KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “We’re excited to announce the promotion of Andy Lien to the position of GreenEarth’s technical director,” states Tim Maxwell, president, GreenEarth Cleaning.
“Andy has demonstrated terrific technical, communications, and managerial skills during his six year tenure with our team,” notes Maxwell.
Lien is the second technical director in the 20 year history of the company, it notes, and adds: “Since helping to found the company, Jim Douglas has served in the role throughout its growth from a new start-up company to the largest environmental dry cleaning brand in the world.”
Douglas says: “Andy is tremendously capable, and I know he will provide great guidance and support to our affiliated members during the coming years. He's an outstanding talent and we’re fortunate to have him on our team.”
After two stints as a manager in the service industry, he served as the general manager and director of operations for Camelot Cleaners in Fargo, N.D., from 2006 to 2013, the firm writes.
It was during this period that Lien became familiar with the firm’s sustainable drycleaning process, it relates, and helped to convert the Camelot Cleaners operation from perchloroethylene to GreenEarth.
On the basis of that positive experience, Lien joined forces with GreenEarth in order to be a part of bringing its optimized sustainable perc alternative to the drycleaning industry, the company says.
Lien graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University where he earned Magna Cum Laude honors.