Driggers Joins Softrol Staff


Softrol Systems Inc., Acworth, GA, recently hired Zach Driggers as the company’s manager of product engineering, according to a news release.

G.A. Braun Announces Aftermarket Personnel Changes


J.B. Werner, CEO and chairman of the board for G.A. Braun, Syracuse, NY, recently announced that Dave Clark, vice president of aftermarket operations/customer service, has retired from Braun after 24 years of service. Clark’s successor, Sandro Bortoloni, has been promoted to director of aftermarket operations.

Reopening Tour Heads Up North to Talk Industry Issues


State and local government elections and the recent unveiling of the federal government’s employee-vaccination mandate fueled lively discussions as TRSA staff toured members’ facilities in six Northeastern states on Nov. 1-5. The stops at 13 locations provided ample opportunities for company managers to share their concerns about government initiatives, including how they could comply with the new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 shots. They also got up to speed on the latest TRSA activities from TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci.

Healthcare: Longtime Operator Offers Insights


NOVO Health Services CEO David Stern recently stepped down, with Karl Fillip II succeeding him on Nov. 1. In an interview with Textile Services Weekly, Stern confirmed that he’s retiring from healthcare. Below, he reflects on a long and successful career during which the outsource laundry healthcare market boomed.

OSHA Releases Much-Anticipated COVID-19 ETS


The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) this morning. The ETS requires employers with 100 or more staff members to get their employees vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, or require unvaccinated employees to produce a negative test on at least a weekly basis.