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Nicole Grubich Joins ALM Board of Directors

Wednesday, June 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Richmond, Ky., June 17, 2020 — Nicole Grubich, RLLD, CLLM, will join the Association for Linen Management (ALM) Board of Directors at the end of June. Grubich has been a long time member of ALM, and succeeds Shane Woodson, RLLD, as Board secretary.

“As a member of ALM for almost twenty years, I am elated to serve the association as Board Secretary,” said Grubich. “I am inspired by the success of my predecessors, and look forward to continuing the remarkable work they have accomplished.”

Grubich is the executive director and Board president of West Michigan Shared Hospital Laundry (WMSHL), and she currently serves on the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) Board. Grubich has previously held positions as 2nd vice president of the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) Board and leadership of the Michigan ALM chapter. She was recognized as one of the 2016 “Remarkable and Visionary Women Leaders in the Grand Rapids Community” through the YWCA Tribute Awards, as well as featured in ALM’s inaugural issue of fresh Magazine as one of the successful women leaders in the industry. In her time with WMSHL, Grubich grew their pounds processed from 30 million to 49 million pounds.

“We are so excited to have Nicole join us on the Board,” said ALM Executive Director Linda Fairbanks. “She has been an invaluable resource over the past years, sharing her knowledge and expertise generously through workgroups and as a speaker at our 2018 IMPACT Conference.”

Grubich also holds two certifications from ALM, the Registered Laundry and Linen Director (RLLD) and Certified Laundry and Linen Manager, allowing her to fully understand how these premier educational opportunities benefit the professionals of the textile care industry.

“I believe ALM has been the driving force behind the industry’s advancement in education, leadership development, and research,” said Grubich. “ALM, better than any other, puts the needs of their membership first. It is an exciting time for our industry, and I assure you that I am bringing not only my knowledge, but also my energy, integrity, and passion for the industry to contribute to the strategic direction of the association and its membership.”

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About ALM

The Association for Linen Management (ALM) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the operational excellence and professional development of personnel involved in the textile care industry. Our members are owners, general managers, laundry directors, managers, and technicians providing textile care services, as well as the equipment and supply companies who provide materials and consulting services for the textile care industry. ALM advances excellence in the textile care industry for healthcare, hospitality, correctional facilities, and long-term care providers through guidance in textile processing, management, and utilization, and is the only source for laundry processing benchmarking data through the revolutionary LaundryMarksTM platform. Visit ALM’s website to learn more about the organization, its members, and the importance of the laundry industry.