RICHMOND, Ky. — David Bernstein, president of Lapauw USA, and Jason Hartsell, director of operations at United Hospital Services (UHS), have been appointed to the Association for Linen Management (ALM) board of directors, reports ALM. They joined new board president Judy Reino July 1.
“Our membership encompasses the entirety of the textile care industry, and we are so proud to have strong members on our board that understand our roles in serving industry professionals,” says Reino, president of Reino Linen Services. “David and Jason will bring extensive combined knowledge and fresh ideas to ensure ALM maintains its position as the textile industry’s best resource.”
Bernstein was appointed by the board to fill the seat of Allied Trades Director, ALM says. He is in his third decade of serving the laundry industry with experience in machinery manufacturing and specification, consulting, laundry planning, process improvement, operations and association management.
ALM says Bernstein is known as an industry volunteer and advocate, and has worked with the association for many years as both a conference speaker and a faculty member of ALM’s Laundry & Linen College.
“I am honored to have been asked to join the board of directors of ALM, and it will be my privilege to serve,” says Bernstein. “As we saw at the recent 2018 IMPACT Conference in Savannah, ALM is a thriving, vigorous and deeply involved community of like-minded laundry owners, laundry and linen managers, and suppliers, all of whom are focused on industry growth, research, advocacy, and education. I look forward to working with the professional staff and the board of directors to help guide and grow the organization into the future.”
Hartsell was appointed by the ALM board to fulfill the unexpired term of treasurer, vacated by Richard Bott, RLLD, CLLM, Intermountain Central Laundry, upon his election to president-elect. Hartsell, currently director of operations, joined UHS in June of 2004 and has worked in various roles at UHS, including the director of customer service and sales, IT, and purchasing manager.
He served 14 years as both a non-commissioned and commissioned officer with the Indiana Army National Guard. From 2010 to 2011, Hartsell was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
“I’m excited to be part of an organization that is so central to improving laundry knowledge and textile care across the entire laundry industry,” says Hartsell.
The remaining members of ALM’s board include immediate past president Cindy Molko, RLLD, CLLM, Mayo Clinic; re-elected members Kathy Harris, RLLD, CLLM, Sea Island Laundry, and Nathan Rivers, RLLD, CLLM, Bay Pines VAMC; and Shane Woodson, RLLD, Source America, who will continue to serve as secretary.
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