Santa Barbara, CA (January 6, 2016) — Mission Linen Supply, one of the oldest and most successful family-owned businesses in the linen and uniform rental service industry, announced that Brad Champagne has been promoted to Senior Director, Human Resources.
“I am thrilled to recognize Brad for his contributions and feel his background; knowledge and understanding of the organization make him the ideal executive for this position. Brad’s tenure at Mission, his leadership skills and ability to develop strategies and policies relating to our employees makes him an excellent individual to strengthen and develop the Human Resources department and our company culture as we move into the future,” said John Ross, President and CEO.
Over the past 23 years, Mr. Champagne has held positions of increasing responsibility within Human Resources after initially joining the company as a Management Trainee in Operations. He has played a key role in many important initiatives at the company, including the implementation of an Enterprise HR operating system, the development of improved performance management systems and the execution of a new compensation program for Sales and Operations.
As Director of Compensation and Benefits since 2011, Champagne has guided the company’s benefit plans through changes required by the ACA and overseen administration of the company’s 401k plan, which won an Eddy Award in 2014 for outstanding education campaign.
“There are a lot of exciting things happening at Mission Linen Supply and I look forward to building upon our existing foundation to develop new ways to support the business from the Human Resources function,” said Mr. Champagne.
Mr. Champagne received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has earned both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations. When he’s not working, Mr. Champagne enjoys running and watching his three children participate in their various activities.