Ed Sisk, President (Founder)
Ed recognized in 2000 an industry-wide need for better floor maintenance products, along with more consistent specifications and standards. XL North was founded to provide manufacturers and maintenance contractors with improved floor cleaning chemistries, as well as more efficient processes and more effective training.
Ed has worked closely with the makers of flooring products over nearly two decades. By listening to their concerns regarding long-term appearance retention through proper maintenance, a complete line of XLN formulas has been developed. No matter the type of flooring, Ed continues to collaborate with the XLN team to create innovative, quality maintenance products.
Proud of XLN’s partnership with Textile Rubber and Chemical Company, Ed mentions that TRCC employs some of the finest and hardest working chemical engineers on the planet. That association provides Ed with access to innovative, proven technology and sets XL North apart from other maintenance chemistry manufacturers.
When asked about XLN’s success, Ed credits the XL North team. “The on-going success of this business is owed directly to the men and women within the company, who never stop imagining and implementing a better solution, a better process or better approach to making our world a little cleaner for a lot longer.”
Bill Luallen, Sr. Vice President National Sales
Bill Luallen has been in the flooring industry since 1997 when he started with Shaw Industries then later moving to the Mohawk Group.
Over a very short period of time, Bill’s passion for “visible outcome” found its home in the maintenance side of flooring. Taking the knowledge of how carpet is made, he went on to work for several very large flooring contractors, specializing in the floor care maintenance divisions. His desire to evolve the industry moved him into focusing on procedures and chemistry where he now resides as the National Sales Director for XL North, a division of Textile Rubber and Chemical Company.
Bill routinely holds training seminars around the country, covering the business, sales and technical sides of the industry. He also enjoys assisting his clients in performing demonstrations in the field. He has become a favorite of technical departments of both carpet mills and resilient manufacturers for his ability to troubleshoot situations and provide solutions.
Bill participates on many panels and boards including the CRI, The IICRC (RFMT Vice Chair) and the League of Hard Flooring Professionals. Along with being certified by the IICRC (CCMT AND FCT) his 20 plus years of experience has made him a floor care industry leader.
Adriane Cummings, Director of Customer Service
The “voice” of XL North, Adriane heads up the customer service department, always making sure our customers are taken care of. She’s been working with XL North customers for over 10 years, while alson keeping the office, production and sales teams in line.
Joe Desouto, Manufacturing Production Manger
Joe is one of a kind! As a manufacturing and production manager with many years of experience, Joe and his team have been vital to the success of XL North. He is always focused on delivering excellent and consistent products while keeping an eye on shipping on time.
Joe’s dedication to his work (he’s always the first one in the plant whether its rain, sleet or snow) is ever apparent and a huge factor in XLN’s continued success.
Donald Burnbright, Chemist/Quality Control Manager
Don has over 18 years of chemical formulating and quality control experience. His passion for efficient, fast-acting and environmentally responsible formulations is infectious. When not in a lab coat, Don enjoys off-shore fishing, restoring classic cars and tutoring chemistry.