Eddie graduated in 1988 from LSU with a degree in Business Marketing and Management.
After years of working the Restaurant and Food Industry he joined Cintas in the Healthcare Division called Kean’s Healthcare Linen Service in Baton Rouge.
He moved up the ranks to General Manager, then in 1999 Cintas sold the division to National Linen Services. There he accepted General Manager position with National Linen in New Orleans, LA with the hopes of rebuilding the success and high customer satisfaction he had learned achieved at Cintas-Kean’s.
But after a few short months, he realized it was impossible to change a corporate philosophy and standards that had been established for years at National Linen. He and John Landry spent the next few months laying the groundwork and began Westport Linen Services.
After years of growing the business, from one small plant now with three large production plants, Westport Linen Services has become a regional leader and the largest Independent Owned Healthcare Laundry in Louisiana.
Today, Westport Linen produces over 1,000,000+ pounds of healthcare linen per week with just over 400+ employees. With duplicated production plants and fleets, they are poised for continued growth to serve the healthcare customers in a four-state region.
He is an active member or participates in the following organizations:
HOSLIN/NMB – Hospital National Linen Association / National Management Board
TRSA – Textile Rental Services Association of America
Medtegrity – Equity Partner – A Nationwide Medical Laundry Network Company
ALM – National Association of Linen Management
ARTA – American Reusable Textiles of America (ARTA)
BR Chamber of Commerce – Member
Eddie has recently led Westport Linen into the Economic Gardening and other Louisiana Economic Development programs designed create growth within the State of Louisiana.
Eddie is married to Renee Lefeaux. They have four children. Together they enjoy remodeling residential properties and spending time with the family at the Beach.