About Clean Direct Inc.
Clean Direct is a culmination of years of work in both technology and the cleaning industry. Based out of North Carolina and serving all of North America, the team is building a new type of distributorship for the specialty cleaning industry, one that combines the strong foundation of traditional distribution methods, the technological advances of today's e-commerce & digital marketing world and a full-service sales team. All rolled-up in one!
Why are we unique?
Clean Direct offers a 360º degree approach to the industry. We are a stocking master distributor that offers fulfillment, express & freight shipping, pre-sales & post-sales support, service and warranty work...all built upon the Clean Direct online platform. Our network of knowledgeable, independent staff and sales agents provide local representation and are specially trained on solving your unique, specialty cleaning needs. We have specialists available for each product line.
Meet our team:
CEO & Founder, Garrett McAlister
Garrett began his entrepreneurial journey in grade school where he sold candy on the school bus. In college he started a t-shirt company and after graduation a small chain of candy stores.
Later he worked for a Fortune 500 technology company holding various roles in sales, channels, project management and business intelligence. This spanned 16 years, while also running a large eBay business selling cars & stuff online. This eventually led to opening a local car dealership, still on the side.
In 2016 he left corporate life and opened the master distributorship for SkyVac USA & Canada, eventually adding The Mosmatic Professional, and other niche cleaning equipment to the portfolio.
Clean Direct was incorporated in 2019 and has become the "umbrella" brand representing multiple manufacturers in the specialty cleaning industry.
Our goal is to become the #1 specialty cleaning source in North America.
Shipping Manager & Operations, Jimmy Barefoot
Jimmy spent 16 years self-employed in the shipping industry. He owned and operated a local Ship and Pack center with moving trucks. Before that he worked 9 years in a large transportation center, managing logistics and shipping.
One of the most important aspects of today's sales program is an effective, timely & efficient shipping operation. Jimmy raises the bar on logistics quality. He coordinates hundreds of freight shipments and thousands of small parcel packages a year. He also manages inventory and warehousing.
Services Manager, Pete Owens
Pete has a unique gift of being able to fix anything. With a background in design, mechanics, carpentry and a whole bag of other talents, Pete manages service work, demonstrations, trade-shows, and all the odd stuff that nobody else around here even knows where to begin!
Did we mention he loves travel, especially on his motorcycle?
Independent Sales Specialist, Mike Murray
Mike has years of sales experience most recently in medical sales. He now specializes in cleaning solutions for many types of organizations across North America. He is also the local agent for NC, SC & VA.
His favorite holiday is St. Patricks Day. He originates from Upstate NY but now calls North Carolina home.
Independent Sales Specialist, Nick Paluzzi
Nick spent many years as a professional musician. He also owned a services business and has a background in engineering. He now specializes in cleaning solutions for many types of organizations across North America. He is a specialist in SkyVac and Mosmatic.