Hospitality

Current Projects | Committee Members | TRSA Staff Liaison


Current Projects
Professional Development Events

Oversees the Annual Hospitality Conference, which helps operators develop strategies for increasing revenues from hotels and other lodging establishments, as well as improve production techniques for serving these markets. Suggests sites for plant visits during other TRSA events such as the Production Summit and Plant Tours.

Benchmarking

Develops process and protocols for hoteliers and outsourced hotel laundries to share operations data to improve the efficiency of hospitality linen services. Such research on hotels and resorts prompts hotel management to focus on key metrics for evaluating costs and improving quality, achieving greater energy conservation, reducing water consumption, improving labor management and more. TRSA members receive tools to assess their practices for interacting with their customers on contentious issues such as inventory loss.

On-Premises Laundry Calculator

Maintains a web-based utility that demonstrates the cost savings of outsourcing hotel/lodging laundry operations. This tool enables hospitality customers to determine their potential savings based on several inputs, including occupancy rate, estimated linen pounds per room and other factors.

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Committee Members

Chair: Harry Kertenian – Magic Laundry Services, Montebello, CA
Greg Anderson – Imperial Laundry, Salt Lake City, UT
Mike Benik – People’s Linen Rental, Keene, NH
Eric Brady – Brady Linen Services, Las Vegas, NV
Anthony Brancato – Excel Linen Supply Co., Kansas City, KS
Bob Brill – American Textile Maintenance, Los Angeles, CA
Richard Burney – Metro Laundry Service, Capitol Heights, MD
Sang Cho – Cooperative Laundry, Kearny, NJ
Mike Douty – Five Star Laundry, Oxon Hill, MD
Matt Gallagher – G.A. Braun Inc., Syracuse, NY
JR Garcia – Crown Linen LLC, Miami, FL
Norbert Gittard – Jensen USA, Panama City Beach, FL
Eric Goldberg – Atlantic City Linen, Atlantic City, NJ
Chris Gowdy – Riegel Linen, Providence Forge, VA
Michele Harris – Dickies Occupational Wear, Fort Worth, TX
Garo Jekmeian – Magic Laundry Service Inc., Montebello, CA
Chris Kane – PureStar Group/Royal Hospitality, Somerville, MA
Charles LeBourgeois – TLC Services, New Orleans, LA
Matt Lewis – Kemco Systems, Clearwater, FL
Pablo Lucchesi – Crown Linen, Miami, FL
Don Luckenbach – Emerald Textiles, Turlock, CA
David Mcdole – Sunburst Chemicals Inc., Bloomington, MN
Steve Miller – Victor Kramer Company, Seaside Heights, NJ
Fred Miullinax – White Conveyors, Inc., Kenilworth, NJ
David Noble – PureStar Group/Royal Hospitality, Somerville, MA
Angel Pis-Dudot – Hotelier Consulting Services, Miami Lakes, FL
Julia Pooler – Sacramento Laundry, Sacramento, CA
Keith Pooler – Sacramento Laundry, Sacramento, CA
Chad Rocheford – Crown Linen LLC, Orlando, FL
Terry Satchwell – Brady Linen Services, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
Seth Willer – Girbau Industrial, Oshkosh, WI
Tim Williams – Crown Linen Service, Mexico, MO
John Yarbrough – BTG Textiles Inc., Vernon, CA
Steven Young – Metro Laundry Service, Capitol Heights, MD



TRSA Staff Liaison

Joseph Ricci
jricci@trsa.org
703.519.0029, ext. 101