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Gold Coin Makes Personnel Changes, Creates New Department

Mackay returns as Gonzalez shifts to overseeing distributor’s field support unit

JAMAICA, N.Y. — Distributor Gold Coin Laundry Equipment says it has expanded again, with the rehiring of a familiar face, a new Sales Department hire, and the creation of a new department.

Ken Mackay has returned in a new role as Parts Department manager. Mackay worked in that department off and on as a teenager, then came aboard full-time as a technician in 2007. In 2010, he moved into the Parts Department, eventually taking on the role of parts buyer.

Mackay left for another opportunity as 2018 ended but Gold Coin rehired him over the summer and brought him back as Parts Department manager. He’ll oversee a staff of four with a goal of streamlining operations and improving sales and profits.

Ed Gonzalez, who previously headed the Parts Department for more than nine years, is now heading up Gold Coin’s new Field Support Department. Gonzalez started with Gold Coin as a part-time warehouse assistant in 1995, eventually ascending to department manager by 2010.

Gonzalez will manage a staff of three who will support the Sales and Service departments in a variety of ways, including DexterLive and card system installations, equipment start-ups, and service call follow-ups.

New to Gold Coin is Steve Weaver, brought on to handle equipment sales in the northern part of Gold Coin’s territory.

Weaver has been active in the industry for roughly 20 years, the last 13 as the owner of SW Moving, a company that warehoused, delivered and installed equipment for many upstate New York and New England laundry distributors.

Weaver will cover 21 upstate New York counties as well as eight counties in western Connecticut and Massachusetts for Gold Coin.