The Maintex leadership team has developed a successful, high performance company culture that fosters continuous improvement based on training, collaborative problem solving and high-touch customer service.
Chief Executive Officer
CEO Stu Silverman, son of Maintex founder Ralph Silverman, has worked full time for Maintex since earning his JD in 1976 at Southwestern University School of Law. As CEO, he is responsible for administration and day-to-day operations of the fast-growing company. An expert thought leader, Stu has guided the company through a period of rapid growth, and has implemented many new systems to advance Maintex. Among other innovations, he has invested in the most advanced cleaning technologies and equipment, shaping a high-performance workforce that has access to the best tools in the industry.
Stu continues to build the company’s revenues and its outstanding reputation as an industry leader, and is developing a long-term strategic plan for Maintex that will implement further improvements to the organization. A cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Stu also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has served as a longtime board member of Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana.
Linda Silverman, daughter of Maintex founder Ralph Silverman, grew up working at the company during summer vacations and is familiar with the company’s many operations. She officially joined the family owned business in 1978 as a salesperson. Soon thereafter, Linda was very successful in getting large new accounts by making professional presentations that set new standards for the company and in the industry. Linda’s technical expertise and customer service approach quickly made Maintex the go-to source for cleaning supplies for major customers throughout the region. She and her brother continue to deepen the firm’s partner relationships with vendors, suppliers and trade groups while expanding the company’s product lines and markets segments.
Today, Linda is known nationally as a pioneer in the cleaning industry. With a notable gift for sales and marketing as well as an understanding of effective management, Linda has been instrumental in establishing a culture of service, stability and longevity in the Maintex sales force.
Named President of Maintex in 2010, Linda continues to be active and engaged in a number of leading professional associations and is dedicated to opening doors for women in the industry. Her leadership position in the industry includes serving as the second female President and International Director of ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, served two terms as Secretary of the ISSA Foundation, is a past Chair of the ISSA Quality Standards Committee, and is a current board and founding member of the Hygieia Network for the advancement of women in the cleaning industry. She is also a recipient of the Jack Ramaley Award. Linda earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.