Clothesline Newsmakers

America’s Best Cleaners (ABC) recently announced the addition of Sarah Guilott-McInnis to its team. Guilott-McInnis is a third-generation drycleaner who has spent most of her life in a drycleaning shop. Her family owned and operated AAA Drive-In Cleaners for decades. It’s been recognized as the Best Cleaner in Lake Charles, LA, for over 20 years.

With a strong passion for fashion, she has developed a keen eye for vintage fashions and a talent for textile restoration. She applies that passion to her professional career, becoming DLI-certified garment care specialist and opening her own Etsy store, Geodesica Vintage Fashions.

Now, she is excited about her next chapter and looks forward to sharing her textile restoration expertise, training and implementation skills with ABC affiliates. ABC Executive Director Chris White believes Sarah will make a great addition to the team and is excited for her to share her love of fashion, experience working in all aspects of an award-winning operation, and her background in education.

She’ll be available for remote and on-site engagement for cleaners and affiliates to provide customized written systems development and implementation programs to include all aspects of washroom processes, bridal, vintage and specialty garment restoration training, key person relief services and client relations training.

Also joining the ABC team recently is Michael Erstad who will be the organization’s new production management and mechanical consultant. He ahs extensive experience pertaining to all facets of the dry cleaning industry.

From the boiler room to the board room, he has developed extensive knowledge throughout his career. A graduate of North Seattle College, he has held various leadership positions including general manager of Blue Sky Cleaners and owner/operator of National Crycleaners which he led for over 25 years. Specializing in high-end garment care, he developed a strong reputation for his attention to detail and has transitioned his focus to bridal care. He owns Seattle Wedding Dress Specialist, Seattle’s premier bridal gown service, which he operates with his two sons.

Michael’s expertise in the drycleaning industry expands into the equipment sales and distribution space. He is a certified Miele technician, System K4 deployment specialist, and has been a start-up and systems trainer for the King County and state of Washington wetcleaning grant program deploying the Kreussler/ Miele Lanadol wetcleaning system.

“I’m excited to be part of the ABC team,” he said. “I have always had much respect for the way ABC supports and educates its clients. It truly is enjoyable working with people that have such passion for seeing hard-working people succeed!”.

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