Changes at Alsco: Kearns, Andrew Steiner Advance; Ginnetti Retires

Posted October 17, 2023 at 2:45 pm

Alsco Uniforms, Salt Lake City, announced today several updates to its executive leadership team, including a pair of promotions and the retirement of a longtime executive for the company’s North American Division.

Jim Kearns, the current executive vice president and CFO of Alsco Uniforms will become the new COO of Alsco Uniforms. This is a newly created position for Alsco’s North American Division as the company continues to focus its efforts on growth in new sales and customer retention. Kearns, who has worked for Alsco Uniforms for 30 years in several different positions, will assume this position immediately.

“I’m very excited to follow in Jim Ginnetti’s (retiring senior vice president of North American operations for Alsco Uniforms) footsteps and for the opportunity to lead the charge on our company initiatives of growth, adding more industrial and healthcare customers, developing our ESG initiatives and creating a culture of safety,” Kearns said. He also currently serves as the chairman of TRSA’s Board of Directors.

Andrew Steiner, the current regional manager of Alsco Uniforms northwestern branches, will become the company’s CFO. He represents the fifth generation of the Steiner family that has owned and operated Alsco Uniforms since 1889. Andrew Steiner started his full-time career with Alsco in 2018 in the Alsco-Australia Division. He returned to the U.S. to serve as the general manager at the Alsco branch in Houston and later advanced to regional manager. He studied at the University of Chicago, received a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2013 and a law degree from the University of Utah in 2018.

“These changes reflect the company’s commitment to nurturing talent from within the organization, fostering alignment and ensuring a seamless transition in leadership,” said CEO Bob Steiner. “The newly appointed leaders bring a wealth of experience and dedication to their respective roles, and we are confident in their ability to lead the charge on aggressively growing the company for the foreseeable future.”

After nearly 40 years working for Alsco Uniforms, Jim Ginnetti, the company’s senior vice president of North American operations, will retire. Ginnetti started and spent a significant portion of his career as the general manager of the Los Angeles plant for the company. He then advanced to regional manager, overseeing several branches in the northwestern United States. In his tenure as senior vice president, Ginnetti helped Alsco Uniforms weather a global pandemic, historically high inflation and unprecedented supply-chain disruptions.

“We’re truly grateful for the leadership Jim has provided the North American Division over the past five years,” Bob Steiner said. “He has dealt with more historic events in his tenure than most do in a lifetime. We wish him well in the next chapter of his life.”