San Diego, CA, April 11, 2022 – Emerald Textiles™ (“Emerald” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private investment firm Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (“Pacific Avenue”), linen and laundry healthcare commercial business, announces Don Luckenbach newly appointed to Regional Director of Operations.
Don will oversee four Emerald Textiles facilities across Turlock, Livingston, and Fresno in California, as well as Reno, Nevada. Don will oversee this northern territory along with his current role as General Manager of Turlock, California.
Don has held several dynamic leadership roles with more than 40 years in the Healthcare and Hospitality industry. Prior to Emerald, Don was instrumental during the acquisition bringing together two of the largest independent healthcare laundry providers in California that joined Emerald Textiles and Encore Textiles Services in May in 2017. Prior to this, Don spent 15 years with Royal Laundry servicing the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s also served the Northern and Southern California Regions.
“Don has led the Northern California market prior to Emerald Textiles, and I am thrilled to have Don’s extensive leadership and support to oversee the operations in the North,” said Dan Leavy. “Don’s extensive knowledge of our business and high performance will support our performance-oriented culture where he will be key in leading our teams to higher efficiency, growth, and profitability.”
About Emerald Textiles™
Emerald Textiles is the largest acute healthcare linen and laundry service provider with operations across the Western United States. Emerald provides the highest quality products and trusted services helping our customers achieve what matters most: affordable and quality patient care. Emerald’s future builds on investments in people, facilities, equipment, technology, and customers. Emerald was founded in 2010 as the environmentally responsible choice for commercial laundry processing. San Diego facility won the Savings by Design Award and named Energy Champion by SDG&E. In May 2017, Emerald expanded through the combination of Emerald Textiles and Encore Textile Services. Additionally, acquiring six facilities in December 2021, previously owned by Angelica. Today, Emerald Textiles is the largest acute healthcare linen service provider in the country operating twelve best-in-class facilities and three service centers in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.