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Steve Tinker of Gurtler Earns
‘TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award’

Steve Tinker

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24, 2020 — Steve Tinker, senior vice president, research & development and marketing at Gurtler Industries Inc. , Chaska, MN, was  recently named the winner of TRSA’s Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor recognizing the exceptional lifetime contributions by an associate supplier partner to improve the association and industry.

Tinker has nearly 50 years’ experience in the industry as a product development scientist and marketing executive. He has developed and brought to market numerous institutional and industrial laundry detergents and specialty chemicals. He is currently responsible for new product development, corporate quality assurance, product maintenance, and field technical service support at Gurtler.

Tinker has promoted TRSA’s value to the industry, supporting the association through his work on the TRSA Healthcare Committee, of which he is a founding member. He has served as chair of this committee in addition to the TRSA Education Committee and has worked with various professional development programs for TRSA. 

The Maglin/Biggie Award is named for the late Rudolph A. “Rudy” Maglin, a chemical supplier who finished his career with Dober Group (Spindle Technologies), Woodridge, IL; and James Biggie, the launderer-turned-garment-identification specialist for Penn Emblem Co., Philadelphia. Since 1987, Lifetime Achievement Awards have been given to 23 individuals from associate member companies.

To learn more about the TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement award and review past recipients, visit www.trsa.org/awards.


Retired WSI CEO Terry Shoreman Earns ‘TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award’

Terry Shoreman

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17, 2020 — Terry Shoreman, the retired CEO of Washing Systems (WSI), was  recently named the winner of TRSA’s Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors exceptional lifetime contributions by an associate supplier partner to improve the association and industry.

Shoreman currently serves as a partner with a startup company, Amtex Innovations. He retired from WSI in 2019. His 44-year career in the industry began as a management trainee with Unitog Canada in Toronto (later UniFirst Canada).

TRSA Chair Jim Buik, Roscoe Co., noted that the Executive Committee’s decision, “Allows TRSA to extend a heartfelt thanks for Terry’s service to the industry. I congratulate him on this prestigious award.”

Shoreman has promoted TRSA’s value to the industry, supporting the association through personal involvement and enabling his management staff to give their time to TRSA activities. He has served on a variety of committees, helped with the development of several professional development programs and is a past member of the TRSA Board of Directors. Shoreman was an active participant in the merger of The Uniform and Textile Services Association (UTSA) with TRSA in 2005.

John Walroth, president and CEO, WSI, was pleased to hear of Shoreman’s selection for TRSA’s highest associate supplier partner recognition. “Terry was a mentor to me and others, and he is a significant asset to our industry.”

To learn more about the TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement award and review past recipients, visit www.trsa.org/awards.


Diversey Announces Philip Wieland as Ongoing CEO

Philip Wieland

FORT MILL, SC – July 16, 2020 – Diversey, a global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, today announced the appointment of Philip R. Wieland as ongoing CEO of the company effective immediately.

An experienced industrials distribution and services executive with deep operations expertise, Wieland has served as Interim CEO and a member of the Board of Directors since January 2020. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer.

Wieland has deep experience as a senior executive of scale services organizations, having served as CEO of UK and Ireland operations and as Group CFO of Brakes, a leading European food service business. He was previously CFO of General Healthcare Group, a private owner of hospitals in the UK, and served in a number of executive roles at British Sky Broadcasting.

“Thanks to the hard work and leadership of Phil and the management team, Diversey has dramatically improved operating profits and cash flow generation, reignited its organic growth engine, and completed two highly strategic acquisitions“ said Ken Hanau, Chairman of the Diversey Board of Directors and a Managing Director at Bain Capital. “We are pleased with Diversey’s performance during the COVID crisis, and confident in the ever-expanding role the Company plays to protect and care for people every day and everywhere through its leading cleaning and hygiene technologies. This is even more important in the times we are living in today.”


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