Patrick R. Garcia - President

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Patrick Garcia began working at Division Laundry & Cleaners, his father's business, when he was 13 years old, helping out during school breaks. In 1972, after graduating from Texas Military Institute (TMI), he went to work for the company as an office clerk, handling cash sales from military bases, preparing deposits, petty cash and the mail. Two years later, he was processing payroll for Division's 250 employees.

During the time when Division surpassed the 10-million pound milestone in linen processing, Garcia progressed to sales and marketing, later general manager and contract administrator. He took the reins as president/general manager in 2010.

Garcia is a 1976 graduate of St. Mary's University (BA, economics), and also holds a master's degree in economics, earned in 1978. He is a graduate of the International Fabricare Institute in Silver Spring, Md., and has served on various industry-related boards, both locally and nationally. Garcia gives his time to organizations that support small business development in San Antonio and community environmental conservation groups. He received the 2006 President's Award from the San Antonio Manufacturer's Association, and has been recognized by the San Antonio Water System.

Garcia is currently serving as a member of the St. Mary's University Alumni Association board.