Lifetime Achievement: Former Alliant Chief Gets Supplier Award


TRSA announced today that Jeff Belcher, the former president and owner of Alliant Systems, Irving, TX, was selected as this year’s recipient of the Maglin-Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award for supplier-partner executives. Belcher will receive the award on Oct. 12 at TRSA’s Annual Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the 110th Annual Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Tiburon, in Naples, FL.

Operator Lifetime Achievement: Vaudreuil to Get Award at Annual Conference


TRSA’s Executive Committee and past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients recently voted to honor James Vaudreuil, the president of Huebsch Services, Eau Claire, WI, with TRSA’s Operator Lifetime Achievement Award. Vaudreuil will receive the award on Oct. 12 at TRSA’s Annual Awards Dinner, held in conjunction with the 110th Annual Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Tiburon, in Naples, FL.

Global CEO Panel Announced for 110th Annual Conference


TRSA has just announced that three distinguished CEOs will share their perspectives on various aspects of textile services, covering topics such as sustainability, technological advancements, customer experience and market trends in a CEO Panel being held during the Annual Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples, FL, this Oct. 10-13. Moderated by TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci, the panelists will delve into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, offering invaluable insights into how the sector can adapt and thrive in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Q&A – Marketing Maven Mulls Key Issues


Attendees at TRSA’s upcoming 110th Annual Conference this Oct. 10-12 in Naples, FL, can look forward to a keynote address by one of the leading marketing practitioners in the world today, Andrew Davis. A best-selling author and CEO of Monumental Shift, Davis will bring impeccable credentials to his Oct. 12 address. He’ll tackle a range of issues confronting today’s business leaders, with an emphasis on the role of creativity in leveraging growth. Below are excerpts from a recent interview Davis did with Textile Services Weekly.

Ex-NBA Player Pivots to Success as a Speaker, Career Coach


Walter Bond, a former NBA player who learned leadership skills during a 15-year trek to the top ranks of professional basketball, will share his vision for training excellence during a keynote address at TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference this Oct. 10-12 in Naples, FL.

The Gulf Coast of Florida to Host TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference


Sunny Naples, FL, will be the host city of TRSA’s 110th Annual Conference being held this Oct. 10-12. Nestled between the beach and the golf course, the conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon Golf Resort Hotel and will connect industry leaders, allowing an opportunity to mix professional development and industry updates with some social networking including an interactive charcuterie building challenge, the TRSA Open 9-Hole Golf Tournament and an optional brewery tour.

Candidates Sought for Top TRSA Accolades for Industry Veterans


Nominations for the 2023 iterations of the highest honors bestowed upon our industry’s professionals are open. Separate TRSA Lifetime Achievement Awards distinguish linen, uniform and facility services member operators and supplier partners. Winners are selected on the strength of their TRSA leadership positions and accomplishments, significant contributions to the industry, and leadership and personal qualities.

TRSA Announces 2023 Professional-Development Opportunities 


TRSA’s 2022 professional-development calendar has been published online and registrations will start opening for a range of events. Details can be found at Carefully crafted to appeal to senior executives as well as a broad range of plant management that includes general, maintenance, production, human resources, safety, marketing and sales, the professional-development events highlight TRSA’s commitment to strengthen, grow and promote the linen, uniform and facility services industry through the people who power it.

Annual Conf. Features Industry Awards, Education & Events


TRSA hosted a star-studded 109th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, from Sept. 13-15, featuring keynote addresses from a well-known country singer, songwriter and actor and a former Major League pitcher, in addition to industry-specific education sessions for both operator members and supplier partners.