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triBute RANDY WENDLAND, CLLM The RighT CapTain aT The RighT Time AS THE ALM BOARD OF Directors prepares to transition to the leadership of our newly elected officers and subsequent appointments we want to take this opportunity to thank outgoing President randy Wendland. "it is always easy to handle an organization when times are good, but to take the controls of an organization that is in difficulty and steer the organization to financial and services delivery success is one of those talents that is limited to a very small number of individuals... randy is one of those individuals and every member of our organization must salute randy for his efforts and his success!" said Doug story. Mr. Wendland was elected President of ALM in 2010, but his leadership abilities were identified much earlier, says rita Lone who first met him when he had just been elected as the Michigan nAiLM chapter President. she recalls, that the chapter had been in decline and was struggling for attendance, but the decision was made, with randy's leadership, to continue to work and grow the chapter. rita adds that meetings after that point were well attended, very professional and with superb educational offerings. it should be noted that the Michigan chapter today is one of the largest chapters and very engaged in moving this organization forward. Perhaps his nature for comradery and ability to bring unity to a group was instrumental in nurturing growth as noted by nathan rivers. "He knew when to have fun and when it was time to get down to business; talking to him about all matters of business or personal life was easy." "i was the new guy on this board amongst a tight knit group yet i never felt marginalized and was allowed to grow as not only a board member, but as a person. i certainly would 8 fresh officiAL MAgAzine of tHe AssociAtion for Linen MAnAgeMent not be able to be in a position to assume the Vice Presidency on the Board if it was not for randy's belief in me" adds rivers. "His business savvy, his ability to articulate the rationale for change, and invite diverse points of view proved his commitment to the advancement and greater good of the industry" said cindy Molko. other board members agreed with Molko's salute to his role as a mentor and leader but perhaps board member graham skinner sums up Wendland's tenure best... "several years ago, the Association for Linen Management, like many associations was suffering from a sort of relevance drift, brought on by fast changing times and the changing needs of its membership. this was compounded by a recycling circle of leadership that stayed the course, of keeping things the same. During those times, it was becoming painfully obvious, that a new course had to be charted, for viability and value, to its membership. several came forward, and leading them, was randy Wendland. He selflessly accepted the immense responsibility of leadership as President and steered ALM in the right direction. Very few could have accomplished this as effectively as he did, with the commitment needed, to turn the ship. Mr. Wendland was the right captain, at the right time." We thank you randy, for your steadfast commitment to the ALM vision of excellence in the textile services industry and your dedication and contributions which established the foundations on which the future of ALM will be built; we are sincerely appreciative and grateful for your service. And as noted by cindy Molko, ALM President-elect, we are fortunate that he is able to stay on as past president to continue his guidance.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fresh - Summer 2016

FRESH IDEAS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THE RIGHT CAPTAIN AT THE RIGHT TIME
KEEPING THE LAUNDRY … AND MAKING IT WORK
ONE SIDE DOES NOT FIT ALL -TAILORING LAUNDRY CONTRACTS TO YOUR NEEDS
DELIVERING THE GOODS ...KEY FACTORS IN LINEN DISTRIBUTION MODELS
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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