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Hart Joins ALM Board

Kannegiesser ETECH Inc. president/CEO to fulfill allied trades director term

RICHMOND, Ky. — The Association for Linen Management (ALM) reports that Phil Hart, president and CEO of Kannegiesser ETECH Inc., has accepted an invitation to fulfill the unexpired term of Allied Trades Director.

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Phil Hart

Phil Hart

The position was left vacant by the unexpected passing of Mark Mann of MIP Inc. in January. Hart will hold the post through June 2024.

“An organization draws on the strength and experience of its leaders, and ALM is proud to announce the addition of Phil Hart, president and CEO of Kannegiesser ETECH Inc., to our Board of Directors,” says ALM Board President Richard Bott, RLLD, CLLM.

Hart joined the laundry industry in 1995, holding a variety of positions from sales and sales management, to marketing and technical operations.

In 2013, he assumed the role of president and CEO of Kannegiesser USA. Hart was at the helm when his contributions brought Kannegiesser USA and E-Tech Inc. together to form Kannegiesser ETECH Inc. in 2017.

“I am excited Phil has joined the ALM Board,” says James Mangini, RLLD, current president-elect. 

“His years of experience within our industry are an asset, and it’s important to have representation from an equipment manufacturer as ALM continues to move strategically into the future. I look forward to working alongside Phil and the leadership he will provide.” 

Much of that future includes building on the broad educational foundation ALM provides for every layer of the textile care industry.

“ALM’s educational solutions align with our goals to move the industry forward,” says Hart.

“I look forward to working together with ALM leadership and membership now and into the future.”