HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels Dry Cleaning recently named David Grippi as its new director of operations.
In this role, Grippi will provide support to current Lapels franchise owners, train new Lapels store owners and create a standardized Lapels Production and Operations standards based on industry best practices.
“We have been very patient in recruiting this position to add to our corporate team. This is a very important position for us in bringing the Lapels business model to the next level,” says Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “David will not only assist our Franchise Owners in quality, brand standards, productivity and, of course, profitability, but will also help us in making a change in the day-to-day operations of an $11 billion industry that has suffered from a lack of consistent systems.”
Dubois describes Grippi as the “perfect balance between intelligence, patience and fortitude to make this change with us.”
Grippi is a third-generation dry cleaner with more than 20 years of industry experience in a variety of operational, management and sales roles, Lapels says. During his career, he’s held several of those positions with Dependable Cleaners. He’s also worked for Seitz Chemical and The Cleanist dry cleaners in Plymouth, Mass.
“If you had to consolidate all my experiences and create a position that best utilizes those experiences, this position with Lapels would be it,” says Grippi. “The way they go about their business, their operations and procedures and the company’s legitimate commitment to greener processes are all things I’ve been looking for in an opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”
Grippi resides in Quincy, Mass., with his wife and two daughters.