Ex-Cintas Exec Joins Miura Staff


Miura America Co. Ltd., Rockmart, GA, recently added Young Hahn to its staff. Han will focus solely on the linen, uniform and facility services industry, according to a news release.

Milliken Welcomes New Textile Business President


Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently promoted David Smith to executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Textile Business. Stepping into this new role after more than 40 years with Milliken, Smith will oversee the company’s diverse textile portfolio, according to a news release.

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.

Burke Ascends to VP Role at G.A. Braun


Gary Ostrum, executive vice president of global sales and marketing, G.A. Braun Inc., Syracuse, NY, recently announced the promotion of Ray Burke to vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada, according to a news release.

Fillip to Succeed Stern as NOVO CEO


NOVO Health Services recently announced that CEO David Stern will retire from that post on Nov. 1. Karl Fillip II, who previously served as president, will succeed him as CEO.

Cintas’ Chief Weighs in on Company’s Growth, Culture


After a 40-year tenure that has witnessed unprecedented innovation and meteoric growth in the uniform and industrial services sector and related markets, Cintas Corp. Chairman Scott Farmer now sees his company’s biggest long-term challenge in figuring out how to compete not only against other laundries, but with online companies such as Amazon and retailers such as Wal-Mart.