March 16, 2016

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today that Don Eckardt was appointed as university sales manager for the eastern United States. In this new position, Eckardt will focus his efforts on serving the laundry management needs for universities and colleges southeast of Mississippi and Texas, while furthering new sales growth in the territory.

“Don has been a valuable sales team member over the past 18 years, and we are delighted he will now be contributing his expertise and experience towards a new role within the company,” comments Ross Van Horne, WASH’s managing director of business development and regional vice president of sales in the Midwest region. “He will be an asset to our university and college customers in providing services and support they need to manage their on-campus laundry facilities.”

Since joining WASH in 1998, Eckardt has served as a district sales manager for the Michigan and northern Indiana market, during which time he earned numerous awards for sales growth and performance. He has worked with colleges within the region, including the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, providing him with an understanding of the unique laundry management needs of the college market. Don is an active member in local and state apartment associations and participates in college and housing commission tradeshows.

“My career at WASH over the past 18 years has been rewarding, and it’s exciting to now be evolving into a new role,” Eckardt says. “I’m looking forward to applying my knowledge of WASH’s services to the college market and to supporting the company’s growth as it expands into new territory.”

 About WASH

WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condos, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 5 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also has a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a division that manages parking facilities. For more information, please visit or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.