When choosing a partner, leadership matters
Every field of endeavor has its leader. Those on the leader’s team bring lasting advantages. As the leader in the commercial laundry industry, we’re able to attract the best and the brightest to join our teams all over the world.
With Alliance Laundry Systems, you partner with more than 2900 ambitious people who work hard to understand your needs – and make your laundry easier and better for everyone.
Michael D. Schoeb
Chief Executive Officer
Previous positions: President & Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Laundry Systems 2007-2011. President and Chief Operating Officer at Wausau Homes, Inc. Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Brand, North America at Hilti Corporation. President of Hilti do Brasil and Vice President of Sales, Northeast USA. Various sales, marketing and general management roles at Johnson Controls, Inc.
Skills: Knowledge and experience in international operations, sales and marketing and leadership of complex organizations that strengthen the board of directors’ collective qualifications, skills and experience.
Mike’s business acumen and leadership skills have helped propel Alliance to unprecedented growth. During his tenure as CEO, he has quadrupled the enterprise value of the company and championed the rapid expansion of Alliance’s global footprint. An inspiring leader, Mike has built an executive leadership team united in vision not only to achieve the company’s next billion-dollar milestone, but to fortify Alliance’s leadership position for the next 100 years. His emphasis on excellence in execution is visible at all levels of the company, as Alliance Laundry Systems places a premium on attracting, retaining and developing employees of the highest caliber to consistently produce industry-leading results.
“I am extremely proud of our people, of our ability to perform no matter the environment and of the strong relationships we have built with our business partners. It is truly an exciting time to be a part of this great company.”
Richard L. Pyle
President, Chief Commercial Officer
Previous positions: Controller, Marianna Operations, Materials Manager, Deputy General Manager and Vice President of Customer Support at Alliance Laundry Systems 1998-2011, President Alliance International. Various accounting and operations positions for eight years with Alliance Remanufacturing, Inc. Various audit positions with Deloitte & Touche.
Rick has leveraged his exceptional industry knowledge, exemplary leadership skills and strategic vision to forge a highly successful career with Alliance. As a catalyst for change, he has been instrumental in helping the company double sales in international markets, expand our global presence by opening offices in a variety of countries and successfully integrating the Primus brand into the Alliance family. In his current role as President and Chief Commercial Officer, Rick will continue to elevate the company’s industry-leading customer experience globally through all customer-facing activities.
“It has been such a privilege to have been a part of the transformation of this company. The relationships with people both internal and external and collaboration in our global expansion is something I would have never predicted when I started in1998. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Alliance team and look forward to many more years of growth together.”
Chief Information Officer
Previous positions: Mr. Chiavetta re-joined Alliance Laundry in 2002 and held the position of Chief Information Officer 2002-2012; Mr. Chiavetta was a Consulting Engineer with CDW from 2000-2002; Mr. Chiavetta held various IT management positions with Alliance Laundry from 1997-2000; Mr. Chiavetta also was the Network Manager with Convergys 1996-1997.
Since rejoining Alliance in 2002, Scott has led the ALS global technology team in its efforts to develop and implement technology solutions to help the company and its customers be more efficient and profitable. Scott’s leadership skill is evident in the multiple new technology products in the pipeline.
“As a company, we are driven to provide not only world-class commercial quality, but also innovative technology solutions for our customers. I am excited that the systems we are developing will further simplify management and improve profitability for our clients.”
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Previous positions: Treasurer and Assistant Secretary March 2017 - October 2017. Director Financial Services 1998-2017. Credit Supervisor January 1998 - December 1998. Commercial Finance Analyst September 1995 -November 1998
With Alliance Laundry Systems since 1995, Todd’s financial services acumen has helped him deliver results in each position he has held in the company. Under Todd’s leadership, Alliance’s finance arm averaged less than a 1 percent loss rate over 10 years, while sales growth rose 400 percent during the same period. He brings that same results-orientated focus as Chief Financial Officer.
“It has been a pleasure to not only watch this industry and company grow, but along the way see new investors have success in the vended laundry business. It’s rewarding to see owners we helped finance their first store years ago now having built their own companies to five, six and even more stores.”
Vice President, Global Engineering
Previous positions: Engineering Strategy, at Andlinger. 2009 – 2016. President, at Spoolex group. 2009 - 2014. Technical Director, at Primus. 2008 – 2014. Various high level Engineering positions, at Paccar Daf Trucks, Eca Volvo Cars, Sicar Volvo Cars. 1990 – 2008.
Alain comes to Alliance with an impressive track record of engineering excellence in the automotive industry with esteemed companies such as Volvo. Heading up the global engineering team, he has implemented a systematic approach to problem solving that is rooted in innovative engineering design, manufacturing and assembly techniques.
“Agile technological innovation is what drives this engineering team. We are united in one goal – to develop the most technologically advanced products on the market. Best-in-class is the target; second place is not, and will never be, an option for Alliance Laundry Systems.”
Vice President, Global Manufacturing
Previous positions: Various executive manufacturing management positions, including Plant Manger Ripon, Core Process Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, AJX Plant Manager, Manufacturing Engineer Manager 2000 – 2016.
Todd has held a number of manufacturing engineering and management positions since joining Alliance in 1994. He has skillfully built and streamlined the company’s manufacturing operations from one that produced 410,000 units and only one product in Ripon in 1998, to one building 850,000 units and 15 products today. He also managed recent construction projects that included a new 193,000-square-foot global distribution center.
“Each day I am in awe of the hard work and dedication of our employees who make our continued success possible. Together, we have transformed manufacturing at Alliance Laundry Systems from single-product facilities in the U.S. in the late 1990s, to the largest commercial laundry facilities in the world”
Chief Value Enhancement Officer
Previous positions: Various executive materials management positions, including Director of Global Materials, Manager of Materials, Product Inventory Control Manager, and Master Scheduler 1998 – 2016. Advanced Manufacturing Director of Materials at Plexus 1995 – 1998.
Gary has successfully built a world-class supply chain organization that combines best-in-class inventory levels with the ability to bring in the components to build almost any of our 10,000 configurable models in about a week. He also leads a Genuine Parts team that has more than a 98 percent customer fill rate, and a procurement organization that consistently negotiates better-than-market prices. Gary has also led our Project 1 percent team. This project is evolving into a company-wide Value Enhancement initiative that will increase the value of all our internal and external customers.
“I often look back at where we came from as a company, and it amazes me what we as an organization have accomplished. I am excited to see the great future opportunities we have. The challenges and our future potential make every day exciting.”
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Previous positions: Deputy General Counsel, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., 2010 – 2016. Associate General Counsel, Telx Inc., 2009 – 2010. Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Motient Corporation, 2003 – 2008. General Counsel, Herman Dodge & Son, Inc. 2001 – 2003. Attorney, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jenner and Block, 1999 – 2001.
Rob comes to our company with a diverse legal background spanning companies such as Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., Telx, Inc. and Motient Corp. He has made an immediate positive impact with Alliance, building and integrating the legal department, setting up the compliance department and introducing multiple cultural initiatives.
“I firmly believe that the term “leading performance” is more than just words to Alliance Laundry Systems employees. From the executive team to the factory floor, you can see and feel the pride that comes from building the greatest laundry equipment in the world.”
Vice President of Global Marketing
Previous positions: Area Manager Europe & General Manager Poland, at Onnera Group – Fagor Industrial. 2013 - 2015. Vice General manager, Sales & Marketing France, at Kannegiesser Group. 2012 – 2013.Vice President, Head of Region North and Latin America, at Electrolux Professional Inc. 2008 – 2011. Global Product Management & Marketing Director, at Electrolux Professional Inc. 2004 – 2007. Various Product Management positions at Electrolux Professional Inc. from 1999 – 2005.
Christophe brings a wealth of experience, having held positions at a variety of companies in the commercial laundry industry. An accomplished leader, Christophe is responsible for ensuring Alliance’s global leadership message resonates in all markets. Since joining the company in 2014, he has sharpened the company’s marketing focus, redefined Alliance’s mission statement and repositioned our solutions brands with a clearer architecture, unique identities, and greater product differentiation.
“Our products have the power to contribute to an improved quality of life for people around the world. That inspires my passion for this industry. My goal is to inspire that same passion in my team.”