LAUNDRYLUX ADDS GERSHMAN FOR PLUS DEVELOPMENT
INWOOD, N.Y. — Laundrylux reports that Jon Gershman has been hired for national business development of the company’s Professional Laundry Utility Service (PLUS), a program for cloud-based laundry solutions.
Gershman, who began his sales career in commercial real estate, will be responsible for driving growth through PLUS distributors nationwide, as well as developing new national accounts for the service.
“We have already seen the impact with Jon onboard, and his base in Los Angeles allows us to cover a national geography effectively,” says Cody Milch, vice president for OPL and PLUS.
“We have already added two additional dedicated professionals to the PLUS inside sales team so that Jon, our regional business development managers, and myself can rapidly scale PLUS and our OPL opportunities.”
“I am honored to be a part of an innovative company that is expanding its product offering, merging modern technology with the needs of the customer,” Gershman says.
GURTLER INDUSTRIES HIRES CARRY
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — Gurtler Industries has added David Carry as manager of market development in the Southern California area. Carry joined Gurtler in June and has more than 25 years of experience in the laundry industry.
MORRIS, GOMEZ JOIN TINGUE, BROWN & CO.
SADDLEBROOK, N.J. — Tingue, Brown & Co. reports that it has hired Darin Morris and Sebastian Gomez as sales representatives.
Morris, who recently retired from the military, will serve customers in Arizona, southern Nevada and southern Utah.
“I look forward to working with everyone in my region and supporting them with outstanding Tingue, Brown products,” says Morris.
Jared Addis, regional manager, adds, “Darin is a most welcome member of the Tingue team, with a great natural aptitude for his position.”
Gomez will serve as the company’s representative throughout the Caribbean and in parts of South America. He has “extensive business experience” in this area, according to the company.
He previously expanded the market and client base for an international firm serving Latin American countries, and was formerly employed in the insurance and real estate fields, Tingue says.
Gomez has a master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University.
“I’m eager to learn as much as possible about the laundry industry and its customer requirements, and am open to suggestions and ways to improve,” says Gomez, who adds that he is “just having fun while doing my job and helping Tingue customers.”
DIAMOND CHEMICAL WELCOMES NEW ACCOUNT MANAGERS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Diamond Chemical reports that it has hired Mario Sandoval and Thomas Dolezal as account managers for the company’s Midwest laundry division.
Sandoval has a background in sales and maintenance of detergent products and large-scale chemical injection systems, and will be focusing on new account development and sales/service for the company, according to Diamond Chemical.
Dolezal has more than 30 years of experience in sales and management, the company says, and he will focus on new account development and chemical sales to a number of industry sectors, including commercial laundries, nursing homes, hotels and hospitals.
AMERIPRIDE ADDS NEW VP/CIO
MINNEAPOLIS — Steven John has been hired as AmeriPride’s vice president and chief information officer, the company reports. John, who most recently served as CIO of Workday Inc., a provider of cloud-based enterprise applications for human resources management, payroll and finance, will lead AmeriPride’s information systems team and be responsible for the company’s digital strategy.
John was recognized by Computerworld magazine in 2006 as a “Premier 100 IT Leader” and received the CIO Executive Council’s Leadership Award in 2008. John has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the University of Utah and also completed graduate work at Temple University.
“AmeriPride has been investing in, and enhancing, our capabilities and leadership in technology in order to enrich the customer experience and accelerate growth,” says Bill Evans, president and CEO of AmeriPride. “With his strong background in developing innovative technology solutions for leading brands, Steven John will help us achieve our company’s growth strategy through digital innovation and technology.”
PENN EMBLEM ADDS NEW HEALTHCARE BUSINESS MANAGER
PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Bachow has been hired as business manager at Penn Emblem, the company reports. In his role, he will focus on healthcare markets and will be responsible for expanding the company’s business related to assisted living, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
Bachow was formerly a business development associate at CEB, a research and advisory company, where he worked with commercial sales teams on their marketing strategies.
VENUS GROUP HIRES MARQUETTE
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. — Venus Group has hired J.B. Marquette as regional sales manager for the Midwest, the company reports. He will cover Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
Marquette has been in the industry for 18 years and served Crothall Healthcare for the past six years as a general manager. He got his start in textiles in 1996 with Industrial Towel Supply, Laurel, Md., where he was a general manager.
Marquette has also served Nixon Uniform, Beltsville, Md., as an operations manager, and American Linen Supply (Alsco) as a general manager in Macon, Ga.
He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Maryland.