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Mathews elected TCATA president
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The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) has elected Steve Mathews of M & B Hangers as president-elect. He will begin serving as president in April 2014.
Mathews has been active in TCATA for a number of years, serving on the Business Program Committee for the 2013 TCATA Annual Management and 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,” Mathews said. “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.”
Also elected was Kevin Lawson of Tri-State Laundry Equipment Co., who will begin serving as treasurer in April 2014.
The three vice presidents elected to a one-year term are:David Tingue, Tingue, Brown & Co, Skokie, IL, Supply Manufacturer Group; Gerald Henke, Intex Distributing Co., Inc., Austin, TX, Distributors Group; and Tony Regan, American Dryer Corp., Fall River, MA, Machinery Manufacturers Group.
Elected to the board for the first time were: Tim Grandy, Softrol Systems, Inc., Acworth, GA, Machinery Manufacturers Group; Peter Limoncelli, Yankee Equipment Systems, Barrington, NH, Machinery Distributors Group; and Gerard O’Neill, American Laundry Systems, Haverhill, MA, Related Trades Group.
Re-elected to the board were: Jeff Allen, E. J. Thomas Co., Columbus, OH, Supply Distributors Group; Ed Kirejczyk III, EDRO Corp., East Berlin, CT, Machinery Manufacturers Group; Kevin Lawson, Tri-State Laundry Equipment Co., Kennersville, NC, Machinery Distributors Group; Steve Pedelty, M & B Hangers, Leeds, AL, Supply Manufacturers Group; and Alexander Seitz, Seitz, Inc., Germany, Supply Manufacturers Group.
TCATA will hold its next annual meeting and educational conference April 30-May 2 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL.
The association represents manufacturers and distributors of equipment and supplies for the laundry and drycleaning industry.

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