SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Laundry industry operator and consultant J.R. Ryan has launched TBR Associates. Part of the Tingue family of companies, the new company helps linen, industrial and institutional laundries and manufacturing companies reduce operating costs, save energy, increase capacity, improve throughput and promote worker safety, among other improvements, while identifying and removing the systemic, often unseen waste that impedes growth and inhibits consistent profitability. Combining Ryan’s 30- year track record of operational expertise, senior level management, sales growth and consulting with the Tingue organization’s 110 years of accumulated wisdom, TBR Associates devises, develops and implements custom strategies based on proven principles including Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma for results that are both quantifiable on the bottom line and sustainable over the long term.
“As both a successful owner operator and as a consultant, J.R. offers a rare understanding of the challenges facing laundries today and has the knowledge, experience and professionalism to deliver real results,” says CEO David Tingue. “His ideas are sensible, insightful and logical, he’s careful to involve everyone on the team in the process and I know he’ll be quite an asset to anyone concerned about reducing costs or improving margins.” Ryan addresses strategic planning, process improvement, operations, sales and service management, supply chain management, human resources and equipment to impact every facet of an organization.
For more information, contact J.R. Ryan, TBR Associates., 535 N. Midland Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ 07662 USA; 201.796.5233; FAX: 201.796.5820; jryan@TBR
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Lapauw Acquired By Private Investor
BELGIUM — Lapauw and its affiliate Lapauw France have been acquired by Mr. Philippe D’heygere for an undisclosed amount. The Belgian based manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment officially announced that it has recently sold its rights to Mr. Philippe D’heygere, a successful international entrepreneur with special interests in global expansion.
“I have worked with the Lapauw family for 46 years. Following my first meeting with the new owner, I feel very confident that this agreement will provide the experience and resources needed to expand into new markets and bolster support to our existing distributors and customers,” said Andre Henrard, Export Manager for the countries outside Europe. The current management will remain active and no personnel change is expected.
In a joint statement to their distributors, the Lapauw family announced “Mr. D’heygere has international expertise and will reinforce the position of the Lapauw Group as a successful worldwide leader of premier laundry equipment.”