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.

Town Hall Talks: Labor, Supply-Chain Shortages & Inflation


TRSA recently held a series of six Regional Town Hall meetings that drew laundry operators and supplier partners from across North America, including a session dedicated to Canadian operators. These virtual gatherings focused on a range of issues such as recruitment/retention challenges, as well as policy developments in areas ranging from a new indoor heat standard to the growing prominence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs used by businesses worldwide.

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.

Summit Reflects Everyday HR/Safety Shared Challenges


Specialists in either safety/health or human resources, or generalists responsible for both, found abundant common ground May 17 at TRSA’s HR, Health & Safety Summit in Chicago. All benefited from practical, hands-on analysis of trends, issues and techniques they could use to improve their corporate cultures. They went home with numerous ideas thanks to presentations specific to the industry or covering best practices from other industries, as well as peer-to-peer sharing.

Beldotti Donlan to Lead SUG’s Healthcare Division


Superior Group of Companies Inc., Seminole, FL, recently announced that it hired Catherine Beldotti Donlan, a multi-faceted business executive with nearly 25 years in the apparel and footwear industry, to serve as president of the company’s Superior Uniform Group – Healthcare division, effective immediately.

COVID Case Studies: The Good, the Bad and the Bankrupt


In an article slated for the July/August Clean Show double issue of Textile Services, consultant Bruce Hodes reflects on how companies can overcome adversity by embracing – rather than resisting – the reality of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grubich Gets VP Role at MIP


MIP recently hired longtime laundry executive Nicole Grubich to serve as the company’s vice president, U.S. business unit, effective June 1, according to a company news release.

HR, Marketing & Sales Committees Team Up on Recruiting


The TRSA Human Resources, and Marketing & Sales Committees recently announced plans to collaborate in developing a marketing-resource kit to aid HR and hiring managers in staff-recruitment efforts. These resources could include items such as a bilingual video that explains job descriptions, or social-media templates that members can customize to boost their respective outreach efforts on recruiting.