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Attract and develop exceptional talent

Attract and develop exceptional talent and provide the resources they need to perform at their best.

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 3,000 ambitious people who work hard to understand your needs – and make your laundry easier and better for everyone.

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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.”

Scott Chiavetta

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.”

Gary Luckow

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.”

Robert Macklin

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.”

Joe Michels

Vice President, Global Human Resources
Previous positions: Vice President of Human Resources – Fluid & Metering Technologies Group at IDEX Corp., 2013 – 2017. Vice President of Human Resources – Chemical Food & Process Platform at IDEX Corp., 2009 – 2013. Vice President of Human Resources – Viking Pump at IDEX Corp., 2006 – 2009. Vice President of Administration – Chief Human Resources Officer, EFCO Corp., 1995-2006.

Throughout his career, Joe has always used the company goals and objectives as the foundation for determining how the human resource function can impact the organization. He has adopted the approach that the role of human resources is to identify how it can help to accelerate the development of skilled, impactful employees and teams throughout the organization to support business growth. Joe’s leadership style is focused on empowering those around him to take true ownership in their duties and projects…striving for excellence through collaboration beyond just their functional teams. 

“There is massive upside here at Alliance Laundry Systems. We have the potential to be much larger and even more profitable than we already are today. This, in turn, creates significant opportunities for individuals to grow their careers as the company expands.”

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.”

Todd Rice

Interim 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.”

Justin Tripp

President, Global Retail

Previous positions: Managing Director at Retail Consulting 360, 2016 – 2017. Senior Vice President of Direct to Consumer and Omnichannel for True Religion, 2015 – 2016.  Vice President – LEGO Retail Development, LEGO Company, 2011 – 2015. Vice President – Head of LEGO Retail, LEGO Company, 2004 – 2011. European Operations Director, LEGO Company, 2003 – 2004. Regional Director of Operations for Starbucks (UK) Ltd., 2002 – 2003.

Justin’s impressive career in retail has been driven by both a passion for the brands he has championed and his skill in building the talent around him into dynamic teams focused on common goals. Since joining Alliance Laundry Systems, he has inspired and reinvigorated the enthusiasm around expanding the retail store concept globally. He has formalized a framework to evaluate markets around the world and is working to create flexibility to adapt stores and offerings to match market needs, all with an emphasis on providing world-class service.

“Retail store expansion has huge potential for Alliance Laundry Systems and its customers. I’m excited to be in a leadership position and direct this growth internationally. Best of all, I’m proud to work with such a dedicated team of professionals, who are truly passionate and committed to our leading performance mission around the world.”

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