The importance of proper medical linen laundering and how it impacts patients and medical staff alike
David Potack, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Unitex Textile Rental Services and Med-Apparel Services joins Enterprise Radio to discuss the importance of proper medical linen laundering and how it impacts patients and medical staff alike.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest David Potack discuss the following:
- You joined us last year on our sister network – eHealth Radio to talk about Unitex and we are excited to have you back. Just so we can get our entrepreneur listeners up to speed, let’s start with the basics, what is Unitex and what services do you provide?
- Why is it so important for hospitals and medical facilities to work with an experienced and reliable medical linen service provider and why does it make more sense for these facilities to use a service like Unitex versus doing their laundry in house?
- Let’s talk more about the industry as a whole. You were recently elected as the 63rd Chairman of the TRSA (Textile Rental Service Association). What is the TRSA and what are your main initiatives as chairman? Can you also tell me more about what this means for the industry overall?
- Where do you see the Textile Rental Service in 5 years and how does Unitex fit into that big picture?
- Unitex is a successful family owned and run business for over 100 years which is interesting and unique within itself. What advice do you have for others looking to start a family business? And what general advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?
David Potack, Serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Unitex Textile Rental Services/Med-Apparel Services. Along with his father, Michael, and brother, Robert, David is an owner/operator of the business, founded in 1922 by his great-grandfather, Max Potack. David received his college degree from Washington University, St. Louis, MO in 1995.
David began his career with Unitex soon after earning his degree in 1995. David is the Chairman of TRSA, as well as the former Chairman of the TRSA Government Affairs Committee, a position he held for several terms. He is a board member of the Newburgh Community Land Bank, a not-for-profit community-based housing redevelopment organization, and is also a board member of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.
He and his wife Samantha, and their two children, Alexa and Justin, reside in Westchester County NY, just outside of New York City.