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1Concier Promotes Four Sales Leaders to Vice President of Sales Roles

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, February 29, 2024 – 1Concier, a leading provider of high-quality linen products, is thrilled to announce the promotion of four esteemed sales leaders to the newly established position of Vice President of Sales.

Tony Smith, President and CEO of 1Concier, expressed his appreciation for the team’s dedication, stating, “1Concier is fortunate to have a team of experienced, dedicated, and passionate sales leaders.”

Barbara Alberto assumes the role of Vice President of Sales for the Southeast Region, now overseeing 1Concier’s business expansion in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic. Barbara has been an integral part of the team since August 2007, having held various roles including Executive Assistant, Customer Service Manager, Account Executive, and most recently Regional Sales Director.

Cari Kussy, who joined 1Concier in January 2012 as an Account Executive, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for the West Region. Recognized for her instrumental role in driving record sales levels on the West Coast and Hawaii, Cari’s leadership was pivotal in her promotion. She previously served as Regional Sales Director and is now based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Lou Tempesta, now Vice President of Sales for the Northeast Region, joined 1Concier in March 2022 as Regional Sales Director, Northeast. With a distinguished 20-year career in B2B sales across various industries, Lou’s expertise and leadership have been invaluable since joining the company.

Theresa Thornburg assumes the role of Vice President, Corporate Accounts. Theresa, who joined Riegel Linen in 2000, brings a wealth of experience in napery products. With an impressive career spanning 24 years, she has held numerous positions within Riegel and 1Concier, demonstrating her commitment and expertise.

1Concier looks forward to continued growth and success under the leadership of these accomplished individuals.

ABOUT 1CONCIER: 1Concier, owned by Lion Equity Partners, was formed from the merger of Riegel Linen, T-Y Group, and Harbor Linen – combined we strive to be the industry-leading linen solution for the Hospitality, Healthcare, and Commercial Laundry markets. Since 1838, we have been providing textile expertise to hotels, resorts, casinos, managed care facilities, and commercial laundries. Our superior product offering includes linen, terry, patient apparel, incontinence care, pool towels, robes, slippers, bedding, and table linen.

ABOUT LION EQUITY PARTNERS: Headquartered in Denver, CO, Lion Equity Partners is an operations-focused private equity firm specializing in corporate divestitures and special situations. Lion Equity’s investment strategy is centered on creating value in their portfolio companies through a combination of operational improvements, organic growth, and strategic add-on acquisitions. The firm leverages its strategic, financial, and operational expertise to build businesses that will create long-term value for all stakeholders.

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