Alsco Co-CEO to Retire after 43 Years    


On June 30, Kevin Steiner will retire from his role as Co-CEO of Alsco Uniforms, Salt Lake City. Steiner will remain an Alsco employee, but without day-to-day responsibilities. He also will remain a member of Alsco’s Board of Directors and on Board Committees, according to a news release.

‘Roaring with Pride’: TRSA Next Gens Tour Roscoe Plant


As part of TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives Committee meeting on June 15 in Chicago, 20-plus leaders of their companies toured the Roscoe Co. plant on the city’s westside. The business is now celebrating its 100th anniversary as a family-owned-and-operated independent industrial laundry.

Sigmatex-Lanier Elevates Maqbool to President


Sigmatex-Lanier Textiles, New York, recently announced that Khurram Maqbool has been promoted to president of the company, effective July 1. Maqbool joined Sigmatex-Lanier in 2010 and has served as executive vice president, according to a news release.

O’Neil Named TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Winner


The Executive Committee of TRSA’s Board of Directors recently voted to honor Brian O’Neil, president of California Linen Services, Pasadena, CA, with the association’s highest honor, the TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award. O’Neil will receive the award on Sept. 15 at TRSA’s Annual Awards Dinner held in conjunction with its Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.

EMI Co-Founder, Ex-IIL Chief Passes On


Bernard (Bernie) Ehrlich, 95, the founder of TRSA’s leading educational program, the Executive Management Institute (EMI), passed away on May 18 due to an illness. Ehrlich’s career spanned 42 years of leadership in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. He had a unique impact on generations of laundry operators who served under his tutelage.

‘Surf the Wave’: European Operator Discusses Trends There


Textile Services Weekly recently interviewed Andreas Holzer, managing director of Bardusch GmbH, Kusnacht, Germany, about trends in sustainability and how European operators are dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. Holzer, whose company is a TRSA member, also serves as the elected chairman of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA). Excerpts of our discussion follow.

ABS Expands U.S.-Based Team


Due to the continuous growth of ABS in North America, Kimberly Licari recently joined the company’s staff as a business consultant/project manager, according to a news release.