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.

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

Vice President, 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.”

Haresh Shah, CPA

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Previous positions: Chief Financial Officer – Welbilt, Inc., 2017-2019. Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer – Welbilt, Inc., 2016-2017. Vice President, Corporate Controller – Syniverse Technologies Inc., 2012-2016. Vice President International Finance – Amkor Technology, 2010-2012. Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller – Amkor Technology, 2009-2010. Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer – Amkor Technology Philippines, 2008-2009.

Haresh joins Alliance with extensive experience in driving and supporting global business and manufacturing operations, finance strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. He is adept at leading global teams of varied cultures and has successfully completed international assignments in the Philippines, China and India. Haresh thrives on solving challenges and identifying opportunities to benefit businesses.

“I’m excited to be part of a team that is looking to the future and all of its possibilities. As we fully transform into a global company culture, we will unlock tremendous opportunities for growth and profitability.”

Craig Dakauskas 

Senior Vice President, North America Commercial 

Previous positions: President and CEO – CLEC Distribution, LLC, 2007-2021. National Sales Manager – Alliance Laundry Systems, 2002-2007. 

Craig is known as an industry leader and a highly successful distributor owner. Prior to rejoining Alliance, he was the President and CEO of CLEC Distribution, LLC which was acquired by Alliance in 2019. After the acquisition, Craig and his team grew at a rate 50% faster than the independent distributors with significantly improved margins. He takes a practical approach to leadership with a strong focus on execution.  

“We are the world leader in commercial laundry equipment and we still see infinite potential in this marketplace. Our team has the products and expertise needed to make our customers successful and we’re poised for even greater growth.”  

Samantha Hannan

General Counsel

Previous positions: Deputy General Counsel; Assistant General Counsel- Alteon Health (2019- 2020); Counsel – Envision Healthcare (2014-2019); Corporate Associate – Gunderson Dettmer (2013-2014).

Samantha brings the skills of a strong strategic partner to Alliance Laundry Systems and a practical, hands on approach to solving the legal and compliance needs of the business. As General Counsel, she leads our worldwide legal function including corporate governance, major contracts and transactions, regulatory compliance, product liability matters, litigation and employment issues. Samantha earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Alliance Laundry Systems has built an impressive track record as the world leader in commercial laundry equipment. I’m looking forward to partnering with our business leaders and working collaboratively across the organization to structure solutions in a way that ensures we are making the most of our global opportunities to grow.”

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.”

Brad Nye

Vice President Operations, North America

Previous positions: Various positions of increasing responsibility including General Manager – Stamping and Die Fabrication; General Manager – Assembly Division; Assembly Maintenance and Production Engineering Manager; Manager – On Site Supplier Support at Toyota Motor Manufacturing; 2004-2018. General Motors/Delphi Automotive Systems; 1996-2004. 

Since joining Alliance in 2018, Brad has led the North America manufacturing team to improvements in safety, quality and efficiency. He applies a deep knowledge of manufacturing best practices with leader and team member development to maximize production capacity and help the company meet its goals. Under his leadership, Alliance has opened a new production facility in Manitowoc and streamlined production at the Ripon location. His approach focuses on material flow, process capability and error-proofing production processes while ensuring team members have the knowledge and training needed to be successful.  

“Our team members are what make our products and company great. Along with a fighting spirit that refuses to be second place, our team is highly skilled, hard-working and takes tremendous pride in building the best laundry equipment in the world. We have a proud culture that insists that the next moment can be better than the previous while we continue the never-ending journey towards world-class manufacturing.”

Richard Baazi

Vice President, Product and Technology Strategy

Previous positions: Vice President, Customer Experience and Global Customer Experience Director – Alliance Laundry Systems, 2016-2020. Global Customer Experience Strategist, EAME Customer Experience and Change Management Strategist – Caterpillar, Inc., 2015-2016. Global Senior Advisor – Customer Experience Strategy – Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., 2010-2014. West Europe Area Manager – Sales and Marketing. Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., 2007-2010. Managing Director- Clientlogic 2004-2006.

Richard has built an impressive track record of knowing how to identify and deeply understand customer needs, then build a comprehensive strategy to meet those needs and exceed customer expectations. He is experienced at leading global teams and serving diverse and varied customers. In his role as Vice President, Product and Technology Strategy, Richard is charged with creating a culture of innovation and accelerating our ability to deliver new products and our next generation of digital offerings.

We are uniquely positioned as a company right now. Our expertise and experience are coupled with a strong desire to forge new paths and win in a changing marketplace. This is a time of growth and opportunity.”

Cody Masluk 

Vice President, North America Residential

Previous positions: Vice President and General Manager – NA Residential – Alliance Laundry Systems, 2019 – 2021. Various broad spectrum roles of increasing responsibility including Sr. Director Product Line Management, Sr. Director Trade Marketing/Merchandising, General/Region Manager Sales – Electrolux Major Appliances, 2001 – 2019.  Assorted Field Sales Roles, Amana Appliances/Maytag Appliances 1994-2000. 

Cody drives business unit excellence through the development of high performing teams needed to achieve substantial revenue and profitability growth. Since joining Alliance, he has done an extraordinary job bringing strategic direction and leadership to our residential segment, turning it into our fastest growing business unit as a result. Cody and his team are focused on developing innovative solutions to meet the needs of residential consumers and grow the exciting Residential business unit.

“We see tremendous untapped potential within the home laundry market. There is high consumer demand for the commercial quality laundry equipment that we offer and there is a bright future for our Speed Queen Residential business.”  

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