HANOVER, Mass. — Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning, received the Franchise Executive of the Year award from the New England Franchise Association (NEFA), during its April 9 Franchise Relations Summit in Norwood, Mass.
His role in Lapels Dry Cleaning’s growth, commitment to greener dry cleaning processes, and community outreach efforts were among the reasons NEFA honored him with the distinction.
Murray Vetstein, NEFA president, considers Dubois a “most worthy recipient” of the award.
“Under [Dubois’] leadership, Lapels has raised the bar when it comes to its business practices, and how much the company and its franchisees give back to the communities they serve,” he says.
In the past 10 years, Lapels has created eco-friendly dry cleaning solutions, making it one of the few dry cleaners in New England to have “no hazardous waste in their process,” NEFA says.
“Considering the high caliber of franchise executives in NEFA and the area which the association covers—the six New England states—this truly is an honor,” Dubois says.