FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — In personnel moves at payment technology provider Setomatic Systems – SpyderWash, the company has hired John Kelly to serve as its director of sales, and has promoted Jeff North and Gregg Schantz.
Kelly has worked in the commercial laundry industry since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011. Prior to joining Setomatic’s SpyderWash team, Kelly worked for Alliance Laundry Systems, most recently serving as regional sales manager for Speed Queen Commercial.
“John’s vast experience in dealing with machine manufacturers, commercial laundry distributors and laundry owners will be a huge asset not only for us, but also to our growing network of distributors and customers,” says Michael Schantz, Setomatic president. “We have been working hard for the past year trying to find the right person to lead the expansion of our sales force and, with John, we truly feel we have found that person.”
North, who runs the company’s New Hampshire office where many SpyderWash items are now produced, was promoted to executive vice president.
“Jeff has been with SpyderWash since its introduction at the Clean Show in 2009 and has been extremely important in helping SpyderWash lead the way in hybrid payment systems for commercial laundry,” says Schantz.
Gregg Schantz is now company vice president. He joined Setomatic full-time in 2013 and became its director of sales and operations in 2015. Representing the third generation of the family business, he has been instrumental in the growth of SpyderWash through his daily contact with customers and distributors, Michael Schantz says.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how Gregg has taken to the commercial laundry business and the care he shows our customers on a daily basis is inspiring.”