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ABOUT US

Established in the early 1900’s, American Associated Companies started selling mops, gauze, towels, sheets and napkins to dry good stores and dealers. Our product lines, over the years, have expanded; while our commitment to our customers for quality products and exceptional service has NOT changed.

Jon Scala

Jon Scala – CEO, President AACO

Having received a BA and an MA from the University of Mississippi, Jon Scala has over 12 years of financial, accounting and strategic planning in business. Specializing in health care financials it was an easy step to expand into health care, hospitality, and guest care linen supply. Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit combined with his skill level and drive enable him to lead AACO to success. “Why Not Us” is his motto.

Larry Mallam

Larry Mallam – Chairman

Larry has been in the textile industry since 1978. Prior to 1978, Larry was a Commercial Banker and an Attorney in the Atlanta, GA area. Larry’s near four-decade tenure in the industry has allowed him to see many sides of our industry from the sales, manufacturing, operations, and distribution. Larry purchased American Associated in 1991 and was CEO until 2015. Larry remains very active in the company and has the advisory role of Chairman in addition to continuing his sales efforts for the company and taking care of his lifelong customers.

Mark Koppel
Marl Koppel

Mark Koppel, J.D./M.D – Director/Principal

Mark is a Director and also a Principal at AACO. He holds both an M.D. from the University of Tennessee and a J.D. from the University of Arkansas and has been in healthcare for nearly fifteen years. In addition to being the Chief Medical Officer at Pentax Medical, Mark has had held roles of Vice President of Medical Affairs with companies such as GE Health, ProVation Medical, and Exact Sciences. Mark joins AACO to enhance the sales team and to provide value to our Healthcare clients with his clinical and legal background.

Steve Gasner
Steve Gasner

Steve Gasner -Vice President of Sales

Steve Gasner earned his Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and is AACO’s Vice President of Sales. Steve has over 33 years of experience in the industry. He has held management roles in both national and regional laundry organizations, most recently with Angelica, and has held management titles on the vendor side as well. Steve has a wealth of knowledge on both the manufacturing and production side of the laundry business and on customer challenges and contracting. Steve joined AACO in early 2016—since then, he has welcomed new members of the AACO family and stands as a valuable asset to AACO’s longstanding clients.

Pam Lewin

Pam Lewin – Vice President of Administration

Pam brings over 30 years of Textile experience to American Associated. Starting with her initial position at United Cotton Goods she learned the importance of product specifications and maintaining proper inventory levels to service customers. Pam joined AACO in 2000.

During the next several years she demonstrated additional skills in the operations and administrative areas of the Company and was promoted to Vice-President Administration in 2009 as she oversees the daily operations of the Company. In an industry that requires product quality, on-time delivery to its customers and ethics, there is no better person than Pam Lewin. She is an active participant in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and is a huge Clemson Tiger fan.

Jon Barnhill

John Barnhill – Director of Linen Supply

A graduate of Clemson University, John Barnhill has over 30 years of Textile Industry experience. He started his career with Artex International and was responsible for all manufacturing stateside and abroad. He directed the start-up of manufacturing plants in the US, Mexico, and Cambodia. In 2004, when Best Textile acquired Artex, John continued in various capacities including Inventory Management, Procurement and Vice President of Sales and New Product Development. John spent 3 years with Venus Group, Foothill Ranch, CA, as Senior Regional Sales Manager. John and his sales team expanded Venus Group’s presence on the east coast.

At American Associated Companies, we uphold the values of integrity in our sales, transparency in our operations, and commitment to our customers. As a privately owned company, customers will find direct and easy access to our owners and management team— who are personal, reliable, and most importantly customer driven. We have managerial leadership from the medical, law, finance and business sectors— which has allowed us to tackle our goals, and provide value for our customers, from multiple facets of their business. Our goal at AACO is to advance your brand, not ours. While maintaining traditional values, we strive to be progressive with technology to deliver our products safely and efficiently. Our quality-controlled products are ethically sourced from China, India, and Bangladesh, and we encourage our customers to provide product feedback on those products, in addition to presenting challenges in their industry that allow us the opportunity to collaborate and partner in the solution and not just be another linen vendor. American Associated Companies is a group committed to making a bottom line difference for you, our customers, which is achieved through careful product selection, product utilization, cost containment, and sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you to the AACO family soon!

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