Committee Appointments

TCATA president Leslie Schaeffer has made several new appointments to Association committees.

Russ Poy of Pellerin Milnor, Kenner, Louisiana, will serve as chair of the 2019 Annual Management and Educational Conference, to be held from July 31 to August 3 in Ojai, California. Russ is vice president of product development and managing director of Milnor Asia. He has been with the company since 1980. Russ is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and served six years on active duty.




Charlie Thompson of American Trade Magazines, based in Chicago, was appointed chair of the Business Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Conference. He is president and publisher of American Trade Magazines, which publishes three national publications: American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. Charlie has been in the industry for over 25 years. He previously served as chair for the 2001 Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is currently on the TCATA board of directors. Also appointed to the committee are Rusty Smith, Forenta USA; Jenna Johnson, Chicago Dryer; Wes Nelson, Sankosha; Ben Henke, Intex Distributing and Canessa Hericks, Fabriclean Supply.



John Goetz, a global product manager at Hydro Systems of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been appointed to the Government Affairs Committee. John hold a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA in marketing at the Ohio State University. Hydro Systems manufactures proportioning and dispensing equipment for the laundry, animal health and facility cleaning industries.




Michael Leeming, sales manager for Parker Boiler of Los Angeles, will serve as chair of the Membership Committee. Mike is currently vice-president of TCATA’s machinery manufacturer division, and has served on the TCATA Board for many years. He chaired the 2015 Conference in Napa Valley, California. He has served on the membership committee for several years, and is passionate about recruiting companies for membership in TCATA.


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