John Walroth, Chief Executive Officer

Since joining the company in 1994, John has held many positions within Washing Systems from Technical Sales Representative to his current position as the CEO.  In between, John gained valuable experience through roles as Field Division Manager, National Account Manager and eventually becoming the company’s Vice President of National Accounts.  John later guided the company’s continued expansion as Executive Vice President before being named company President.  John was named the company’s CEO in 2018.  He holds a Master’s Degree from Xavier University, and is married with three children.

Roy Praechter, VP Research and Development

Roy joined the Company in 1990 and leads all Research and Development efforts and technical service. He has over thirty years of commercial laundry experience and is responsible for several groundbreaking innovations including, most recently, the Pure Solutions Line™ of completely NPE-Free chemistry and ClearPath™, a patented process which verifies hygienic cleanliness of textiles. Roy earned a degree from the University of Cincinnati and is married with two children.

Tony Fall, VP Field Operations

Tony has over 37 years of experience in the laundry industry in both the chemical field and in plant operations. He joined Washing Systems in 1995, and has previously worked with Fabrilife and Diversey with roles as a Laundry Resource Manager, Division Manager, and Group Vice President covering the Western United States and Canada. His present role as Vice President of Field Operations includes operations in North America and Europe. Tony attended Cypress College and served in the United States Navy with honors. Tony is married, has two grown children and four grandchildren.