KENNER, La. — Mike Diedling, applications engineering manager, has retired from Pellerin Milnor Corp., the company reports.
Diedling began his career in the laundry industry as an industrial engineer for Morgan Services, where he worked on increasing the efficiency and productivity of their plants. He then joined the Milnor family in 1978 as an industrial engineer in the Laundry Engineering Department.
Just three years later, Diedling took on the role of Laundry Engineering Department manager. The company says he quickly became a valued expert on turning challenging projects with demanding requirements into efficient laundry solutions for customers all over the world.
“It can’t get any better than that,” he notes, reflecting on his personal satisfaction helping customers achieve their laundry dreams.
Diedling also notes that the people—from fellow workers to customers—have all left a lasting impact on him that he will treasure for years to come.
He leaves Milnor will a strong sense of family, a strong work ethic, and a strong sense of satisfaction that the department he managed for nearly 37 years will continue to support customers’ needs for future generations.
Upon retiring, Diedling is most looking forward to spending time with his two grandchildren–his ultimate pride and joy. Among his other future hobbies are spending more time serving in his church ministry alongside his wife, tackling a to-do list for his home, dabbling in gardening, and following his aspiration to become a good cook.
“It would seem like New Orleans might be a very good place to learn,” he says.
James Pellerin, president and CEO of Milnor, attributes Mike as an integral part of Milnor’s success in laundry systems, stating, “His experience and talents found ample opportunity for productive expression. His insights and recommendations were relied upon by two generations of Milnor dealers worldwide.”
Rick Kelly, vice president of Sales and Marketing, agrees, adding, “For 40 years, Mike’s contribution to Milnor and the industry as a valuable knowledge resource and teacher are appreciated beyond measure. We are grateful for his dedication to Milnor and his contribution to the industry. We wish Mike, his wife Judi and his family all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”