ADDISON, Ill. — Card Concepts Inc. (CCI), which provides payment, marketing and management solutions to the vended laundry industry, has hired Michael Sokolowski as its new national retail account manager.
He will be responsible for new business development in the Laundromat space, working with equipment distributors, store owners and new investors to find the right CCI solution for their application.
A 28-year veteran of the vended laundry industry, Sokolowski in 1992 opened the first of two Laundromats he would operate within the Chicago market; both were fully attended, 24-hour, large-format operations, CCI says.
In 1999-2002, he served as treasurer of the Coin Laundry Association’s Board of Directors and presided over the Association’s Illinois affiliate. In 2002, Sokolowski joined the CLA full-time as its chief operating officer, a position he held until 2019.
“We are all very excited to have Michael join the CCI team,” says company President Steve Marcionetti. “His extensive experience in the vended Laundromat industry will be invaluable to our distributors and store owners.”
“As a former store owner myself, I’m very excited to be working with distributors and their customers to help them build and run successful Laundromats,” Sokolowski says. “The great products and strong support that Card Concepts offers to its customers is the best in the business, and I’m delighted to be joining the team.”
Sokolowski resides in suburban Chicago with his wife and two children.