Emerald Textiles Hires Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Lake

San Diego, CA, December 29, 2021 – Emerald Textiles (“Emerald” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private investment firm Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (“Pacific Avenue”), announces Christopher Lake has joined the executive management team and has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.

“We are excited to add Christopher to the Emerald team. Christopher compliments our strong performance-oriented culture and has extensive expertise in finance, operations, and strategy, making him the ideal choice to drive Emerald’s continued growth and profitability,” said Andy Kratky, Chief Executive Officer of Emerald Textiles. 

Prior to joining Emerald, Christopher served over 23 years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for multiple private equity-backed portfolio companies. Christopher held prior roles of CFO at Earthlite and Hocking International Laboratories. Before Hocking, he served as Operating Executive over several Chief Financial Officers across multiple companies at The Riverside Company. Prior to Riverside, Christopher served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at Brookside Equity Partners. In these roles, he was responsible for overseeing all financial, legal, accounting, including information technology and environment health and safety solutions activities.

Christopher earned a Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School. He received his Executive Masters in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin and his Masters of Science in Taxation from DePaul University.

“With world-class facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and focus on best-in-class service, Emerald is well-positioned for success,” said Christopher Lake. “I look forward to joining an exceptional management team and helping the company pursue its growth strategy.”

 

About Emerald Textiles™

Emerald Textiles is the largest commercial healthcare linen and laundry service provider in the Western United States. Emerald Textiles was created through the combination of Emerald Textiles and Encore Textile Services in July 2018. Today, Emerald Textiles is the owner and operator of 15 plant facilities and 2 service depots with the unique ability to service over 560 million pounds of linen across a well invested footprint in CA, NV, AZ, and UT. Facilities include San Diego, Riverside, Commerce, Colton, Pomona, Orange, San Fernando, Livingston, Livermore, Turlock, Sacramento, Fresno and Pittsburg, California, as well as Reno, NV, Henderson, NV, Phoenix, AZ and Saint George, UT. For more information visit www.emeraldus.com.

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