Key Bios

Key Bios

Shane Drolet, EVP and CEO

Shane Drolet serves currently as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, and has worked full time in the family business since 1991. He acquired extensive experience in a variety of distribution and production positions with the company during that time, including Route Manager, District Manager, Production Manager, and most recently served for 4 years as Plant Manager. He became the EVP in 2007, and added CEO to his resume in 2011.

Shane Drolet

Phone: 800.582.7209

Steve Marcq, Director of Business Development

Steve Marcq has worked for General Linen Service for over 25 years, starting as production manager and learning the business from the ground up. Steve then became a District Service Manager in the Manchester service center, and played a key role in more than doubling the customer base over the next 6 years, and eventually was promoted to Service Manager and then Sales Manager for the company. Steve is currently the Director of Business Development, and works closely with the sales team to secure new strategic and corporate multi-site account business, as well as serving as the corporate POC (point of contact) for many existing accounts.

Steve Marcq
Director of Business Development
Phone: 800.582.7209 ext. 266
Cell: 603-834-2629

John Carnevale, Regional Sales Manager

John was hired as Sales Manager in December 2011. Since that time the sales team has responded with double digit growth. John started in the Industry 17 years ago as a Service Driver for Cintas. John quickly moved up the ranks to become the top Service Driver in the region. John was promoted to Sales Representative in January of 2001. After earning three President’s Clubs awards as a sales rep John was promoted to Sales Manager. As Sales Manager John earned two more President’s Clubs while twice being named “Sales Manager of the Year”. In 2008 John accepted a Sales Manager Position at the Unifirst Corporation. While at Unifirst John’s success continued, consistently being near the top of the sales manager rankings. John‘s motto has always been “If you’re not Growing…..You’re Dying” John has three children and is an avid poker player.

John Carnevale
Regional Sales Manager

Phone: 800.582.7209 ext. 210

Cell: 603-969-4842

Rosemary Gelinas, Corporate Human Resources Manager

“Rosemary joined the General Linen family in December of 2012, bringing over 20 years of Human Resource and Safety management experience to the organization, including most recently 12 years in the textile industry. Rosemary holds a BS in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resources, and lives in the seacoast area of New Hampshire with her spouse of 20+ years and their two dogs Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Her passions include positioning the company for continued growth by developing and administering HR programs and policies in the areas of employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety, performance and staffing levels. In her spare time, she enjoys playing in the dirt, in her many gardens in the warmer weather and crocheting many projects at once during the colder seasons.”.

Rosemary Gelinas
Corporate Human Resources Manager
Phone: 800.582.7209 ext. 218

Kevin Vesey, Regional Service Manager North

Kevin has been with GLS for almost 8 years. He is a warm and friendly experienced manager from the Pest Control and Micro Tool industry. Customer commitment and customer relations are proud strengths that Kevin brings to General Linen Service. Kevin started as a Route Manager, was promoted to District Manager and and Branch Manager, and was recently promoted to Regional Service Manager, in charge of the Westbrook ME, Somersworth and Manchester NH service teams. Kevin is married and they will be celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary this year. Together they have two sons. In addition, he is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys fishing, hiking and cooking. Kevin’s hobby is sports collectibles focused on Boston teams, consisting of vintage cards and magazines.

Kevin Vesey
Regional Service Manager North 
Phone: 800.582.7209 ext. 315
Cell: 603-969-4859

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