January 22, 2019
Emerald Textiles recently announced that Richard “Rich” Bott joined the company’s executive management team as CEO. As a result of Bott’s appointment, Greg Anderson will transition to executive chairman and continue to support the business in a daily role by overseeing the integration of recent acquisitions in San Diego and Los Angeles, as well as the development of a greenfield facility in Livingston, CA, according to a news release.
“We are excited to have a leader of Rich’s caliber joining the Emerald team,” said Chris Sznewajs, chairman of the board of directors of Emerald Textiles and the managing partner and founder of Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, a private investment firm. “Rich has a proven track record of success and high integrity and brings over 25 years of experience in the healthcare service industry. We believe Rich’s deep experience in the healthcare linen and service industry, as well as his strong business sense and collaborative approach, make him the ideal candidate to lead Emerald through its next stage of growth.”
Prior to joining the team at Emerald, Bott served as the director of Intermountain Healthcare’s supply chain services, which includes central laundry, design and print services, corporate travel, supply chain guidance council and fleet management. Before Bott’s tenure at Intermountain Healthcare, he served as a medic and licensed practical nurse in the 328th General Hospital unit of the 96th Army Reserve Command, where he began his nursing education at the Academy of Health Sciences. He was trained clinically at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio and then at Fitzsimons Medical Center in Aurora, CO.
“The Emerald team has shown an incredible commitment to providing fantastic service at an undeniable value while scaling the organization through organic growth, acquisitions, capital investments and greenfield opportunities,” Bott said. “It is my pleasure to join this exceptional management team and employee base by continuing to enhance our value proposition and service to our customers.”
In addition to serving as the company’s executive chairman, Anderson will remain a member of the board of directors and lead several other key strategic initiatives. “We are excited for Greg’s evolving role as he continues to serve as a key partner to Emerald Textiles,” Sznewajs said. “Greg has done an excellent job leading the business through an impressive transformation. I look forward to Greg’s continued involvement in the organization.”
Anderson said that, “We are excited to have Rich join our team and lead Emerald as the company enters its next phase of growth. Rich shares our vision of excellent quality and customer service at a competitive price. Emerald has invested heavily in all of its facilities in San Diego; Los Angeles; Turlock, CA; Livingston, CA; and Reno, NV, to ensure they are the most modern, safe and efficient in the industry. I look forward to supporting and working closely with Rich in my new role as executive chairman. I would like to thank Pacific Avenue and Highland for supporting my vision to scale and grow the company over the last 18 months. I also want to thank the over 1,000 Emerald team members for their dedication and support of the company’s vision.”
To read the full release, click here.