About MILD

Michigan Institute of Laundering and Dry Cleaning (MILD) – mission is to establish and maintain excellence and uniformity in commercial Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services usages in accordance with which the public interest shall be fully protected (and appreciate) and the prosperity of the trade. MILD serves its members as business owners bringing them education, business services, marketing programs, and advocacy in the State of Michigan.

As the “Voice for the laundering and drycleaning industry” since 1913, MILD is a state trade association representing hundreds of retailers operating in Michigan. Our members include independent drycleaners, laundry services, coin operated laundry mats as well as suppliers to the industry. Membership also includes commercial janitorial, carpet cleaning and disaster recovery cleaning companies.

2123 University Park Drive, Suite 100
Okemos, MI 48864

Phone: 877-390-6453
Fax: 517-708-7250
Email: mbatora@mildmi.org

2017-18 MILD Board (Executive Committee)


Jon Conant

Master Dry Cleaners

Vice President / President Elect

Robert Marks

Ruthy's Drycleaners


Stathi Afendoulis

Afendoulis Cleaners


John Splitt

Gold Bond Cleaners

Chairman of the Board

David Barlow

Jan's Professional Cleaners

Past President

Ann Chaffee

Maurer's Sanitary Cleaners

2017-18 MILD Board (Directors)

Jeff Bradford

Bradford Cleaners

David Clark

Wash King

Andy Curtis

Curtis Cleaners

Gary Dallas

Holiday Cleaners

Sam Dubin

Dubin Cleaners & Laundry

Steve Fry

Presidential Cleaners

Allied Trade Directors

Scott Clark

A & B Equipment

Larry Taffel

E.J. Thomas Co.

Executive Director

Michelle Batora

Past Presidents

1915 Henry S. Schafer
1916 Edward Otte
1917 A.J. Bishop
1918 William Spink
1920 Joseph Durand
1921 Alex Imlay
1922 A. LeBlanc
1923 Henry S. Schafer
1924 Fred Howard
1928 J. Roy Ridley
1930 Joe LaMeasure
1931 Frank J. Ryan
1934 Otis Pringle
1938 Edward Cobo
1939 Francis Stebbins
1941 James Hercik
1942 Art Greene
1944 Norman Grein
1948 John Miedema
1950 Frank Pingatore
1952 Edward L. Messenger
1954 Loraine Bancroft
1956 John P. Otte Jr.
1958 Dana G. Ates
1960 E.W. Bill Reisig
1961 Clarence DeLine
1962 C. Fred Anderson
1964 Eugene R. Knight
1965 Edward J. Meier
1966 Anthony H. Massop
1967 Perry Pingatore
1968 Henry T. Smith
1969 John D. Fetters
1970 Forrest D. Winzeler
1971 Clayton T. Dupuis
1972 Leslie H. Cole
1973 Conrad L. Roth
1975 John C. Callahan
1976 Louis J. Kobus
1977 Donald E. Welch
1978 Leo J. Ciaramitaro
1979 Harry L. Greene
1980 Walter L. Rewold
1981 Joseph R. Maurer
1981 Sadie Shelton
1982 Dale Chesser
1983 Joseph E. Bolduc
1984 John A. Baribeau
1985 E.L. "Bud" Forbes
1986 Raymond Cole
1987 John Ibershof
1988 William Matthews
1989 Gerald Dupuis
1990 Henry Soupal
1991 Leon Puzevic
1992 Irwin Stoner
1993 John Winterburn
1994 Phylis Winkley
1995 Glenn Miller
1996 Robert Rewold
1999 Dave Matthews
2000 Jan Caon Barlow
2001 Greg Watkins
2002 Dennis Conant
2003 Rick Fitzpatrick
2004 Dave Dupuis
2005 Jeff Fetters
2006 Julie Plassman
2007-2009 Steve Fry
2009-2011 Kevin Smith
2011-2013 Ann Chaffee
2013-2015 Jeffrey Bradford
2015-2017 David Barlow
2017-2019 Jon Conant

2018 Board Meetings

Friday, January 12, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Friday, May 18, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

AMR Office
2123 University Park Drive, Okemos

Friday, July 20, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Boyne Highlands Resort
Harbor Springs

Followed by Welcome Reception, Friday Night
Summer Convention 8:30-12:00, Saturday Morning
Golf Outing, Saturday Afternoon
Dinner Reception, Saturday Night

Friday, October 19, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location to be announced

MILD By-Laws

Download a copy of the MILD By-Laws here.

Whistleblower Policy

Michigan Institute of Laundering & Drycleaning Association Whistleblower Policy, Adopted 10/26/2012

This Whistleblower Policy of the Michigan Institute of Laundering & Drycleaning Association: (1) encourages board members, staff, volunteers to come forward with credible information on illegal practices or serious violations of adopted policies of the Association; (2) specifies that the Association will protect the person from retaliation; and (3) identifies where such information can be reported. The Association encourages complaints, reports or inquiries about illegal practices or serious violations of the Association’s policies, including illegal or improper conduct by the Association itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf. Appropriate subjects to raise under this policy would include financial improprieties, accounting or audit matters, ethical violations, or other similar illegal or improper practices or policies. Other subjects on which the Association has existing complaint mechanisms should be addressed under those mechanisms, such as raising matters of alleged discrimination or harassment via the Association’s human resources channels, unless those channels are themselves implicated in the wrongdoing. This policy is not intended to provide a means of appeal from outcomes in those other mechanisms. Click here to see the test of the full policy.

To report information please submit by fax to 517-708-7250 or mail to MILD, Attn: President, 2123 University Park Drive, Suite 100, Okemos, MI 48864.