CHICAGO — Chicago Dryer Co. (Chicago®) has hired Chuck Anderson as sales director for the company’s Western U.S. region.
Anderson has been in the laundry industry for more than 23 years, most recently with Ellis Corp. He will work with Chicago®’s established distributor network to increase sales and provide additional customer support services. Anderson was a contributing member to the American Laundry News Panel of Experts in 2011.
“We feel that Chuck’s extensive experience on the equipment specification/sales, chemical, and service sides in a wide variety of laundry environments will be of great value to our commercial, industrial and on-premise laundry customers,” says Tom Egebrecht, Chicago®’s sales director.
RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Systems has promoted Bill Brooks to national sales manager of UniMac, the company reports.
Brooks will be responsible for overseeing sales of the UniMac brand of heavy-duty commercial laundry equipment in the United States and Canada.
He joined Alliance in 1990 and has held several positions during his tenure. He most recently was the national accounts sales manager. He is an expert in the OPL industry and has provided counsel to many national hotel and healthcare chains on issues that impact a laundry’s operating costs, Alliance says.
“Bill’s track record of success with Alliance made him an ideal candidate to lead UniMac,” says Jeff Brothers, Alliance’s senior vice president of sales, North America. “We look forward to his continued success and congratulate him on his new venture.”
“I look forward to continuing and strengthening existing relationships with our distributors and establishing new connections,” says Brooks. “I’m excited to be part of a brand that is known for its quality equipment and expertise in the on-premises market.”
Brooks has a bachelor’s degree in business administration (minor in marketing) from Concordia College, St. Paul, Minn.
He also serves as a lieutenant with the Berlin Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where he has volunteered for 22 years.
ACWORTH, Ga. — Softrol Systems has added Tim Grandy to its staff as vice president of sales and marketing.
Grandy’s experience that will help strengthen and grow the company’s position in its core marketplace, as well as initiate penetration into markets other than textile rental and textile manufacturing, Softrol says.
He has more than 14 years of business development, product development, engineering, technical support, and sales management experience. He’s held management posts at General Electric, Siemens Energy and Automation, and Lutron Electronics.