Halifax Linen Appoints Neal to GM Role


Carson Neal recently was named general manager of Halifax Linen Service at its Roanoke Rapids, NC, plant. In his new role, Neal oversees five department managers: controller, human resources, operations, service and sales.

Kim Thrasher Joins Lavatec’s Sales Team


Lavatec Laundry Technology Inc., Beacon Falls, CT, recently announced that Kim Thrasher has joined its staff as sales and marketing coordinator. She oversees research and assisting the regional sales team with equipment-related inquiries and price quotes; and reports directly to company President Mark Thrasher.

Moors Partners with TRSA Certification Programs


Long-time executive Rudi Moors recently created Beyond Washing LLC, Greenville, NC. The strategic services consultancy will manage the certification auditors and process through a partnership with TRSA and its certification initiatives, according to a news release.

Feldman Joins the Staff at Gurtler Industries


Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently announced that Andy Feldman has accepted an expanded role with Gurtler. In his new role, Feldman will be responsible for enhancing Gurtler’s company-wide sales growth, according to a news release.

Exit Interview – Q&A With M+A Matting’s David Watterson


After 34 years’ service in the business of supplying mats to the linen, uniform and facility services industry, David Watterson, M+A Matting’s vice president of field and international sales, recently announced his retirement from the LaGrange, GA-based company. M+A helped fuel the growth of the mat-rental market, starting with its founding in the early 1960s as Mountville Mills Inc. Because of Watterson’s pivotal role in that growth, we asked if he’d answer a few questions about where the business is headed in the 2020s and beyond. Excerpts of his responses appear below.

Plymate Names Ben Warnecke as President


Plymate Inc., Shelbyville, IN, recently named Ben Warnecke as president. In this new role, Warnecke is taking over the responsibilities for all Plymate operations. He is the fourth generation to operate the family business, according to a news release.

Oliver Promoted to VP at Venus Group


Venus Group, a Foothill Ranch, CA-based global textile manufacturer and distributor, recently announced that Santhakumar (SK) Oliver has been promoted to vice president, sourcing. Oliver ascended to the role on Jan. 1, according to a news release.