TRSA Middle East Chapter Advisory Board members:
- Identify potential chapter members
- Propose projects, initiatives and research that add value and serve the interests of chapter members and the linen, uniform and facility services industry
- Provide educational/training content development
- Review new and existing materials
- Identify topics and speakers or authors for webinars, blogs, conferences and other events
Contact Ken Koepper, (+1) 703.510.0029, ext. 109 or Ram Mohan, (+971) 4 393 0012
Mohamad Abd Alwahid
Natronic International Inc.
An Industrial Automation Engineer, Mohamad has handled a vast range of projects for UAE’s biggest central laundries, five star hotels, theme parks and hospital facilities. He specializes in robotic programming, automation, conveyor and uniform distribution systems and handles industrially automated wet wash and drycleaning machinery, as well as laundry programming and management software from manufacturers such as Kannegiesser, Metalprogetti and Veit.
Beginning his career in the industry by managing hospitality and workwear laundries in England 35 years ago, Steve has been with Laundry Technology Centre (LTC) Worldwide for the last 15. He started there as Technical Director, providing training, consultancy and textile testing to the laundry industry, its suppliers and client base in the UK, Europe, North America and Middle East. In 2012 he was appointed LTC Managing Director. He is Treasurer of the Society of Hospital Linen Service and Laundry Managers.
Director – Middle East, Africa and India
Alliance Laundry BVBA
Tim was educated in Bahrain and his relationship with the region spans 40 years. He has lived and worked in Saudi, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq and has a broad understanding of the regional needs and nuances. Prior to spending the last 16 years in the equipment and hygiene fields he spent time in the military and logistics fields. His responsibility extends over 74 countries and all of their brands, Unimac, SpeedQueen, Primus, IPSO and Huebsch.
Operations Specialist and Director
Andrew has served in operational, technical, quality and commercial roles with Micronclean for over 35 years, including merger and acquisition integration, overseas supplier development and auditing and supply chain establishment and management tasks. In laundry management he has overseen production, quality and sales and was GM for an IT-intensive UK facility known for advanced processing including RFID technology for garment tracking and process management.
Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH
Shyam Parmar is the Project Manager for Middle East Cleaning Technology Wee, the region’s leading cleaning, hygiene, laundry and dry cleaning trade event, which will take place 28-30 September at the World Trade Centre, Dubai. Shyam has successfully run events over the last 15 years in the UK and Middle East.
Global Application Expert
Diversey Gulf FZE
Moving from Greece to the UAE in 2014 as Senior Laundry Application Expert, Nikolaos managed commercial laundry sales and supported the GCC countries. In 2017 he joined Diversey's Global Fabric Care Solutions Team, supporting customers across Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. He is a trainer at Diversey Hygiene Academy, an e-learning platform that provides training solutions to the cleaning industry. His career with Diversey in Greece dates to 2003; he became Commercial Laundry & Healthcare Sector Leader in 2007.
Textile Services Association
A 40-year laundry industry veteran, David was joint managing director (MD) of Paragon Laundry alongside his twin brother before its sale in 2015. Focused on sales, service and marketing, he is also technically trained, having served as Paragon's production manager and been awarded the Silver Medal for the best overall student in Laundry Technology and Management at Derby College. He has been CEO of of the TSA, the UK’s trade association, since 2019, previously serving as its chairman and commercial committee chairman.
Director and Founder
New Gen Business Services
Educated in the UK with a degree in Industrial Technology and Management, Robert was joint MD of Paragon Laundry, one of the largest independent commercial laundry companies in UK for over 30 years until its sale in 2015. He formed the NewGen consultancy company nearly 20 years ago to help others build and operate world-class laundries. Completing hundreds of laundry and hospitality projects across the globe, he has focused on the highest-quality Middle East laundries.
Business Development Director
Atlantic Care Chemicals
A postgraduate Mechatronics engineer from American University of Sharjah, Vinayak is a key player in positioning Atlantic Care Chemicals as a manufacturer of certified sustainable and eco friendly products. He fosters sustainability by converting traditional laundry processes to green practices, including EMCO Express Laundry, where he is a partner..
Ahmed Hamdy, Technical Support Manager, Ecolab
Sreejith Narendran, Principal Consultant, Magnarab Equipment Trading LLC