O’Neil Named TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

06/10/2022

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

06/03/2022

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.

HR & Safety Keynote Warns of Threats of ‘Nuclear Verdicts’

04/22/2022

Michael Halter, director of loss control at Haylor, Freyer and Coon Inc., Syracuse, NY, will keynote this year’s TRSA HR, Health & Safety Summit scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, in Chicago. Halter, a certified safety professional with more than 30 years of safety and health consulting experience, will provide an outside perspective on how to be safe and compliant in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Ex-TRSA Board Member Leonard Reino Passes Away

10/22/2021

Leonard Reino, 83, recently passed away at home in Sandusky County’s (OH) Madison Township, according to news reports. Reino expanded his family’s dry-cleaning business into a commercial laundry serving hospitals and healthcare facilities across Ohio, from Toledo to Cincinnati, as well as southeast Michigan.

Berg Returns to VP Role at Encompass Group

10/01/2021

Encompass Group LLC, McDonough, GA, recently named Steve Berg as the company’s vice president, product strategy and development, healthcare textiles. In collaboration with the Encompass internal sourcing and product teams, as well as the external national sales organization, Berg will direct and support companywide strategic sales and product development plans for the healthcare market, according to a news release.

Former CSC Leader Passes Away

08/30/2021

Jamey Cashman, who served as the executive director of the CSCNetwork for 12 years before stepping down from the role in February, passed away on Aug. 29 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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