TORONTO, Ontario — Canadian Linen and Uniform Service, a textile rental services and supply company in North America, announced the appointment of Kris Groom to the position of General Manager at the Vancouver branch. Groom most recently served as GM of the company’s Victoria branch and will now have fiscal and operational oversight over the Vancouver processing facility and affiliated service centers.
“Kris has consistently demonstrated his talents and leadership by engaging his teams, achieving results and driving accountability,” said Naiem Nairouz, SVP of Canadian Operations for Canadian Linen. “His work in our Victoria has contributed to the growth and stability of the branch and I know he will become a valuable asset to the Vancouver branch.”
Groom has been with the company for 15 years and has also held roles as Service Center Manager and Sales Manager. As Service Center Manager, he managed the company’s Kamloops service center and successfully grew the operation from seven to 10 routes. Groom and his wife Kirsti are relocating to Vancouver with their daughter Tessa.
Canadian Linen and Uniform Service also appointed Kevin Bazin to the position of General Manager at the Victoria branch. Bazin most recently served as Training and Development Manager and will now have fiscal and operational oversight over the company’s Victoria processing facility and affiliated service centers.
“As Service Training Manager, Kevin’s contributions have helped transform our company into a leading customer service provider in our industry and beyond,” saidNaiem Nairouz, SVP of Canadian Operations for Canadian Linen. “He is well known across the company for the positive impact he has had on the Customer Service Manager role and the Service Team as a whole.”
Bazin has been with the company for eight years and has also held roles as Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Manager and Customer Operations Manager. He has now replaced Kris Groom, who recently took over as General Manager at the company’s Vancouver branch. Bazin and his wife Theresa have relocated to Victoria from Vancouver.