Gurtler Industries is pleased to announce that Andy Feldman has accepted an expanded role with Gurtler Industries. In this role, Andy will be responsible for enhancing Gurtler’s company-wide sales growth. He will be leading Gurtler’s sales efforts by supporting and coaching Gurtler’s outside personnel through all stages of the sales process up to and through post-installation. Additionally, he will be charged with helping create, implement, and lead Gurtler’s marketing programs beginning in 2024 including augmenting Gurtler’s presence at industry events. Further, he will be tasked with managing existing customer relationships in which he has cultivated a long-term partnership. Lastly, Andy will continue to support the assimilation of the Vis-Tex Tunnel UV Systems acquired earlier this year including harnessing the full innovation potential of this innovative technology.
Gurtler acquired the Vis-Tex Tunnel UV technology for commercial laundries from OMNI Solutions in March 2023, when Andy joined Gurtler on a consultant basis. Greg Gurtler, president of Gurtler Industries commented, “I have known Andy for almost 30 years. He is the fourth generation of his family to work in the commercial laundry industry and his family still owns and operates laundries. During his three decades in the industry, besides working production and running laundries, Andy has been a vendor for both chain and independent laundries nationwide.” In the industry, Andy has served as the chair of the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) sales and marketing committee and has been a contributor to TRSA’s Textile Services magazine. In addition, Andy has taught classes at TRSA’s Professional Management Institute (PMI) and Executive Management Institute (EMI) and led training with CSCNetwork and the Association for Linen Management (ALM).
Most recently, Andy helped grow OMNI Solutions from a small OPL provider into a multi-million-dollar business. Andy is also a professional sales trainer and coach and has worked with many companies, including AFLAC, T-Mobile, the US Army, Capital One, Lincoln Financial, and the NY Mets.
Andy has spent the past eight plus months learning the Gurtler way and spent considerable time in the field with many members of the Gurtler team. Andy says, “After interacting with Gurtler’s management and their sales and service team, I learned of Gurtler’s commitment to service, quality, innovation and personal training and development of employees. These factors made my decision to join Gurtler very easy.”
Greg continues to say, “I believe Andy’s experience and expertise will assist Gurtler in further establishing our company as the leading chemical supplier to commercial laundries across North America.”
Gurtler Industries is a leading manufacturer of advanced detergents, specialty chemicals and injection systems for the commercial laundry industry. From its headquarters and research center in suburban Chicago, Gurtler supports the entire spectrum of the laundry industry, including healthcare, hospitality, industrial uniforms, shirt laundries and textile rentals. Gurtler is a family company now in its third generation, maintaining its tradition of excellence, innovation, and service.
For more information, contact Gurtler Industries at 1-800-638-7300, or contact Steven J. Tinker at 708-331-2550, or at email@example.com.
“Gurtler’s Vis-Tex Tunnel UV System is a game-changer! Since the installation of the Gurtler Vis-Tex Tunnel UV System on our tunnel at our Columbia, Illinois facility, our rewash percentage has dropped to 1.2%, an amazing improvement in water and energy usage, and the quality is great! Cutting the cycle time in the tunnel from 100 seconds to 90 seconds, will increase tunnel our productivity, increasing the number of loads per hour by almost 20%, and will have major benefits to textile life, further reducing our operational costs.”
“The Work•Clean technology is fantastic! We have documented major improvements in productivity and a reduction of water usage since the previous competitor’s version of low-alkaline, high-surfactant technology was replaced by Gurtler’s Work•Clean Team. We’ve documented an 8.1% increase in productivity, 12.5% reduction in water usage, and 29.9% improvement in gas usage.”
– Frank Gagne, VP Operations, Crown Linen Services, Inc. Columbia, IL
Gurtler Industries is proud to be a trusted partner with Crown Linen Service, a renowned provider of premium-quality linen and facility services for over 130 years. Crown Linen Service caters to a wide array of sectors, including the restaurant, hospitality, and healthcare industries in Missouri and Illinois.
“Gurtler Industries is a strategic partner with HLSG as we continue to provide exceptional service and support to our customers and employees. We trust Gurtler to be with us every step of the way as we develop new opportunities for growth. Gurtler’s service, innovation and people are unmatched in our industry as they deliver the best possible quality while maintaining efficiencies, controlling productivity, and managing water and energy usage.”
– Joe LaPorta, President and CEO, Healthcare Linen Service Group
Gurtler is proud to be a partner with Healthcare Linen Services Group. HLSG currently operates 20 state-of-the-art laundry processing facilities in 19 states, delivering over 300 million pounds of assorted quality linens into both the healthcare and hospitality markets.
“Gurtler is a trusted partner with WM Uniform. Doing business with another family-run and operated business that shares our values and understands our challenges is a big plus. Their commitment to quality service and innovative technology helps WM Uniform excel. Gurtler’s Work•Clean Team of products has reduced our wash formula run times, improving productivity, saved water and energy, all while maintaining our high-quality standards. There is no better partner!”
– Steven Van Tuinen, VP of Operations
Gurtler is proud to be a trusted partner with WM Uniform. WM Uniform is in their 3rd generation of ownership and services a large part of Michigan, providing “No Contract” uniform rental services, mat and towel rental and restroom products, plus custom logo apparel programs.
“Gurtler’s innovative Work•Clean Team chemical program has enhanced our cleanliness and quality of finish, while delivering reduced costs in water and energy, improved wash turn time, and increased productivity.”
– Drew Scholl, VP of Operations, Wildman
“Doing business with another family-owned company that shares our values has been the perfect partnership for Wildman.”
– Josh Wildman, CEO, Wildman
Gurtler is proud to be a trusted partner with Wildman. Founded in 1952, Wildman has been providing industrial laundry, uniform and rental services throughout the state of Indiana and beyond.
“It’s not just about the bottom line, it’s about the partnership, trust and understanding the challenges we face in this industry. Partnering with another multi-generational, family-owned company like Gurtler reassures us that our concerns and vision for innovation are being met, along with a commitment to improving our wash programs and energy-savings.”
– John Gallagher, President, Gallagher Uniform
Battle Creek, Michigan
Gurtler is proud to be a trusted partner with Gallagher Uniform. Established in 1893, Gallagher Uniform has been providing specialized and innovative uniform programs throughout Michigan and northern Indiana. The current management team is the 5th generation of the Gallagher family!
“We appreciate Gurtler’s commitment to personalized service and the added benefits of collaborating with a family-held and operated company. We rely on Gurtler’s unmatched expertise, specialty laundry chemicals and innovative technical support to deliver outstanding results. Since bringing Gurtler on-line, our quality has improved significantly, and we are enjoying the reduced energy benefits of Gurtler’s Synergy bleaching technology and at the same time our whites have never been brighter!”
– Harry Kertenian, CFO of Magic Laundry Services
“Gurtler’s integrated Vis-Tex dispensing and data management system provides real-time productivity monitoring that help us operate at peak efficiency. Gurtler has been a good partner to work with and together we continue to achieve higher standards and significant savings in our chemical cost.”
– Garo Jekmeian – General Manager
Gurtler is proud to be a trusted partner with Magic Laundry Services, one of the largest independently owned hospitality linen operations in the country located in southern California.
…says Scott Sadlier, Senior Director of Laundry Services for AdventHealth Laundry (formerly Florida Hospital Laundry) in the Orlando area. Their three tunnels, processing over 36 million pounds a year, are served with Gurtler’s proven chemistry and dispensing technology, combined with our newest innovation, our Vis-Tex Tunnel Filtration System. Scott also tells us: “Gurtler has helped us reduce our stain counts by 36%. Since switching to Gurtler our customer service score on quality has increased 31%. That reflects on our great partnership and our shared focus on meeting our customer’s needs. You couldn’t ask for a better service team; Gurtler has a commitment from the top down. Greg Gurtler is committed to ensuring his team provides excellent service!”
Gurtler is proud to be a trusted partner with AdventHealth Laundry, one of the largest processors of healthcare textiles in northern Florida.
“Our laundry service facility runs on very demanding schedules. We can’t afford costly downtime. The consistent and reliable performance of Gurtler products and service helps us attain our production goals and remain profitable.”
– David Stern, President & CEO, Paris Companies
“Valley City is a major supplier of textiles to the restaurant markets across Michigan. With one tunnel and six large washer-extractors, our volume is significant.
At Valley City Linen, we value the long-term commitment and relationship we have with Gurtler. Their service expertise is unmatched. We installed our new tunnel and Gurtler set it up so that we cut our water usage in half, increased our transfers per hour by 25% and maintained our quality.
As a family-owned and operated business, Valley City values relationships, and Gurtler fits in with our way of doing business. Their commitment to the customer and service makes them stand out.”
– Greg Jeltema, President and Co-Owner, Valley City Linen