ST. PAUL, Minn. — Commercial laundry distributor BDS Laundry Systems has appointed Jim Louwagie its chief operating officer.
In his newly created position, Louwagie will be responsible for overall sales and logistics functions across all BDS business units, and will report to BDS President David DeMarsh, the company says.
Prior to joining BDS Laundry Systems, Louwagie served as president of the Burnsville, Minn., branch of Anchor Bank, a family-owned bank holding company with 15 locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, according to BDS.
“We’re delighted to welcome Jim to the BDS team and to the commercial laundry industry,” says DeMarsh. “He is a proven leader and knows our company well. He brings a fresh perspective to our operations.”
“I am excited to start a new chapter in my career,” says Louwagie. “I’m looking forward to working closely with David and contributing to the company’s ongoing success.”