In 1990, two smart entrepreneurs became friends and then business partners and the world of environmentally responsible cleaning technologies hasn’t been the same since. Dr. Mike Bixenman and Kyle Doyel were both involved in solvent-based solutions, but for very different and distinct industrial manufacturing applications.
They discussed their goals, desires and industry observations and quickly discovered a common awareness around the growing demand for environmentally responsible solutions. Though diverse in their areas of specialty, styles and personalities, they discovered a profound common vision. They didn’t just want to start a business, they wanted to create a special, caring, FUN environment where their team, employees, partners and customers felt valued.
And, so together Doyel and Bixenman founded KYZEN. KYZEN’s mission was to be a place where science and care converge. The name was chosen for its Japanese root word — “kaizen” — which means change for the better, or continual improvement and innovation.