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TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award

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The TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an industry professional. The award recognizes exceptional personal service to both the textile services industry and TRSA.

Recent Award Winners

Steve Larson, Alsco Inc. Vice President, North American Division, recipient of the 2018 TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award.

Recent past recipients of the TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award are:

  • 2018       Steve Larson, Alsco Corp., Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2017       Ronald Croatti, UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA
  • 2016       Steve Bryant, Wildman Uniform & Linen, Warsaw, IN
  • 2014       Michael Potack, Unitex Textile Rental Services, Mount Vernon, NY
  • 2013       Richard Senior, Morgan Services, Chicago, IL
  • 2012       Jerry Ostrow, CleanCare, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2011       Patrick Dempsey, Dempsey Uniform & Linen, Jessup, PA
  • 2011       Larry Steiner, AmeriPride Services, Minnetonka, MN

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Nomination Process

TRSA Operator members may nominate individuals they feel are deserving of the TRSA Operator 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.

Selection Process

Once the nomination period has closed, the TRSA Board Executive Committee will review all nominations and select one or more individuals to receive the TRSA Operative Lifetime Achievement Award based on the criteria below.


A nominee should have served the Association and Industry by providing subject matter expertise and leadership such as (but not limited to):

  • Leadership and participation on TRSA committees
  • 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

Submit a Nomination for the TRSA Operator Lifetime Achievement Award by May 31, 2019. Questions can be directed to