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Textile manufacturer joins ETSA's board

11 March 2019

John Vareldzis, managing director of Carrington Textiles, has joined the European Textile Services Association’s (ETSA) board of directors. 

This follows the association’s decision to broaden its industry representation across the supply chain and extend an invitation to Carrington which joins as the board’s only textile manufacturer. 

Representing the textile services industry for over 20 years, the European Textile Services Association provides an invaluable platform for the industry leaders to share best practice. Carrington is excited to exchange ideas, knowledge and developments in sustainability with an association which is working with the European Union to improve legislation and conduct vital research. 

Working with companies who value fair competition, sustainable business models and corporate responsibility, ETSA members uphold a high standard of health and safety in the workplace and are committed to protecting the environment.

As a key supplier to the majority of the industrial laundry groups represented on the board, Carrington is looking forward to strengthening its relationships and sharing key insights around the industry’s changing requirements, which includes tackling micro-plastics, energy use and water consumption.

In joining ETSA’s Board of Directors, Vareldzis will sit alongside senior textile service executives, including Juha Laurio, CEO of textile service company, Lindström, and Peter Egan, CEO of Johnson Service Group. 

Vareldzis said: “This invitation is recognition of our organisation's growing global status. I’m thrilled to have been invited onto this board and look forward to working alongside this team of thought-provoking and innovative industry leaders.”

Robert Long, secretary general at ETSA, comments: “The ETSA board brings together CEO’s from Europe’s leading textile service companies, as well as top supplier firms. We look forward to hearing John Vareldzis’s views, from a textile manufacturing perspective as we believe in a full value chain approach.”