PDI Healthcare

A Mission to Be The Difference®

We are driven by a higher purpose to lead the fight against preventable infections and help save lives. Because of what we do every day, someone’s Mother, Brother, Father, Son, Sister, Aunt, Uncle, Child or Lover won’t get sick, die or suffer.

A multi-generational, family-owned company dedicated to Be The Difference®


Thomas Aglio

Vice President, Sales, PDI Healthcare

Anthony (Tony) Cerasuolo

Senior Vice President, Finance, PDII

Brent Boucher

Executive in Residence, PDI Infection Prevention

Renee DeFranco

Chief People Officer, PDII

Matt Gattuso

Executive Vice President, PDII & President, PDI Infection Prevention

Jonathan Kupperman

Executive Vice President, Global Development, PDII

Cheryl Mallon

Vice President, Sales, Contract Manufacturing

Jennifer (Rhoda) Marsh

Vice President, National Accounts, PDI Healthcare

Christopher McDonnell

Vice President, Research & Development, PDI Infection Prevention

Chris Purcelli

Vice President, Strategy, PDI Infection Prevention

Dawn Rubel

Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, PDII

Matt Schiering

Vice President & General Manager, Sani Professional

Shawn Smith

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, PDII

Elise Tordella

Vice President, Marketing, PDI Healthcare

Keith St. John

Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI Infection Prevention

Todd Wiggs

Vice President, Health Systems, PDI Healthcare

Jerry Zukowsky

Vice President, Operations, PDII

A History

Grounded In Innovation

Browse our company history, innovations and more by clicking the arrows below.

  1. Nice-Pak


    Arthur Julius establishes Nice-Pak, which quickly becomes the global leader in pre-moistened wipes for the consumer, healthcare, commercial and contract packaging markets.

  2. First Production Facility


    Nice-Pak opens its first production facility and ships the Wet-Nap® moist towelette.

  3. Robert Julius


    Robert Julius, son of Arthur, takes the helm.

  4. Healthcare Division


    PDI is established as the healthcare division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc.

  5. Sani-Cloth®


    PDI invents the disinfecting wipe category with the introduction of Sani-Cloth®, the first surface disinfectant germicidal disposable wipe approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  6. Super Sani-Cloth®


    PDI introduces Super Sani-Cloth® #1 used surface disinfectant germicidal disposable wipe in healthcare

  7. Sani-Hands®


    PDI invents the first antimicrobial alcohol gel hand wipe.

  8. Partnership with APIC


    PDI begins its partnership with Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). PDI expands; moves into Annex Building on Nice-Pak campus in Orangeburg, NY.

  9. Zachary Julius


    Zachary Julius, son of Robert and grandson of Arthur – assumes leadership of the three PDI divisions: Healthcare, Commercial and Contract.

  10. PDI Introduces Chlorascrub™


    (Now PDI Prevantics®) - the first 3.15% Chlorhexidine Gluconate / 70% Isopropyl Alcohol skin antiseptic.

  11. the Champions Kit


    PDI partners with APIC to introduce The Champions Kit, An educational tool for Infection Preventionists (IP) to help IPs achieve zero healthcare-associated infections. PDI is incorporated as a separate company.

  12. Wins World of Wipes Award


    PDI wins World of Wipes Award for first germicidal wipe to balance patient expectations with healthcare worker needs.

  13. Be the Difference


    PDI launches Be The Difference™ and new corporate brand to publicly reinforce the company’s commitment to Infection Prevention by helping healthcare professionals Be The Difference in everyday Infection Prevention in healthcare and other public environments.

  14. Prevantics®


    PDI launches Prevantics® skin antisepsis platform.


We value our partnerships with leading industry organizations and continuously invest in clinically relevant relationships that share the mutual goal of reducing preventable infections. 


PDI is proud of the recognition we have received from our partners over the years.


Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Partnership Award
McKesson Supplier of the Year Award
NDC 2014 Vendor of the Year Award


June 18th proclaimed PDI Be The Difference Day in Rockland County, NY
Medassets, Platinum Supplier Award


RBA Pinnacle Manufacturers Award for Business Excellence


MedAssets Medical Surgical Program Bronze Supplier Award

Corporate Responsibility Report