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Company History  

John A. and Nancy Cheney formed Southwest Sanitary Company (SWS) in 1952. Their goal was to build a client base by providing sanitation and housekeeping products to businesses. The Cheney's wanted to create a "service-oriented" company that met specific needs of their customers rather than providing a generic product base. SWS became a major distributor of national brands, such as, Johnson Wax, Rubbermaid, 3M, Scott Paper and more. Read More...




Camille Fournier

Camille Cheney Fournier is a 4th generation Dallasite, a 1975 graduate of Ursuline Academy and a 1979 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Camille began her career working in the Buying offices of Joske's, an Allied Corporation. In 1982, she began working at SWS where she learned the business from soup to nuts. Read More...  

Bobby Cheney

Bobby Cheney began his career at Southwest Sanitary in the mid 70's after attending The University of North Texas. He immediately began to specialize his customer base on the food industry. In 1980 Bobby owned SSDC, a manufacturer of cleaning chemicals. In 2000 he sold SSDC to EcoLab. In 2002 Bobby again became active at Southwest Sanitary "SWS" by bringing his expertise in Restaurant knowledge. Read More...


Lynn Robertson
Lynn Robertson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1979. Lynn started her accounting career at Southwest Savings Association and continued as a contractor with the Resolution Trust Corporation until 1996. She was employed with Double Diamond Companies from 1997 until 2008 earning the title of Vice President responsible for the accounting department. She came to work at SWS in October 2008 as Controller.

Dave Fournier
General Manager

David Fournier grew up in Houston and went on to attend Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station in 1978 with a BBA in management with a concentration in computer science. Upon graduation Dave joined SWS as a purchasing agent. Through the course of more than 30 years he has been an integral part of the company's evolution from a janitorial supply business into the re-distribution business SWS is today. Dave oversees both the Dallas and Indianapolis location.

Lauren Fournier Diebel
Business Developement

Lauren Fournier Diebel joined SWS in the fall of 2009 after working in New York City as a buyer in the fashion industry. The move back to Dallas was made easy by Lauren's passion for her family's company which was instilled by her mother's success and leadership. Lauren considers her role in Business Developement at SWS to be integral to the company's growth and livelihood and her Native American roots help SWS maintain a strong American presence coupled with a sincere commitment to the environment.

Lauren was a double major at SMU, majoring in both Advertising and Psychology. These degrees help her relay business messages to companies and individuals in a concise and meaningful manner. Lauren is motivated to establish new opportunities for SWS and works to maintain strong ties with current and longstanding business relationships.



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