Meet Our Team

Josh Landry

CO OWNER

Josh is a lifelong resident of Baton rouge and a Graduate of both University high School and L.S.U. He began his career in Banking and auto finance. He came aboard with Westport in 2011 as the company was experiencing exponential growth. Josh now serves as the C.O.O and Co-owner of Westport. Josh enjoys all things sports and outdoors and any chance he gets to spend time  with his wife and three children.

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John Landry

CO OWNER

John is co-owner of Westport Linen. He began his industrial laundry career in 1982 with Red Stick Linen. Starting in uniform and restaurant sales he was asked to enter the management trainee program. Gaining experience in production and route management. In 1984 John moved to Baton Rouge to work for Kean’s Healthcare Linen a subsidiary of Red Stick and managed by Amiss Kean one of the owners. In 1989 John was promoted to the Plant manager’s position. Red Stick Linen was acquired by Cintas in 1994. Operating as Kean’s Healthcare Linen /a Cintas company. Kean’s became a dominant player in the Louisiana and Mississippi markets. In 1999 Kean’s was acquired by National Linen Service. John moved to New Orleans to manage the plant there. John soon realized that the culture established at Kean’s in regard to customer service and reliability was not present at the New Orleans operation. Baton Rouge customers starting looking for other vendors. John resigned his position at National with the idea of building a small laundry in Baton Rouge to serve hospitals that were long time customers of keans.
Westport Linen became a reality in 2000. Starting with two customers the operation steadily grew into the largest privately-owned healthcare laundry in Louisiana and Mississippi. John attributes the company’s success to a dedicated team and an unyielding commitment to customer service. John and Suzanne have been married 47 years and have three children and 9 grandchildren.

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Eddie Lefeaux

CO OWNER

Coming soon.

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Hunter Jones

Baton Rouge General Manager

Hunter is the G.M. for the Baton Rouge plant.  Married to his wife Susan for 27 years and father of three (Sarah, Jeffrey, and Gracie), he has lived in Baton Rouge for over 30 years. In 2012, with twenty-five years of technical experience, Hunter was brought in to help increase the Baton Rouge plant’s productivity and efficiency. He has served for WPL as Chief Engineer, Logistics Manager, and Safety Manager. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Information Systems from Louisiana State University.

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Jimmy Capritto

General Manager

Management career spanning 35 years in fast paced manufacturing , production, and distribution environments. Grew up on a family farm near St. Martinville, La,  and is a graduate of St Martinville Senior High. Began at Fruit of the Loom-Martin Mills loading trucks . Promoted into various management positions and at 24,  opened the companies first expansion,  Fruit of the Loom -Port Barre as Plant Manager. Later was transferred to the  2200 employee Jeanerette, La. facility as General Manager to fix production and labor issues. Two years later accepted the position to manage the companies Flag Ship Plant, returning to St. Martinville as the General Manager .This vertically integrated plant,  knitted, bleached, dyed, cut, sewed, packaged, retailed, kitted, and supplied raw material to all Louisiana plants and over 30 offshore operations with a staff of 3300 employees and 175 managers. It was also the largest Distribution point for the company. After 17 years  joined Jockey International as General Manager,  fixing production issues at their Mount Sterling Kentucky Plant. In 1999, was recruited by Walmart Distribution and spent 17 years as an Operations Manager  for the new Door Per Store Opelousas Distribution Center. To broaden experiences, also spent two years as an Assistant Store Manager at Walmart Stores. The key to all successes has been to recruit, develop, and transform a team of successful individuals to achieve company and customer goals, delivering a quality product on time. In 2018, was fortunate enough to join the Westport Linen Services team in Scott Louisiana as the General Manager of the newest facility. Married to wife Deana, for 37 years, has 4 daughters and 3 Grandchildren. Life long member of St. Martin Detours Catholic Church. Still lives on  the family farm and cherishes the strong ties the growing family maintains. Enjoys raising cattle, Hunting with his Brittany Spaniel ” Jolie” , and staying Physically fit.

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Paul Spitzer

New Orleans General Manager

Paul is originally from Michigan where he was previously employed in the automotive industry. Prior to coming to Westport, Paul was the Operations Manager at one of the nation’s largest blow molding packaging companies in the U.S. He has 22 years of experience in manufacturing with a focus on Operations, LEAN Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Toyota Production Systems, and problem solving. Paul currently resides in New Orleans with his Fiancé.

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Earl Jackson

Customer Service Manager

Earl is the Customer Service Manager for Westport.  His responsibilities include supervising
Customer Service Representatives, coordinating visits with customer to help manage their linen
usage, educate their teams and reduce linen losses. Prior to joining The Westport Family, Earl
was employed as a manager for Facilities Services at LSU. 

During his career, Earl excelled in an array of management positions.   He began his career in
the hospitality industry working in management for several five-star hotels.  Jackson later
moved his sights to the banking industry where he worked for JPMorgan Chase as a Vice-
President and Branch Manager; during that time, he was recognized nationally as one of the
top bankers in the region.

Earl also served in the United States Army where he attained the rank of sergeant.  He received
diplomas for completing Quartermaster school, the Primary Leadership Development course
and Airborne training.  He also received honors such as the Army Commendation medal, two
Army achievement medals, a Good Conduct Medal and received an Honorable Discharge.  After
completing active duty, he continued to serve in the Army National Guard. 

Jackson attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, graduating with a B.S. in
Management. Earl spends his free time at soccer events with his wife of 22 years, Cathleen and
their two children.

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Hailey Stevenson

Lafayette Customer Service Rep.

Coming soon.

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Will Allen

New Orleans/Mississippi Customer Service Rep.

Wilhelm “Wil” Allen is Customer Service Representative of Westport Linen. He leads the company’s expanding West Division portfolio of initiatives including Linen Awareness and customer relations. With over 20 years of healthcare experience he helps the Westport business and our customers identify high-performance models of operating their linen programs, in order to facilitate linen awareness throughout the healthcare network. Wil has bridged a partnership with customers in order to validate their impact on quality and cost. Wil attended Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College where he studied Political Science and Music. He is married to Pam and they have four children, Cheris, Devin, Wil Jr. and Preston.

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Vitoria Moss

East Texas Rep.

Coming soon.

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Sara Landry

Sales Manager

Coming soon.

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Jennifer Elsensohn

Controller

New Orleans, La native. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – University of New Orleans. 25 years of Healthcare Laundry Administrative experience. A member of the Westport Linen Services, LLC team since the acquisition of its New Orleans East facility in February 2018. Currently serving as Controller of Westport Linen Services, LLC while General Manager of the New Orleans East location.

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