OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) reports the election of two new additions to its 2013 Board of Directors: Michael Finkelstein and Ted Ristaino.
CLA’s board is comprised of association members who volunteer time and talent to represent the majority of the membership in policy and decision-making processes.
Finkelstein is a multi-store laundry owner based in Danville, Va. He serves as president and CEO of Associated Services Corp. In the past seven years, Finkelstein has been an active CLA member, participating in panels on multi-store issues for the association.
Ristaino is president of Yankee Equipment Systems, a distributor specializing in equipment for “an enormous range of industries,” CLA says. He has been involved in the laundry industry for nearly 45 years and has been an active member of CLA’s New England chapter for 20. As a NECLA board member, Ristaino has rewritten laws, retained a lobbyist, and enhanced the relationship between NECLA and CLA members.
Six other candidates—Jeffrey Barman, Deborah Dower, Joel Jorgensen, Ron Kelley, George Pierce and James Whitmore—were re-elected to the CLA board for their service and commitment to the industry.