LAS VEGAS — PureStar, a provider of laundry services and linen management to the hospitality industry in North America, reports it has appointed Brian Herington as chief executive officer, and to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.
“Brian has a proven track record across multiple industries with decades of leadership experience in both public and private companies,” says Gail Mandel, executive chair of the PureStar board.
“Brian’s collaborative approach, commercial expertise and ability to successfully execute business plans will further strengthen our impressive operations team and position PureStar for this exciting next chapter.”
Herington has more than 30 years of industrial and commercial experience leading complex, technology-driven businesses both regionally and globally.
He most recently served as senior vice president and chief commercial officer of Univar Solutions, a publicly-traded, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients, following Univar’s acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, where Herington served as executive vice president of chemicals from 2016 to 2019.
Before that, he was a region division head, Americas at ABB and a president at Thomas & Betts. Earlier in his career, he spent more than 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility in the United States, Latin America and Europe at General Electric, SABIC, a portfolio company of Sun Capital, and Amoco Chemical.
He has a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University and an MBA from Ashford University.
“I am honored and excited to lead PureStar, which has continued to deliver for customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Herington says. “As the only national provider of linen management services to the hospitality industry, the company has tremendous potential to accelerate growth and profitability.
“In partnership with Cornell Capital, management and our hard-working employees, I am eager to start building on our highly scalable customer value proposition, leveraging our North America footprint and executing our growth strategy.”
“Brian is a proven, transformative leader, and we are confident he is ideally suited to continue to elevate the PureStar brand, partner with key suppliers and position the business for future success,” says Henry Cornell, founder and senior partner at Cornell Capital, which acquired the company in 2018.
“We look forward to working closely with him and the PureStar leadership team and board to drive operational excellence, financial outperformance and long-term value creation.”