The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) has appointed Bradley J. Bushman as president, with immediate effect. Bushman assumes the duties of board president of HLAC through the 2020 term.

Bushman, an HLAC board director for several years, is vice president of technical affairs of Standard Textile Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. He succeeds John Scherberger, who has been board president since January 2016.

HLAC is a nonprofit organisation formed for the purpose of inspecting and accrediting laundries processing healthcare textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.

A 35-year veteran of the industry, Bushman has been an elected US delegate to the European Union (EU) and an AAMI committee member developing international standards related to textile services. He has used this knowledge to help enable the HLAC standard to be globally relevant.

At Standard Textile, where he has worked for 29 years, Bushman’s responsibilities include operations at the C.O.R.E. laboratory facilities, regulatory affairs and managing the technical services team which works directly with textile service providers to optimize operational performance, logistics and quality results.