Las Vegas based Applied Chemical Innovations (ACI) has completed its first significant development since partnering with Christeyns USA in January by hiring Perry Pierce as its new Chief Operating Officer, according to a news release. He reports directly to ACI founder Chet Van Orden.
A 17-year laundry industry veteran, Pierce joins ACI after nearly a five year run at Apex Linen in Las Vegas. He started with the company as general manager in June 2017, and was later promoted to vice president of operations in 2020.
Pierce learned about the industry from the ground up. He began as a route service representative and route manager before moving to the sales side of the business at G&K Services. His next stop was as branch manager at UniFirst Corporation, and then moved over to Superior Linen Services as operations manager before taking the GM job at Apex.
“Perry has a lot of experience in many aspects of this industry, and we are excited about what that means for ACI,” said Van Orden. “He excels at creating business relationships, as well as training new employees and helping them reach their goals. He’s an important addition to our team as we begin to expand our market reach that we started by partnering with Christeyns USA.”