TRSA has appointed Milliken executive Alan Maness as an industry liaison to serve its membership in the linen, uniform and facility services industry. Maness began his role at the association on 1 March.
In his new role, Maness will serve as the staff liaison to the Safety Committee and the F&B/Hospitality Committee. He also will review the curriculum and help select faculty for TRSA’s Professional Management Institute (PMI) and Maintenance Management Institute (MMI), and work with a task force of subject-matter experts to identify and develop test questions and self-study materials for TRSA’s Maintenance Manager certification program. Maness also will assist in membership development and retention, as well as facilitating relationships with operators, supplier partners, and other associations and organisations to increase engagement and expand membership.
“I’ve known Alan since joining the industry,” said Joseph Ricci, CAE, TRSA president and CEO. “Alan’s experience will offer TRSA additional insight into improving member value, adding subject-matter expertise to his projects including liaising with members, committees and task forces, and other industry-related organisations.”
Maness recently retired after a 44-year career spanning textile manufacturing, human resources, sales and marketing. Before joining the team at TRSA, he served as the global director of sales and marketing at Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, where he led the Milliken Table Linen business for five years as the division’s business manager. During his career at Milliken, he was active in the association, serving as the chair of TRSA’s Marketing Committee.
Maness has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He can be at E: [email protected].