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MDI welcomes Michael O’Connell as Director of Foodservice

[Shelton, CT]—September 12, 2018—Mercantile Development, Inc. (MDI) is pleased to announce that Michael O’Connell has joined their team as Director of Foodservice. Michael has a wealth of experience developing strategic relationships and executing customer focused programs in the foodservice marketplace, most recently as the Director of Sales in ITW Pro Brands’ North American foodservice division.

“This is a highly regarded, well-established company and I’m excited to join the team. MDI excels in product quality and customer service and has a complete line of foodservice towels designed to help keep food contact surfaces clean and sanitized. Anyone not buying from us is missing out” states an enthusiastic O’Connell. “I’m excited to introduce our innovative product and packaging solutions to the foodservice market to help manage costs and improve sanitation processes.”

MDI’s Classic® brand towels are an essential tool in critical cleaning systems within foodservice environments and the drive to exceed customer quality expectations for those products is demonstrated through the ISO 9001:2015 certification of MDI’s Quality Management System. “We are committed to continuous improvement and ongoing investment in facilities, equipment and technology,” says Lucia Furman, President. “MDI’s dedication to operational excellence in combination with our status as a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise uniquely aligns us with the values of our customers.”

About MDI

Mercantile Development is a third-generation family owned and operated specialty converter of nonwoven wiping products. Our products are proudly made in the USA at our 155,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility and corporate headquarters in Shelton, CT. We’re proud to be known as The Wiper Specialists®. For more information about MDI and to learn more about Pro-Series® Classic® wipers call 800-333-0900 or email