Alliance Laundry Systems: Announces new role for Kathryn Rowen

Alliance Laundry Systems LLC

221 Shepard Street, P.O. Box 990

Ripon, WI 54971-0990

Tel 800.223.8408

Fax 920.748.4477


RIPON, Wis. – (Nov. 26, 2013) –Alliance Laundry Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment, has announced that Kathryn Rowen will be taking on a new executive role in the sales department as North American Sales Manager for Huebsch®, IPSO® and Cissell®.

Rowen will be transitioning from senior director of marketing and brands to her new position starting early December. This new position allows her to leverage her previous marketing experience and proven leadership ability as she provides the sales teams with strategic direction and insights.

“Under Kathryn’s leadership our brand campaigns and new product initiatives were well orchestrated; she produced meaningful work and progress that created enthusiasm among our customers,” said Mike Schoeb, president and CEO of Alliance Laundry Systems. “I am delighted to see Kathryn take on one of the most challenging management roles in the company and look forward to her continued success.”

In her new position, Rowen will oversee regional sales managers and be responsible for the growth of distributor relationships and the enhancement of products and services provided by each of the three brands.

Rowen received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from University of Iowa, and her Executive MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Prior to joining Alliance, Kathryn was a general manager for Kohler Company in Kohler, Wis.

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About Alliance Laundry Systems:

Based in Ripon, Wis., Alliance Laundry Systems LLC is a leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry products and provider of services to laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premise laundries, as well as commercial quality washers and dryers for the home. Alliance Laundry Systems offers a full line of washers and dryers with load capacities from 12 to 265 pounds The company’s products are sold under the well-known brand names Speed Queen®, UniMac®, Huebsch®, IPSO®, Cissell® and D’Hooge®. For more information, call 920.748.3121 or visit