TINGUE, BROWN & CO. PROMOTES ACTON TO VP
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — After nearly 10 years of work with Tingue, Brown & Co., Ty Acton has been promoted from national sales manager to vice president.
CEO David Tingue cites Acton’s overall performance and leadership skills as the main reasons for his promotion.
“Ty raised the bar for what is considered excellence, and his role is expanding accordingly with the results he’s driven,” says Tingue. “He’s established a supportive culture that drives everyone to excel individually but also to work together as a team, and that approach has been inspirational throughout the organization.”
Acton’s main focus as vice president will be heading global sales efforts for the company and the Talley Machinery laundry parts and equipment division.
LAUNDRY SYSTEMS OF TENNESSEE PROMOTES CLOONAN
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Sean Cloonan, previously a service technician for Laundry Systems of Tennessee, has been promoted to service manager. He has been with the company since 2012.
“Sean is an extremely hard worker who gives his utmost to help out customers in need of technical service,” says Jeff Large, owner of Laundry Systems of Tennessee. “He’s smart, a good leader and easy to work with.”
In his new role, Cloonan manages a team of service technicians, as well as parts inventory and distribution.
“As a service manager, my No. 1 goal is to help the customer,” says Cloonan. “When customers request service, our goal is to be at their location within 24 hours.”
Prior to his work with Laundry Systems of Tennessee, Cloonan owned and operated a local tire store.
SUPERIOR LINEN HIRES SELIGA AS SALES MANAGER
TULSA, Okla. — Joining the Superior Linen Service regional sales team is A.J. Seliga, who will be a territory sales manager for the company’s Eastern Division. With this new position, he will focus on building relationships with new and existing customers.
“With the addition of a go-getter like A.J., Superior Linen Service is excited to continue broadening our reach while serving the needs of our customers,” says Therese Hood, director of Territory Sales. “A.J. will be a tremendous leader and asset for our Eastern Division team.”
Seliga comments: “I appreciate the willingness that the staff has demonstrated toward teaching me and helping me understand the importance of each aspect of the company so far.”
YANKEE EQUIPMENT APPOINTS LIMONCELLI COO
BARRINGTON, N.H. — Peter Limoncelli has been appointed chief operating officer of Yankee Equipment Systems. Limoncelli’s 22-year career includes positions in field sales and sales management, as well as executive roles. He is also an owner of the company.
“Peter’s passion for the industry and drive to form long-term relationships with our customers has resulted in steady growth of product offerings and revenue over the last several years,” says Ted Ristaino, Yankee president.
ARCO/MURRAY WELCOMES PROJECT MANAGERS, DESIGNER
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Two project managers and a CAD designer recently added to the staff at ARCO/Murray are contributing to its growth, the company says.
Brian Maloy, a project manager, has been with the company since 2013. He is transitioning to the Laundry Division, bringing with him knowledge of medical tenant improvements and distribution centers. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in civil engineering and a master’s in finance.
Rick Guth was a project engineer with JE Dunn in Nashville, Tenn., where he gained on-site, estimating, and operations experience with an emphasis on hospital expansions and renovations. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in building construction management.
New CAD designer Zak Bednarski has seven years of experience, previously working in mechanical design and developing 3D models. He gained this knowledge at ITT Technical Institute, where he earned a bachelor’s in construction management.
CINTAS APPOINTS HANSEN COMPANY VP, CFO
CINCINNATI — The Cintas Board of Directors has appointed J. Michael Hansen as vice president and chief financial officer of the company. He reports to CEO Scott D. Farmer and has responsibility for the company’s financial operations.
Hansen has been with Cintas since 1995, beginning in the financial department. Since 2010, he has served as vice president and treasurer, where he worked closely with retired CFO William C. Gale.
Prior to his work with Cintas, Hansen worked at Ernst & Young and Rockwell International, and he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.
“Mike’s financial expertise and extensive knowledge of our business make him very well positioned to be chief financial officer,” says Farmer. “I have every confidence that Cintas will achieve additional success under his guidance and oversight.”
CG WEST NAMES SORENSEN VICE PRESIDENT
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Tod Sorensen, previously regional sales manager, has been appointed the new vice president of Continental Girbau West. This change in title will require a move from Neenah, Wis., to Southern California.
With 20 years of experience in the industry, Sorensen has worked in distribution, management, and on-premises, industrial, route and vended laundry development. In the past, he’s worked with Schering-Plough Corp., Hughes Enterprises, Coin-O-Matic and Coinmach Corp.
“Tod has done an excellent job supporting our distribution network and customers,” says Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales and customer services for Continental Girbau Inc. “Much of his experience is at the distributor level in route, on-premise and vended laundries, but Tod has also managed distributorships throughout the western U.S. He knows a good deal about the Southern California market and brings applicable management experience to his new position.”
COLMAC PROMOTES PHILLIPS TO OFFICE MANAGER
COLVILLE, Wash. — Colmac Industries has promoted Kendra Phillips to office manager, the company reports. Phillips will focus on office administration as well as marketing activities.
Colmac says that Phillips has been with the company for four years, and that she “has become an integral part of the Colmac team.”
O’DONNELL, RODRIGUEZ, AGRAM JOIN DIAMOND CHEMICAL TEAM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Diamond Chemical has hired Robert O’Donnell and Randy Rodriguez as technical representatives in the company’s Institutional Group, and has also added Jon Agram as field service technician.
O’Donnell has 13 years of experience in sales, service and sales management for warewash and on-premises laundries, Diamond says. He is also an accomplished chef, which gives him unique insight into the restaurant, banquet and catering businesses, the company adds.
Rodriguez possesses many years of electrical experience and knowledge and has a high level of customer service capability, Diamond says. He also has experience maintaining and troubleshooting commercial dishwashers, hot water heaters and laundry machinery.
Agram brings more than 15 years of experience in the sales and service of electronic devices to Diamond. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics systems technology with a specialization in electronics management, and served in the U.S. Navy as a maintenance and electronics technician, according to the company.
AMERIPRIDE PROMOTES WYATT, ROTMAN
MINNEAPOLIS — AmeriPride Services has promoted Wiz Wyatt and Dave Rotman to executive roles. Wyatt has been appointed vice president of strategic partnerships, while Rotman is now vice president of supply chain.
Wyatt has been with AmeriPride since 2006, with previous roles including vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of supply chain. His new role will involve developing and maintaining “positive and mutually beneficial working relationships with industry, community and key vendor partners,” according to the company.
“Our ongoing success and growth will be directly supported by how well we develop and maintain our business relationships,” says Bill Evans, president and CEO of AmeriPride. “In many respects, we will continue building on the efforts of the supply chain team over the past three years.”
Rotman joined the company in 2007 and most recently served as senior director of program management. In his role, he will support the improvement of AmeriPride’s supply chain systems and processes, the company reports.