Linda L Haberstroh
Phoenix Textile Corporation
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Industry: Healthcare Sales and Distribution of Linen, Uniforms and Interior Design Products and Services
The height of the COVID pandemic is mostly in the past, it seems, but the lessons are still fresh for Phoenix Textile Corporation President Linda L. Haberstroh.
“We were provided exemptions as essential workers immediately, and I am proud to say that we did not miss a single day of shipping or service through the next two years,” she said. “Our team was diligent with all recommended health precautions, and in the early days, our executive leadership team took shifts in extraordinary cleaning throughout our facilities. Our supply chain team worked extraordinary hours with global manufacturing partners during the U.S. nighttime hours and with our sales professionals supporting healthcare organizations throughout the country during the day.
“In retrospect, it made our team much stronger to have served healthcare during the pandemic together, and the choices it required me to make informed the leader I am today.”
Phoenix Textile is a supplier to the healthcare industry. Its core product lines are linen, apparel and healthcare interiors. “In an industry where cost is often a substitute for quality, Phoenix Textile Corporation makes no compromises,” the company said. “We offer unquestionable quality at competitive prices — without making false claims. In short, we stand behind our products.”
“We are relatively small compared to competitors such as Medline, yet we provide value to healthcare providers nationwide because of our team at Phoenix Textile Corporation. PTCers routinely go above and beyond to care for each customer, each supplier partner and our fellow team members,” Haberstroh said.
Haberstroh earned her BS in economics and French from William Jewell College in Kansas City, where she studied her junior year through William Jewell’s Oxbridge program in Oxford, England. At age 50, she earned her EMBA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received the C. William Emory Executive MBA Award in 2010. She was also awarded the Athena Leadership Award in 2010, was named by the St. Louis Business Journal as a Most Influential Business Woman in 2016, and was recognized as Beyond the Best by Streetscape Magazine in 2017.
Haberstroh serves on the boards of Missouri Baptist Medical Center, the Barnes Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Foundation Board, and the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board and is a member of St. Louis Forum. She is past president of the EDC of St. Charles County, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, the Children’s and Community Resource Board and the Community Assistance Board of St. Charles County. Haberstroh and her husband, Bart, are active volunteers in their local church and with Pedal the Cause.
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