TCATA Board Members And Officers Elected

The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) announced the results of recent elections for officers and members of the Board of Directors.

Steve Mathews of M & B Hangers will serve as President-elect, and will assume this position in April 2014. Steve has been active in TCATA for a number of years, serving on the Business Program Committee for the 2013 TCATA Annual Management & Educational Conference; as a TCATA Board member from 2008 through 2010; Thursday Party Chair for the 2007 Annual Conference and as Golf Chair for the 2006 Conference. “TCATA has always been a special organization to me. As a child I remember my dad (Stan Mathews) being very involved in the Association, even serving as president. He always spoke of the value of the organization, including the business relationships and friendships that he formed. This has been the same for me since I became part of TCATA, and I am truly honored for the opportunity to serve as president.”

Steve enjoys golf and travel, as well as time with his wife, Amy and their three children Claire, Adam and Ben.

Kevin Lawson of Tri-State Laundry Equipment Company will serve as Treasurer-elect and will also assume this position in April 2014. The three Vice Presidents elected to a one-year term are:
• David Tingue – Tingue, Brown & Company – Skokie, Illinois – Supply Manufacturer Group;
• Gerald Henke – Intex Distributing Company, Inc. – Austin, Texas – Distributors Group; and
• Tony Regan – American Dryer Corporation – Fall River, Massachusetts – Machinery Manufacturers Group.
Elected to the board for the first time were:
• Tim Grandy – Softrol Systems, Inc. – Acworth, Georgia – Machinery Manufacturers Group;
• Peter Limoncelli – Yankee Equipment Systems – Barrington, New Hampshire – Machinery Distributors Group; and
• Gerard O’Neill – American Laundry Systems – Haverhill, Massachusetts – Related Trades Group.
Re-elected to the board were:
• Jeff Allen – E. J. Thomas Company – Columbus, Ohio – Supply Distributors Group;
• Ed Kirejczyk III – EDRO Corporation – East Berlin, Connecticut – Machinery Manufacturers Group;
• Kevin Lawson – Tri-State Laundry Equipment Company – Kennersville, North Carolina – Machinery Distributors Group;
• Steve Pedelty – M & B Hangers – Leeds, Alabama – Supply Manufacturers Group; and
• Alexander Seitz – Seitz, Inc. – Germany – Supply Manufacturers Group.