KANSAS CITY, Mo. — GreenEarth Cleaning — a company specializing in environmentally friendly drycleaning processes, has recently named Angela Harris as its new business development vice president.
In her role as business development director, Harris will spearhead the effort to convert dry cleaners and other institutions with internal laundry service — including hospitality, commercial real estate and more — to GreenEarth Cleaning’s non-toxic fluid and cleaning system.
Harris’ career began in medical sales in California before transitioning to the drycleaning world in 1999 with Steamer Cleaners, an upscale Sherman Oaks garment care provider. The native Kansan returned in 2013 to work for Green Garmento where she remained until taking the opportunity with GreenEarth.
“Having interacted with Angela at trade shows and industry events, sharing flights back to KC and knowing her as a client at her previous position, we always felt that she was aligned with all that GreenEarth stands for,” says Tim Maxwell, president of GreenEarth Cleaning. “We are over the moon about adding Angela to our team and leading the effort to continue the growth of GreenEarth worldwide.”
“Family was one of the primary reasons I returned to the Kansas City area 10 years ago,” says Harris. “And if I’m being honest, the feeling of family at GreenEarth is one of the things that drew me in, first as a client and now as a member of the team. I cannot wait to really get started and bring GreenEarth to even more cleaners throughout the world.”
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Harris was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and has remained active with the organization as a board member of the TAU Building Association. She’s also been an enthusiastic volunteer for the Wayside Waifs animal shelter.
GreenEarth Cleaning was formed almost 25 years ago by founders General Electric, Procter & Gamble and three dry cleaners — Jim Barry, Ron Benjamin, and Jim Douglas — who sought to improve the industry by providing a safe and non-toxic alternative to perc, the predominant solvent in use at the time. Since 1999, GreenEarth Cleaning has provided an environmentally non-toxic technology to thousands of dry cleaners around the globe who in turn have cleaned some 600 million pounds of clothes during that time.
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