Alliance Laundry Systems Announces Promotion of Jay McDonald

RIPON, Wis.– (Dec. 17, 2013)Alliance Laundry Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment, has announced the promotion of Jay McDonald to the newly created position of vice president of North American home laundry sales. McDonald previously was vice president of business development for the company.

McDonald will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to expand the home dealer network and drive the success of the home laundry product line, which represents a new growth opportunity for the company. Earlier this year, Alliance completed a plant expansion to increase the production of small chassis equipment, which includes the home laundry product line.

“Jay’s intellect, product knowledge and management skills make him uniquely suited to succeed in this new role.” said William Bittner, vice president North American sales of Alliance Laundry Systems. “He has accumulated a wealth of experience in sales and marketing in the laundry industry during his 34-year career at Alliance.”

McDonald began transitioning to his new role with Alliance on Nov. 1.

He joined Alliance as a field service manager for Speed Queen® in 1979. During his tenure, he has held various sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility. He worked within the home laundry market for nine years, where he gained valuable experience working with retailers and special accounts.

McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Ripon College in Ripon, Wis.

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