Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award for Associates

Similar to the TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award for operators, candidates for the Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award for Associates is for TRSA Associate members who have served TRSA in ways that have improved the association and industry.  Any TRSA member (Operator or Associate) may nominate.

Criteria | Nomination Process | Selection Process | Previous Winners | Nomination Form

The TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award for Associates is named for the late Rudolph A. “Rudy” Maglin, the chemical supplier who received the first such accolade in 2000; and James Biggie, the Coyne Textile Services executive who joined The Penn Companies for whom the Uniform and Textile Service Association (now blended with TRSA) named its supplier award. Rudy completed his career with Dober Group, the predecessor of Spindle.

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PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for nominations for this award is May 31, 2020.


A nominee should have served the Association and Industry without regard to the improvement of the Associate Member’s own company in ways such as (but not limited to):

  • Participating on TRSA committees
  • Serving on the Associate Executive Committee
  • Serving on the TRSA Board of Directors
  • Providing articles to Textile Services Magazine
  • Presenting at TRSA conferences or other meetings
  • Teaching at TRSA Institutes such as MMI, PMI, and EMI
  • Assisting in the writing of TRSA manuals and handbooks
  • Working with TRSA members to improve their processes to the betterment of their companies

Nomination Process

TRSA Operator and Associate members may nominate individuals they feel are deserving of the Maglin/Biggie TRSA Associate Lifetime Achievement Award for Associates. Applications, in the form of a nomination, must include a detailed description of the nominee’s contributions to the industry and be submitted through the official nomination form. Self nominations are not accepted.

Selection Process

Once the nomination period has closed, the TRSA Associate Members Executive Committee will review all nominations and select one or more individual to receive the Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement for Associates award based on the provided criteria.

Previous Winners

2019 Winner of the Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award for Associates: Milton Magnus, president, M&B Hangers

2019: Milton Magnus – M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL
2018: David Hart – M+A Matting, La Grange, GA
2017: Jim Pellerin – Pellerin Milnor Corp., Kenner, LA
2016: Ralph Howard – Kleen-Tex Industries Inc., Atlanta, GA
2015: Blaine Jackson – Kannegiesser USA, Grand Prairie, TX
2014: John Schultz – Ellis Corp., Itasca, IL
2013: Mike Carter – Century Place/Paragon, Charlotte, NC
2012: Jeff Frushtick – Leonard Automatics Inc., Denver, NC
2011: Mark Brim – Brim Laundry Machinery, Dallas, TX
2009: Jorn Munch Jensen – Jensen-Group, Bijenstraat, Denmark
2004: Lee “Skip” Kemberling – Kemco Systems, Clearwater, FL
2004: Norvin Pellerin – Pellerin Milnor Corp., New Orleans, LA
2003: Ray Paleczny – Thermopatch Corp., Syracuse, NY
2003: Bill Tingue – Tingue, Brown & Co., Saddle Brook, NJ
2002: Mike Dineen – Pellerin Milnor Corp., New Orleans, LA
2001: Ben Martin – VF Corp., Nashville, TN
2001: Tom Storm – WSI Washing Systems, Cincinnati, OH
2000: Rudy Maglin – Dober Group, Woodridge, IL
1999: George Brown – VF Corp., Nashville, TN
1998: Gregory Kramer – Ecolab/Textile Care, St. Paul, MN
1994: Aaron Bitman – Penn Cos., Philadelphia, PA
1993: Mike Dineen – Pellerin Milnor Corp., New Orleans, LA
1992: Lloyd Bennett – Garment Corp. of America, Miami, FL
1989: Rudy Maglin – Dober Group, Woodridge, IL
1987: Steve Abelov – Angelica Uniform, St. Louis, MO

Nomination Form
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  • Nominator Information