The Board of Directors of CSCNetwork announced the appointment of laundry industry veteran, David Bernstein, as its next Executive Director, replacing Jamey Cashman who recently retired after 12 years of service to the organization and its members, accordimg to a news release.
Ed Heilman, president of CSC’s Board of Directors, said, “We had a lot of interest and a competitive field of candidates for the position, but David brings a unique and powerful set of skills, training, and experience that make him uniquely qualified to be our Executive Director. He has broad industry experience, is a strong leader, excellent manager, has a reputation for honesty and integrity, and comes into the role with a lifetime of personal and professional relationships with many of our members and suppliers.”
Bernstein is in his third decade of professional service to the laundry industry. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, his experience includes machinery manufacturing and specification, engineering consulting, association management and oversight, event planning, customer service and sales, laundry planning, process improvement, operations, and technology.
“I am very excited to be joining CSC as its new Executive Director,” said Bernstein. “This is a challenging time for independent laundries, and CSC is the single best resource to ensure that independents remain strong. Working alongside CSC’s experienced and talented staff, I will work to improve on CSC’s industry-leading purchasing programs, educational offerings, and networking opportunities so that we can continue to provide the resources our members need to compete, grow, and increase profits.”
In deciding to seek the position, Bernstein referenced his role as a former staff member of the Uniform and Textile Services Association (UTSA), and his roles as a volunteer leader and educator for numerous industry associations, including CSC.
“Some of the most memorable, rewarding, and successful areas of my career have been in association work, education, business development, advocacy, and event planning. I can’t wait to bring these skills and experiences to bear for the benefit of CSC and its members.”
Bernstein’s first day at CSC will be May 17 when the mantle of leadership will pass from Jamey Cashman, who announced his retirement from CSC earlier this year.