The Polls are Open! Cintas Announces Top 10 Finalists in Nationwide Janitor of the Year Contest

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An elementary school janitor helps students study for their spelling
tests by quizzing them on their weekly words. Another janitor hands out
pencils bought with his own money on the first day of every month. These
are only two of the 10 amazing individuals for whom the public can cast
their ballot in Cintas
(NASDAQ: CTAS) 2017 Janitor of the Year Contest.

The Janitor of the Year contest aims to shine a spotlight on those who
work behind the scenes year-round to make schools a clean, safe and
positive place. Voting will be open through April 14 at

“With over 1,200 nominations, it was more difficult than ever to
determine our top ten finalists,” said Jillian Bauer, Assistant
Marketing Manager, Cintas. “These janitors are the hearts and souls of
their schools. From saving the school play to teaching children new
languages, each one exudes positivity and acts as a role model. Now it’s
up to the schools and communities to rally behind their custodians.”

The 2017 Janitor of the Year will receive a $5,000 cash prize along with
$5,000 in products and services for his or her school from Cintas and
Rubbermaid Commercial Products – not to mention bragging rights. A $500
cash prize will be awarded to each of the remaining nine finalists.

The top 10 finalists in the 2017 Janitor of the Year contest include:

  1. Wendy Boyden – Essex Elementary School (Baltimore)
  2. John Dawson – Pepin Academies (Tampa, Fla.)
  3. Michael Eldridge – Deer Crossing Elementary School (New Market, Md.)
  4. George Hoffman – Seymour Middle School (Seymour, Ind.)
  5. Sauveur Jean – Woodmere Elementary School (Eatontown, N.J.)
  6. Loy Lopez – Rio Rancho Middle School (Rio Rancho, N.M.)
  7. Cecil Lovett – North Calloway Elementary School (Murray, Ky.)
  8. Fred Nieves – Saint Bridget School (Framingham, Mass.)
  9. Ted Qualli Jr. – Newtown Elementary School (Newtown, Penn.)
  10. Andy Wegner – Big Bend Elementary School (Big Bend, Wisc.)

For more information about the Janitor of the Year contest, please
contact Jennifer Petersen at
or 312-664-1532. A high-res Janitor of the Year logo is available via
email or Dropbox at

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and
sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by
providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both
the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.


Mulberry Marketing Communications
Jennifer Petersen