Gerald Henke, owner of Intex Distributing of Austin, Texas, has taken over the role of president of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA). He took up the role in April 2016.
Henke has been active in TCATA for many years. He has served several terms on the board of directors and on various conference committees, including as chair of the 2008 annual conference in Austin. He and his wife Jackie have attended nearly every TCATA conference since 1982.
Henry Padron of Industrial Equipment and Supplies, Miami, Florida becomes treasurer, with Michael Leeming of Parker Boiler, Machinery (manufacturer division) and Peter Limoncelli of Yankee Equipment (distributor division) elected as vice presidents. Alexander Seitz of Seitz Chemical (supply manufacturer division) was re-elected as vice president.
Re-elected to the boar of directors were Gene Williams of American Laundry Products (supply manufacturer division) and Jim Horwath of A.A. Horwath (distributor division).
Newly elected were: Bill Brooks, Alliance Laundry Systems-Unimac; Michael Leeming, Parker Boiler; Bill Schnitzer, Quality Fabricators; Orville Johnson, FabriClean Supply; Andy O'Brien, Package Supply and Charlie Thompson, American Trade Magazines.