Management Team

 

 

 

 

 

Gerard O'Neill
President/CEO

Gerard O’Neill is the President and CEO for American Laundry Systems a division of E&O Mechanical, Inc. Gerard’s experience includes process engineering for marine and land based industrial platforms. Before coming to this country, Gerard achieved his Mechanical Engineering degree and held management positions in the shipyards of Ireland. As founder of American Laundry Systems, Gerard recognized a need in the Commercial Laundries in the United States and Canada for a practical and common sense approach to the short and long term planning and implementation of design upgrades. This fulfills providing engineering services for independent owners who normally do not staff engineers and consulting and installation services for corporations who seek outside assistance on project completion. Gerard has worked in all areas and facets of the commercial laundry service company he founded. He has worked as an equipment fitter/installer, Foreman, Project Manager, Project Engineer and now President of his organization. He has 25 years of experience in the “Laundry Business”. Gerard is an active & published member of several trade organizations including American Laundry News, CSC, TCATA, IAHTM, AH&LA and TRSA. Gerard also been an instructor at PMI, MMI has attended EMI. He also serves on the TRSA Healthcare and Associate Member Committees. Gerard also holds a membership in ASME (American Society Mechanical Engineers).

 


Project Experience

 These projects represent a small selection of companies that Gerard has directly worked on:

  • Admiral Linen and Uniform Service, Houston, 
  • TX Crown Uniform & Linen Service, Brockton, MA
  • Angelica Corporation, multiple locations 
  • Faultless Healthcare, St. Louis, MO
  • AmeriPride Services, multiple location 
  • Metropolitan Linen Service, Haverhill, MA
  • Cintas, Multiple Location 
  • Crown Healthcare, Pensacola, FL
  • Reino Linen Brownstown, MI 
  • WMSHL Grand Rapids, MI
  • Shared Hospital Services, Portsmouth, VA 
  • Conway Medical Centre, Conway, SC

 


Education and Industry Organizations

  • A.S., Engineering, North Monastery Christian Brothers College, Fair Hill, Cork, Ireland
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cork Regional Technical College (C.I.T), Verolme Shipyard - Cork City, Cork, Ireland
  • A.S., Engineering Apprenticeship, Verolme Shipyard - Cork City, Cork, Ireland 
  • A.S., Environmental Technology, Northern Essex Community College - Lawrence, MA
  • Member of TRSA Healthcare Committee
  • Technical advisor for HLAC Committee
  • Technical advisor for TRSA Hygienically Clean Committee
  • Active and published member of several trade organizations including TRSA, American Laundry News, CSC,
  • TCATA, IAHTM, ALM and AH&LA
  • Member ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • PMI, MMI, ALM & EMI presenter/lectu

 




Charles Berge 
Senior Vice President of Sales
Charles Berge, a laundry industry veteran with more than 34 years’ experience, recently returned to American Laundry Systems a Division of E&O Mechanical, Inc., Haverhill, MA, as Vice President of Sales. Berge will oversee the continued growth in American Laundry Systems’ consulting, engineering, and installation services throughout North America. Berge started in the industry in 1980 and spent 16 years with Aramark Uniform Services in various locations. While at Aramark he held several positions from Route Representative to General Manager where he learned the foundation of “Customer Service” in the laundry industry. Berge learned the capital equipment side of the industry while working for Brim Laundry Machinery Inc., Dallas TX, covering a Midwest territory of 10 states. Berge originally joined American Laundry Systems in 2004 working with Gerard and gaining experience in laundry design and facility renovations in the healthcare, industrial, F&B, hospitality, and cruise line laundry operations. Berge most recently spent the last 2 years with Venus Group covering the Midwest region of the U.S. as well as all of Canada. Berge has been active in the laundry industry writing several articles for numerous associations as well as an instructor at Production Management Institute (PMI) and Maintenance Management Institute (MMI).

 


     


    Cathy Menzel-O'Neill 
    Executive Vice President 

    Cathy has been part of the American Laundry Systems team since 2003. She is responsible for all business operations and staff at the corporate offices in Haverhill, MA. Cathy comes to American Laundry Systems from a “specialized” software industry where she spent over 13 years working with finance, management and marketing teams and her experience is helping her to organize, coordinate and control the ALS business operations in order to meet the continuing growth and profit objectives of the company. Cathy has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is involved with many of the laundry trade organizations.

 



     

Meeraj Mehta
Project Engineer
Meeraj Mehta has been part of the ALS team since 2007 and is primarily involved in Project Consulting and Engineering. He works closely with the project managers and coordinates key activities with both project superintendents and foremen. Meeraj has more than 5 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering and has worked as a design/project engineer and mechanical estimator. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in India and came to United States in 2004 to pursue a Master’s Degree. He graduated from Wayne State University in 2006 with his Master's in Mechanical Engineering and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Meeraj is also on TRSA’s Safety Committee.

Meeraj's Consulting projects include: Plant work flow design, Total Utility requirements/sizing, laundry equipment sizing, GC/Construction scope of work, Laundry equipment RFP, AutoCAD layout and detail drawings, MEP drawings, Energy/Mechanical Audit, Safety Audit, Project feasibility study, Overall project budget/estimated cost and ROI calculation, and 3D drawings. Meeraj's Project Engineering tasks include: Final construction drawings, vendor coordination, equipment delivery schedule/project Gantt chart, Equipment RFP analysis and final contract review, GC RFP analysis and final contract review as well as day to day project tracking with foreman/superintendent, etc.


Project Experience
These projects represent a small selection that Meeraj has directly worked on:

  • Admiral Linen and Uniform Service, Houston, TX 
  • Crown Uniform & Linen Service, Brockton, MA
  • Angelica Corporation, multiple locations 
  • AmeriPride Services, multiple location
  • Faultless Healthcare, St. Louis, MO 
  • Reino Linen, Brownstown, MI
  • Cleancare Linen, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • WMSHL, Grand Rapids, MI

 


Education and Industry Organizations

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.S. University, Gujarat, India
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University - Detroit, Michigan
  • Memeber of TRSA Safety Committee
  • TRSA's PMI (Production Management Institute) Program (2010, 2011)
  • Contributor to TRSA Magazine and American Laundry News

 


 

Ramilo Mendoza
Project Superintendent and Safety Officer

Ramilo Mendoza comes to ALS with 17 years’ experience in construction drafting and design and 10 years direct experience in laundry operations. Ram has directed projects that included equipment replacement in running facilities, retrofit of existing plants with tunnel washers, flatwork automation, water reuse systems and mechanical systems. He also participated in the building and expansion of several new laundry plants which included a 500,000 pound per week kitchen linen facility and a 3 million pound per week hotel laundry.

  
Ram has experience in managing code and permit compliance issues related to both projects and equipment. Ram has completed his OSHA Safety Practitioner Certificate and is a key member of American Laundry Systems Safety Audit team. Ram is located in Las Vegas, NV and supports ALS’s Operations Team throughout North America.

 
Ram’s day to day work includes: reading and interpreting drawings, plans, specifications and procedures developed by the Engineering Department, overseeing construction projects, process piping, plumbing and other laundry related installation activities and inspecting work performed by contractors and assuring their adherence to specifications and proper work methods. He is committed to the health and safety of all crew members and visitors to the site through proactively discussing any significant or unusual safety concerns or conditions with the appropriate parties prior to the work and in consistently reinforcing the Company's Health and Safety program and that of the client’s during the work week. Ram coordinates and manages all material deliveries, subcontractors and self-perform work. He understands local labor requirements, availability and capability for self-perform work. He maintain a set of contract documents that contains all the current contract changes and clarifications and performs daily record keeping on all site related activities and provides a weekly report to the Project Manager.

 


Project Experience

 These projects represent a small selection of companies that Gerard has directly worked on:

  • Admiral Linen and Uniform Service, Houston, TX (100,000 Sq.Ft Laundry) 
  • Faultless Healthcare, St. Louis, MO (100,000 Sq.Ft Laundry) 
  • Crown Uniform & Linen Service, Brockton, MA (95,000 Sq.Ft Laundry) 
  • AmeriPride Services, multiple locations 
  • Spin Linen Services, Omaha, NE (40,000 Sq.Ft Laundry)

 


 

 Education and Industry Organizations

 

  • A.S., Architectural Drafting
  • Honolulu Community College – Honolulu, HI
  • State of Nevada – Dept. of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations, Safety  
  •  Consultation and Training Section, Safety & Health Practitioner Certificate Program 
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course 
  • OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping “OSHA 300 logs” 
  • OSHA Workplace Violence Awareness 
  • OSHA Hazard Communication Awareness 
  • OSHA 40-Hour Construction Outreach Program 

 

 


 

Dencie Goodwin
Operations Manager
Dencie Goodwin joined American Laundry Systems in 2006 after 20 years in the computer software industry specializing in account and project management. She is responsible for all operations relating to current projects and field staff.


Project Experience
 These projects represent a small selection that Dencie has directly worked on:

  • Admiral Linen and Uniform Service, Houston, TX 
  • Crown Uniform & Linen Service, Brockton, MA
  • Angelica Corporation, multiple locations 
  • Faultless Healthcare, St. Louis, MO
  • AmeriPride Services, multiple location 
  • Reino Linen, Brownstown, MI
  • Cintas, Multiple Location 
  • WMSHL, Grand Rapids, MI

Education

  • Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA