Recalling “Van” VanLanen
June 5, 2006,
To the Editor:
H.C. VanLanen (Van) was executive vp of Hygiene Industries. Van was the driving force which allowed Hygiene to capture nearly a 60% market share in the shower curtain business, from the late 40’s through the 80’s.
Van passed away [recently] at the age of 82. For those who knew him, he will be remembered as that soft spoken charming man that always got the job done. He was my mentor and my friend.
Sincerely, Patrick J. Mulvenna, PJM Sales, LLC Hinsdale, Ill.