Terry Shoreman, the retired CEO of Washing Systems (WSI), was recently named the winner of TRSA’s Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors exceptional lifetime contributions by an associate supplier partner to improve the association and industry. Shoreman will receive his award during the Annual Awards Dinner on March 24, 2021, in conjunction with the TRSA 11th Annual Legislative Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
Shoreman currently serves as a partner with a startup company, Amtex Innovations. He retired from WSI in 2019. His 44-year career in the industry began as a management trainee with Unitog Canada in Toronto (later UniFirst Canada).
TRSA Chair Jim Buik, Roscoe Co., noted that the Executive Committee’s decision, “Allows TRSA to extend a heartfelt thanks for Terry’s service to the industry. I congratulate him on this prestigious award.”
Shoreman has promoted TRSA’s value to the industry, supporting the association through personal involvement and enabling his management staff to give their time to TRSA activities. He has served on a variety of committees, helped with the development of several professional development programs and is a past member of the TRSA Board of Directors. Shoreman was an active participant in the merger of The Uniform and Textile Services Association (UTSA) with TRSA in 2005.
John Walroth, president and CEO, WSI, was pleased to hear of Shoreman’s selection for TRSA’s highest associate supplier partner recognition. “Terry was a mentor to me and others, and he is a significant asset to our industry.”
The Maglin/Biggie Award is named for the late Rudolph A. “Rudy” Maglin, a chemical supplier who finished his career with Dober Group (Spindle Technologies), Woodridge, IL; and James Biggie, the launderer-turned-garment-identification specialist for Penn Emblem Co., Philadelphia. Since 1987, Lifetime Achievement Awards have been given to 23 individuals from associate member companies.
To learn more about the TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement award and review past recipients, visit www.trsa.org/awards.
TRSA (www.trsa.org) represents the nearly $40-billion linen, uniform and facility services industry by advocating for fair federal and state regulatory and legislative policy and promoting the economic and environmental benefits of reusable textiles. Employing 180,000+ people at 1,600+ facilities in North America, our industry supplies, launders and maintains linens, uniforms, towels, mats, and other products. These help businesses (including retailers, manufacturers, healthcare facilities and restaurants), government and other organizations enhance their image and provide clean, safe environments for their employees and customers. Most Americans benefit at least once per week from the hygiene and safety of products provided to the industry’s customers. TRSA verifies and quantifies our industry’s commitment to sustainability and cleanliness through our Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certification programs. TRSA increases the industry’s productivity, sustainability, safety and professionalism through education, research, benchmarking, and information-sharing.