Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award

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

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

The TRSA Supplier Partner Lifetime Achievement Award 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. Rudy completed his career with Dober Group, predecessor of Spindle.

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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 Supplier Partner 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 Supplier Partner members may nominate individuals they feel are deserving of the Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award. 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.

Nominations for the 2023 Maglin/Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award are due May 12, 2023.

Selection Process

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

Previous Winners

Kevin Minissian, Norchem Corp., Lifetime winner, 2022

2022: Kevin Minissian – Norchem Corp., Los Angeles, CA 
Terry Shoreman – Washing Systems (WSI), Cincinnati, OH
2020: Steven Tinker – Gurtler Industries, South Holland, IL
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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