Paul Partyka was editor of American Coin-Op from 1997 through May 2011.
RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Systems LLC has promoted Michael D. Schoeb to chief executive officer. All executive staff will report to Schoeb in his combined role as president and CEO.
Thomas F. L’Esperance will become vice chairman of the board of directors of parent company ALH Holding Inc. L’Esperance joined Alliance in 1996, having previously served as president of Amana Home Appliances and Caloric Corp. and as a senior executive of Raytheon Co. He will continue to serve as a director and will maintain his office here.
NEW ORLEANS — It’s never too early to plan. Clean Show planners Riddle & Associates announced this morning at an exhibitor meeting that the show will return to Las Vegas for its next appearance, with dates set for June 6-9, 2011.
This will be the fifth time that the Clean Show has been held in “Fabulous” Las Vegas. With this schedule, Las Vegas ties Chicago for most shows, and surpasses New Orleans, which has hosted four shows including 2009. Atlanta and Orlando have hosted the show twice, while Dallas took on the task once.
NEW ORLEANS — Clean ’09, the premier event for the commercial laundering, drycleaning and textile maintenance and rental industry, opened Thursday morning, just before 10 a.m., featuring a little New Orleans fare — a roving jazz band and Mardi-Gras-costumed character who handed out beads to attendees.