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Volunteer Leadership Award

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The TRSA Volunteer Leadership Award honors individuals from Operator and Associate companies whose expertise has guided TRSA successes in advocacy, certification, education, research, benchmarking and networking. These individuals recognize the competitive benefits and overall economic value to their companies of strengthening the entire linen, uniform and facility services industry, including their own competitors.

Award winners may include TRSA leaders who have demonstrated their zeal for new TRSA initiatives or programs or notable advancements to existing ones, enhancing the industry’s growth, sustainability or influence.

Nominations should describe how the individual has contributed their time/talent for the benefit of TRSA and the linen, uniform and facility services industry.

Prior TRSA Award-Winning Achievements

  • Advocacy activist (Hill Day, PAC, company key contact, etc.)
  • Benchmarking study facilitator
  • Committee/task force chair/member
  • Conference/Institute/Summit/Webinar presenter
  • Corporate certification (Clean Green, Hygienically Clean) facilitator
  • Publication/video/webpage author/reviewer/researcher

Previous winners of TRSA Volunteer Leadership Awards have included:

  • Randy Bartsch, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service, Seattle, WA
  • David Bernstein, Turn-Key Industrial Engineering, Charlottesville, VA
  • Jim Buckman, Cintas Corp., Cincinnati, OH
  • Steve Florence, Starr Textile Services, Foley, AL
  • Rick Gerlach, Cintas Corp., Cincinnati, OH
  • Bill Hermanns, W.H. Linen Supply Co., Clifton, NJ
  • Russell Holt, Superior Linen Service, Tulsa, OK
  • Steve Kallenbach, ADI, Compton, CA
  • Matthew Kartsonis, Superior Linen Supply Co., Kansas City, MO
  • Brian Keegan, AmeriPride Services, Minnetonka, MN
  • Gerard Kwiatkowski, Morgan Services, Chicago, IL
  • Mark Lewis, Dempsey Uniform & Linen, Dunmore, PA
  • Alan Maness, Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC
  • Jerry Martin, Prudential Overall Supply, Irvine, CA
  • David Potack, Unitex, Elmsford, NY
  • Rob Potack, Unitex, Elmsford, NY
  • Kelly Saliba, Economy Linen & Towel Service, Dayton, OH
  • Carey Scurria, Alsco, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
  • Zach Sonnenklar, Iron City Workplace Services, Pittsburgh, PA
  • David Struminger, Mohenis Services, Petersburg, VA
  • Steven Tinker, Gurtler Industries, S. Holland, IL