Vendors, Association Make Personnel Moves

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Tingue Appoints Dufresne Sales Representative

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. —  Global laundry product supplier Tingue has named Adam Dufresne sales representative, covering laundries in the southwestern region of Texas and New Mexico, according to the company. 

A lifelong laundry industry professional, Dufresne grew up working in his family’s drycleaning business en route to serving UniFirst Corp., G&K Services and other laundry companies in a variety of service, sales and management positions of increasing responsibility, Tingue says. 

As one of more than 30 Tingue field sales representatives covering North America, the company says Dufresne helps laundries operate at peak efficiency by offering machine parts, laundry carts and premium finishing supplies, along with on-site product installation services. 

“Adam understands the importance of keeping machines up and running, and the value of personal service,” says Regional Sales Manager Jared Addis. “It’s gratifying when a former customer wants to join team Tingue, and I welcome his experience and perspective.”

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Adam Dufresne

Adam Dufresne

Among the many hotels, resorts and other customers in the region, Dufresne has noted an increasing demand for the company’s machine parts, maintenance support and remanufacturing services. 

“More and more people are recognizing that a poorly maintained machine that produces lesser-quality linens actually costs more over time than repairing or rebuilding the machine,” says Dufresne, who is currently managing multiple flatwork ironer rebuild projects. “The fact that we’re willing to do our installs at 4 a.m. and on weekends to avoid downtime also seems very much appreciated.” Dufresne resides in Austin, Texas.


Braun Hires New Project Manager to Work with Commercial Sales

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Anthony Armelino

Anthony Armelino

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — G.A. Braun Inc. has added Anthony Armelino to its inside sales and project management team as a project manager, the company reports.

Armelino is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received his Master of Science degree in engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.  

He served for 14 years with the U.S. Army as an officer in the Corps of Engineers in a variety of leadership and staff positions. Most recently, he was a program manager for Syracuse University. In this capacity, Armelino was responsible for compiling and executing training programs, departmental budgeting and partnership recruiting in support of national business development.

In his new role, the company says Armelino will be responsible for working with Braun’s commercial sales team to qualify equipment for positioning with clients, working with customers and third-party partners to coordinate equipment installation requirements, and managing the execution of projects.

“We are extremely excited to have Anthony join team Braun as our business continues to grow,” says Cliff Quick, Braun’s director of inside sales and project management. “I am confident that he will further strengthen our capabilities and our ability to develop solutions for the dynamic customer base that we support domestically and internationally.”


Leonard Automatics Adds Design Engineer 

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Jesse Curtis

Jesse Curtis

DENVER, N.C. — Leonard Automatics has added Jesse Curtis to the team as a design engineer, according to the company.

Curtis’ responsibilities include new product development design for Leonard. 

The company says his experience includes designing custom stainless-steel products for a variety of industries, including healthcare and food service. Leonard adds that Curtis understands quality and process control.  

Curtis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


MODRoto Names Joyner to Mid-South Territory

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Anthony Joyner

Anthony Joyner

MADISON, Ind. — Laundry cart manufacturer MODRoto has named Anthony Joyner regional sales manager, the company reports. 

Covering the Mid-South territory of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico, Joyner offers material-handling products and logistics support services for commercial, institutional, industrial, on-premises and other laundries. 

Featuring Poly-Trux laundry and recycling carts, Ship Shape bulk containers and a variety of proprietary product innovations, MODRoto says Joyner joins a growing sales team that also provides a high level of customer service including on-site guidance and support at customer facilities throughout North America.

A veteran of the U.S. Army now serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, Joyner brings a long list of achievements in logistics, planning and implementation, according to the company, along with a record of success with increasing levels of responsibility. 

“Joyner has been all about service first for a very long time, so he already understands why we put customer service as the first priority,” says National Sales Manager Dan Rodriguez. “He has an impressive combination of skill and experience to offer his customers, and I’m very happy he’s on board.”

Joyner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Delaware State University, Dover, Del., and a Master of Science degree in environmental management from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo. He resides in Austin, Texas.


Morris Takes on ALM Marketing, Communication

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Nicole Morris

Nicole Morris

RICHMOND, Ky. — The Association for Linen Management (ALM) says that Nicole Morris will now manage all marketing and communications needs for the organization. 

ALM says Morris has worked for the past six months on contract and is now a full-time employee.

“ALM programs and services are rated number one by participants, but we have relied far too long on word of mouth and individuals finding us,” says ALM Executive Director Linda Fairbanks. “We are thrilled to have Nicole join the team to share our best-kept secrets.”

Morris has more than 10 years experience in marketing, communications and project management, as well as 10 years of television experience, according to ALM. She attended the University of Louisville, where she received her bachelor’s degree in business management with a marketing minor, and then acquired her MBA at Indiana University Southeast.

“I’m excited to be working with such a diverse group of people around the world who work diligently to provide safe, clean, and hygienic textiles for the public,” Morris says. “I look forward to helping all in the textile industry learn about their best resource, ALM.”


Kemco Systems Hires VP of Sales & Marketing

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David Lemen

David Lemen

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kemco Systems, a global water and energy technology company, has hired David Lemen to lead the sales and marketing group, the company reports.

Lemen has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing, where he will lead the team’s water reuse and thermal energy recovery sales force, according to Kemco. 

Lemen has spent the last 11 years in the water and wastewater industry with Evoqua, most recently as business development manager for North American service products.


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