Mark Good Joins WASH Laundry as New CEO
March 20, 2017 – El Segundo, Calif. – WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, North America’s leading laundry facilities management service company, announced today that Mark C. Good has been appointed its chief executive officer, effective March 20, 2017.
“With his focus on building operational excellence and producing results through process improvement, Mark Good’s leadership skills are a great fit for WASH during this exciting time of extraordinary expansion and deepening of enterprise capabilities,” says Doug Gilstrap, Chairman, WASH Board of Directors. Additionally, Good’s demonstrated experience with successful mergers and acquisitions will enable new strategic partnership opportunities, continued territory expansion, and potential extension into adjacent business lines. “On behalf of the Board and the company, it is my pleasure to welcome Mark to WASH,” adds Gilstrap.
“I am excited about this new opportunity,” says Mark Good. “WASH is positioned to be a world-class leader in the multifamily service industry. I look forward to putting my decades of executive experience and hands-on operational know-how to work with the rest of the management team and the board as we guide WASH during this historic, transformative phase of growth and development,” Good continues.
Mark Good is an accomplished senior executive with a proven track record of driving profitable growth in the consumer services and self-storage industries. Prior to joining WASH, Good served as co-founder and CEO of LifeStorage, LP, where he rapidly scaled growth of the company by leading acquisitions, organizational build-out and brand positioning, resulting in building the fourth largest private owner/operator of self-storage facilities in the U.S. in just four years.
Before that, Mark served as chief operating officer of Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), the largest publicly traded self-storage company in the world. Prior to that, Mark served as executive vice president of Sears Holdings and president of Sears Home Services, the largest home-related services organization in North America, which provides appliance sales, installation and aftermarket services to over 22 million residential and commercial customers. Mark also served on the Board of Directors of LifeStorage, Sears Canada, Inc. (SCC.TO), A&E Factory Service—the nation’s second largest appliance repair provider and a joint venture between Sears and Whirlpool Corporation—and the Lincoln Park Zoo of Chicago. He holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
WASH is a leader in technology-advanced, eco-friendly laundry room operations. Its “best-in-class” facilities management services can be found at apartment properties, condominiums, college and university residence halls, military bases and other multi-housing locations. More than 7 million people do their weekly laundry at a WASH facility. WASH is a privately held company founded in 1947 and based in El Segundo, Calif. and operating in 20 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Through its subsidiary Coinamatic Canada, WASH also operates a commercial laundry distributorship and ParkSmart, a parking facilities services business. For more information, please visit www.washlaundry.com or call 800-421-6897, ext. 1600.