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Andrew Kratky

Emerald Textiles, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private investment firms Pacific Avenue Capital Partners, LLC and Highland Avenue Funds, LLC announced that Andrew Kratky has joined the executive management team and was appointed President of California, according to a news release.

“We are excited to have Andy join the Emerald team.  Andy has a proven track record of success and has established deep relationships in the healthcare services industry”, said Chris Sznewajs, Chairmen of the Board of Directors of Emerald Textiles and Managing Partner & Founder of Pacific Avenue Capital Partners.  “We believe Andy’s strong business sense and collaborative approach make him the ideal candidate to capitalize on opportunities to bolster both Emerald’s operations and customer relationships.”

Prior to Emerald, Kratky served as the Chief Revenue Officer for Angelica, a national provider of healthcare linen and medical laundry services, where he presided overall sales, marketing, and business development activity.  Prior to taking on the CRO role, Mr. Kratky served as Senior Vice President of Procurement & Supply Chain at Angelica. Before joining Angelica, Mr. Kratky held various senior positions in sales, marketing, and supply chain at UCI International and Navistar, Inc.

“I am very excited to join Emerald Textiles.  The ownership group and management team at Emerald has shown an incredible commitment to their employees and to providing best in class service to their customers,” said Kratky.  “With new facilities, new equipment, and an outstanding team, Emerald is well-positioned in the market.  The continued focus on growth opportunities both organically and through M&A acquisitions will further enhance that position.  It is my pleasure to join this exceptional management team and continue scaling the organization.”