POMONA, Calif. — Consolidated Laundry Machinery (CLM), which manufactures industrial laundry dryers and other equipment, has hired Martin Pharis as company president. He replaces Vice President and General Manager Carolyn Landsperg, who retired in January.
Pharis brings an extensive and diverse management background, with expertise in both sales and operations, CLM says. He comes from Prudential Overall Supply, where, as a director of production, he was responsible for industrial and cleanroom operations throughout the United States. His primary role was to improve operational efficiencies through process changes, plant revitalization and equipment design.
Previously, he worked in operations at Mission Linen Supply, was a regional sales director for Tingue, Brown & Co., and spent nearly 20 years at Alsco in a variety of operations roles.
“We conducted a thorough search for a leader with deep laundry industry experience, a firsthand knowledge of CLM and its equipment, an extensive understanding of customers’ needs, and a passion for service,” says Jason Farber, principal of Carlin Capital Partners, which owns CLM. “Martin brings everything that we were looking for, and we are excited to help him implement his vision for CLM and its future.”
“I was presented with an opportunity to lead a company that I know well and that has a great history as an equipment supplier in our industry,” Pharis says. “In CLM, I see a solid foundation from which much potential for growth exists, and I look forward to building on that which CLM does well and improving in areas where we can provide even better products and value-added services to our customers past, present and future.”
Landsperg retired to spend more time with family and to pursue volunteer work, CLM says. She spent her entire career in the laundry industry, the last 20 with CLM.
The manufacturer says it remains committed to “continuous innovation and improvement” of its customizable industrial dryers and related equipment.