The Board of Directors of CSCNetwork has announced the appointment of laundry industry veteran David Bernstein, as its next executive director, effective 17 May. He replaces Jamey Cashman who recently retired after 12 years of service to the organisation and its members. Bernstein is well known to CSC’s members and suppliers, not only as a CSC supplier but also as a speaker and educator at CSC events, seminars, and conventions.
Bernstein will oversee CSCNetwork’s mission to help members compete and profitably grow their businesses, which is precisely what the organisation has been doing since 1979. CSCNetwork has given independent launderers the power of negotiated supplier pricing, hands-on training, and connections to other like-minded professionals. Membership consists of more than 180 independent rental laundries in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, specialising in uniform and linen rental and dust control.
Ed Heilman, president of CSC’s Board, remarked: “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, David’s 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. He is known as an industry volunteer and advocate, is the recipient of numerous industry awards, has served on industry Boards, led task forces and committees, and he is a frequent and sought-after public speaker, writer, and educator.
“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.