Lapauw USA adds two heavy-hitters to regional sales team

8 January 2019

Lapauw USA today announced the hiring of two laundry industry veterans, Joseph Amaral (pictured) and James 'JB' Marquette. The two new hires each have the title of regional sales director, and are responsible for business development, customer relations, and industry advocacy in a variety of industry segments in the Western and Eastern United States,
 Amaral brings more than a decade-and-a-half of industry experience and sales success to his
new role as regional sales director for the Western United States for Lapauw. He has a wealth of
laundry machinery sales, laundry planning, and customer support experience from his time with
G.A. Braun, Chicago Dryer, Whirlpool and, most recently, RAMCO. Amaral is known as a dynamic,
results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in new business development
and customer service.
Joining Amaral at Lapauw is JB Marquette, known by his colleagues and customers as an
accomplished professional with more than 20 years of sales, management, and customer
service experience, primarily in the textile services industry. MArquette’s previous experiences and
successes at Industrial Towel Supply, Crothall, Nixon Uniform Service, Venus Textiles, and others
will make him an effective advocate and partner for Lapauw’s growing portfolio of customers in the
Eastern United States, says the company.
David Bernstein, president of Lapauw USA, remarked, “All of us at Lapauw are very excited to have
Joseph and JB joining our team. They are experienced, knowledgeable, and respected, and they
bring a breadth and depth of industry experience that will greatly benefit both our customers and
our global colleagues. I have no doubt that they will make great contributions to Lapauw’s
reputation, market share, and long-term success, and I am looking forward to working with both of

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