PureStar, reputedly North America’s foremost provider of laundry services and linen management to the hospitality industry with locations across the United States, Mexico and the Bahamas , has a new board member.
The company has announced the appointment of Brian Herington as CEO and to its board of directors effective 22 September. Herington has more than 30 years of industrial and commercial experience leading complex, technology-driven businesses both regionally and globally. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief commercial officer of Univar Solutions, a publicly traded, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients, following Univar’s acquisition of Nexeo Solutions, where Herington servedas executive vice president of chemicals from 2016 to 2019.
Prior to that, Herington was a regiondivision head, Americas at ABB and a president at Thomas & Betts. Before that he spent more than 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility in the United States, Latin America and Europe at General Electric, SABIC, a portfolio company of Sun Capital, and AmocoChemical. He has a B.S. from Illinois State University and an MBA from Ashford University.
“Brian is a proven, transformative leader, and we are confident he is ideally suited to continue to elevate the PureStar brand, partner with key suppliers and position the business for future success,” said Henry Cornell, founder and senior partner at Cornell Capital, which acquired the company in 2018. “We look forward to working closely with him and the PureStar leadership team and Board to drive operational excellence, financial outperformance and long-term value creation.”
“I am honoured and excited to lead PureStar, which has continued to deliver for customers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Herington.
“As the only national provider of linen management services to the hospitality industry, the Company has tremendous potential to accelerate growth and profitability. In partnership with Cornell Capital, management and our hard-working employees, I am eager to start building on our highly scalable customer value proposition, leveraging our North America footprint and executing our growth strategy.”