Mike Zuffinetti CEO Michael Zuffinetti started in the laundry equipment industry in 1974. He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.S degree in accounting. During his 37 plus years in the industry he has performed all facets of a laundry equipment distributor; from service and installation, to equipment sales, to managing operations and financials. In 1996, an opportunity for Mr. Zuffinetti to purchase, what was at the time, Skyline-UniMac Laundry Equipment, was presented and acted upon, with the purchase date being June 26, 1996. The name was changed at that time to AAdvantage Laundry Systems. Through the next 15 years the company has more than quadrupled in size to become one of the largest and most respected laundry equipment companies in the south. He has diversified the company from being strictly in the OPL business to becoming one of the largest coin laundry distributors and equipment rental/route operators in the United States. With the addition of a partner in the business in 2010, Ryan C. Smith, Mr. Zuffinetti is looking forward to the continued expansion of revenues, profits and marketing area.
Ryan Smith President Ryan Smith has approximately 17 years of experience in the commercial and industrial laundry equipment industry. He joined AAdvantage Laundry Systems as an installation technician in a part-time role while attending college, where he gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the environmental conditions necessary for an efficient laundry to operate properly. Upon graduation from Texas Tech University, he transitioned into a sales/branch manager position, when he opened the first ALS branch office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Smith spent 8 years in Tulsa developing an extensive knowledge of leasing/renting On-Premise Laundry equipment before joining a global consulting firm as an Assistant Vice President in Raleigh, NC. In February 2010, Ryan rejoined AAdvantage as the Vice President and as a principal in the organization. Since this time, Ryan has continued to play an integral role in the growth of AAdvantage by opening an office in Garner, NC to service various states on the east coast including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Smith’s key focus is to manage the sales and growth operations of the eight states AAdvantage services across the Southern part of the United States.
Teri Dea Zuffinetti Sales Coordinator In November of 1997 Teri joined our team as a receptionist, and within one year was promoted to Sales Manager. Her primary responsibilities are to support the company’s laundry consultants, as well as organizing the many trade shows attended each year by our team here at ALS.
Scott Frankum Parts Manager With over 26 years of experience in the commercial laundry industry, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. After his first year working for ALS as a technician, Scott was promoted to his current position of Parts Manager, where he oversees five installers and four service technicians.
Margaret Kelley Accounting In October of 2003 Margaret started with AAdvantage Laundry working part time as Assistant Bookkeeper. After only six months she was asked to join ALS full time covering various office duties. This was Margaret’s first experience working in the commercial laundry industry, and we’re happy to have her as part of our team.