Leonard Laundry

TCATA Conference Update

Gerald Henke recently assumed the position of president of Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) at the association’s 2016 annual conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.Gerard

Henke has been very involved in the association for many years having served several terms on the Board of Directors and on conference committees. He was the chair of TCATA’s 2008 Annual Conference in Austin.  Henke owns Intex Distributing in Austin, Texas.  He and his wife Jackie have been active in TCATA since 1982.

Other appointments at the recent conference include:
*    Henry Padron of Industrial Equipment and Supplies, Miami, Florida assumed the position of Treasurer
*    Elected as vice presidents were Michael Leeming of Parker Boiler, Machinery Manufacturer division; and Peter Limoncelli of Yankee Equipment, Distributor division.
*    Re-elected as vice president was Alexander Seitz of Seitz Chemical, Supply Manufacturer division.


The results of the elections to the Board of Directors were announced during the meeting. Re-elected were Gene Williams of American Laundry Products, Supply Manufacturer division and Jim Horwath of A. A. Horwath, Distributor division. Newly elected were: Bill Brooks – Alliance Laundry Systems-Unimac, Machinery Manufacturers, Michael Leeming – Parker Boiler, Machinery Manufacturers, Bill Schnitzer – Quality Fabricators, Supply Manufacturers, Orville Johnson – FabriClean Supply, Distributors, Andy O’Brien – Package Supply, Distributors and Charlie Thompson – American Trade Magazines, Related Trades