Laundrylux Leadership

Get to know the Laundrylux leadership team, a group of commercial laundry experts continuously strategizing and innovating to advance the future of laundry.

Executive Chairman of the Board, Laundrylux
Chief Executive Officer, Laundrylux
President, Laundrylux
Chief Financial Officer, Laundrylux
Chief People Officer, Laundrylux
Executive Vice President Sales, Laundrylux
SVP of Business Development, Laundrylux Distribution LLC
SVP of Business Development & Corporate Strategy, Laundrylux
VP of Growth Strategy, Laundrylux
VP of Marketing, Laundrylux

Explore Laundrylux's History

What began with an accident at sea and one man’s dream for the future, has transformed into a business reality. Laundrylux wishes to share that success with families and businesses, helping investors and business owners maximize their returns on their laundry system investments.

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Background & Role:

With 40 years’ experience in the industry, Neal has created many products, services, and technologies that drive Laundrylux’s growth, including the revolutionary Universal Washer which will come to market in 2020. He leads our M&A team. Neal is a graduate of Stanford and Columbia Law School and enjoys drafting and reviewing contracts.

Personal Quote: 

“I’m the idea guy, I trust the team to run the business so that I can focus on the future of laundry. I love being in front of a crowd and making people feel the passion I have for our industry.”

Background & Role:

John joined the Laundrylux family in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer. He was promoted to President in 2014 and then to Chief Executive Officer in 2018.

John has overall responsibility for creating, planning and directing the execution of our strategic vision. This includes responsibility for all segments and departments of the business. John also dedicates a significant amount of time towards mentoring employees so they can unlock their true potential

Prior to joining Laundrylux, John was the President of Clean Rite Centers and Laundry Capital, LLC where he led the development, acquisition, and operation of hundreds of laundry superstores. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations of Medo Industries and spent several years at Ernst & Young in the audit department. John earned his CPA back in 1991.

Personal Quote: 

“Who knew laundry could be so exciting! I say this to our employees and customers all the time. There is so much this industry has to offer and every day I try to get to be excited.”

Background & Role:

Cody has been in Laundry all his life, a third-generation member of the Milch family, his grandfather founded Laundrylux over 65 years ago and he continues this legacy. Since graduation from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cody has worked in all aspects of the business, beginning as VP of OPL Sales and as President since 2016. Cody brings a technology-focused perspective to all aspects of the business, leading the company into the future and championing best practices for today’s market landscape.

Personal Quote: 

“I help our employees achieve their business objectives, to serve as a force multiplier and ensure we are all working together to better serve our customers and grow our business. Hard work is in our company DNA, but in today’s world you need to work hard and smart, I am always looking for ways to use the latest technologies and systems to be a more efficient organization. I take my responsibility as a family-owned company very seriously, Laundrylux is more than a business, our employees and our customers are all part of my family and I will continue the proud tradition my grandfather started.”

Background & Role:

As CFO, Jim is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, acquisitions and corporate finance. He also leads all operations activities.  His career spans more than 20 years of varied experience internationally and domestically in financial management, business leadership, and corporate planning.  

Before joining Laundrylux in January 2018, Jim served as senior vice president of Financial and Strategic Planning for Cenveo, a leading global provider of print supply chain solutions for mid to large-sized enterprises.  Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Qdmh Marketing Partners, now Innovaire, the global leader in fundraising, supporting nonprofits & their agencies. He has also held senior-level corporate and business leadership positions in Vistaprint, Avon Products and Mattel Toys. Jim earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Personal Quote: 

“My role at Laundrylux is to ensure discipline in process, quality of information, and integrity of decision making, which facilitate the rapid evolution of our business model to quickly adapt to changes in the strategic landscape and continue to thrive in a competitive business environment.”

Background & Role:

As the Chief People Officer, Karishma will provide strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human programs for our Laundrylux family. Focusing on talent development and mentoring, she will provide growth opportunities for our associates. Building strength and skills will position us to become a stronger organization.

Before joining Laundrylux, Karishma has worked in various industries such as entertainment, financial services and consulting. In her various roles, she has implemented the operating model design, with a strong focus on talent development and talent acquisition. She holds a BS in marketing and management from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge that will position her for success here at Laundrylux.

Personal Quote:

“I have always said, ‘Never say never.’ Never would I have ever thought that I could be this excited about laundry. Here at Laundrylux we have LOADS of fun!!”

Background & Role:

As the head of distribution sales, Gordon’s primary duties are to develop and execute sales strategies for expanding Laundrylux’s North American business, develop partnerships with a focus on customer growth and business profitability.  Gordon has a successful history of building teams and is tasked with assembling the best sales team in the industry.   

Before joining Laundrylux in January 2018, Gordon worked in the Electrical Industry for 20 years. Starting as an electrician in the US Navy, Gordon worked as an electrician for manufacturing companies and commercial distributors while getting his degree in business management from Saint Ambrose University.  After that, he went to work for Leviton Manufacturing where he held numerous roles supporting customers, sales, and eventually overseeing international business development.  At that time Gordon got his masters of business administration from Dowling College. His experience and education with sales processes, sales coaching and sales operations coupled with a win-win philosophy will drive sales for Laundrylux and its distribution partners.

Personal Quote:

I am proud of our amazing customers and business partners that embody the entrepreneurial American spirit. We aren’t satisfied with maintaining the status quo.  I also love that Laundrylux is a vibrant, energetic company, eager to implement new ideas and partnerships that produce new sales growth.”

Background & Role:

As SVP of Business Development for Laundrylux Distribution LLC, Michael is responsible for the planning and execution of strategies to increase revenue and company growth of our acquired businesses. Prior to his current role, Michael was Vice President of Laundrylux Funding Services. There he helped build new relationships and took financial services to new levels. Before joining Laundrylux in 2013, Michael worked in Financial Services for Atlas Copco. Michael earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University.

Personal Quote:

Through acquiring distribution businesses within our industry Laundrylux can better serve our customers and be closer to the market. The businesses we acquire are our partners and I look to grow profitability through leveraging our financial resources and technology.

Background & Role:

David first joined Laundrylux in 2010 and has assumed various responsibilities in the area of brand and market expansion. As Senior VP of Strategy & Business Development, David’s focus over the past few years is largely driving a national footprint and engagement within new business channels delivering the best overall laundry experience to our partners and customers. With degrees and certifications from Emerson, Boston University and Sloan, David brings global brand experience across multiple business segments. Previously, he worked 18 years at Reebok and Ralph Lauren followed by 19 years in the professional laundry space focused on sales and marketing growth.

Personal Quote:

“There are rocks and a stream. You’re either the rock and an obstacle and the stream goes around you, or you get in the stream and move things forward. Companies must constantly challenge themselves and think beyond the familiar. Complacency leads to mediocrity, and if we don’t disrupt ourselves, then our competition will do it for us. We are blessed to live in a time where, through technology, we can touch so many lives and create a positive impact. We are not just in the laundry equipment business. We provide equipment as a tool to improve, engage, and enhance the lives of individuals and businesses through our partnerships, world-class employees and a superior suite of product offerings.”

Background & Role:

Julia Milch grew up in the Laundry industry and is excited to follow her grandfather’s, father’s, and brother’s footsteps to join Laundrylux as the Vice President of Growth Strategy. Julia started her career with Microsoft as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solution Specialist. She spent three years at Microsoft, building a go-to-market strategy for CRM in the Healthcare vertical while executing her sales quota requirements.

Julia briefly worked at Laundrylux before getting her MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Laundrylux, Julia worked on the sales process and CRM training and implementation. Julia is excited to re-join Laundrylux in the capacity of VP of Growth Strategy, in which she will build and execute on a strategy for new business growth opportunities.

Personal Quote:

“I’m energized by the resilience of the Laundrylux team and the growth opportunities ahead to cement our position as the leader in the commercial laundry space.”

Background & Role:

As the VP of Marketing at Laundrylux, Dyann deals with all aspects of our vast network, from branding and corporate strategy to supporting our distributors and store owners across North America. Founder of a successful marketing agency, Dyann was brought on to assist with Laundrylux’s online marketing efforts in 2015. Prior to starting her own company, Dyann worked for media start-ups and Canada’s largest arts organization to develop their digital presence and outreach campaigns.

Dyann holds degrees in fine arts and film from Concordia University in Montreal and Sorbonne University in Paris.

Personal Quote:

“I’m excited to be part of the Laundrylux team. Our company is uniquely positioned to provide the tools and support distributors and laundry owners need to navigate today’s digital landscape. Now more than ever, marketing plays a pivotal role in a business’s growth, and I enjoy helping our customers become recognized as the laundry experts in their communities. I look forward to working with the Laundrylux team as we write the next chapter of our story.”

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