As the voice of TRSA Associates, the Associate Committee ensures the accurate representation of Associates’ consensus opinions on TRSA management issues to the Board of Directors.
Committee members are elected to three (3) year terms by market segment, i.e., Soft Goods, Hard Goods and Other such as chemical, consultants, etc. In addition, this Committee recommends three (3) representatives to the TRSA Board of Directors representing these same markets for three (3) year terms.
Meetings provide forums for Associate Members (suppliers to the linen, uniform and facility services industry) to discuss how the association can enhance the value of Associate membership, particularly improvement of opportunities for Associates to interact with Operator Members. Updates are provided on programs of specific interest to Associates, including advertising (Textile Services magazine and newsletters, TRSA websites, webinars), exhibitions (Executive Exchanges, Clean Shows) and sponsorship of professional development events. The committee administers an annual Needs Assessment survey of Associates and nominates candidates for the Maglin-Biggie TRSA Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor for Associate Members.
Chair: Milton M. Magnus – M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL
Immediate Past Chair: Alexis Miller – Regent Apparel, San Francisco, CA
Dan Farnsworth – Leonard Automatics Inc., Denver, NC
Tyler Fowler – M+A Matting, LaGrange, GA
Norbert Gittard – Jensen USA, Inc., Panama City, FL
Jake Gurtler – Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL
Phil Hart – Kannegiesser USA, Grand Prairie, TX
Jeff Markman – Positek RFID, Norristown, PA
Ben Pincus – BLC Textiles, Mineola, NY
Farley Salmon – Sigmatex-Lanier Textiles, Suwanee, GA
Dan E. Sanchez – Medline Industries Inc., Mundelein, IL