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Cox Rejoins Industry as LAVATEC Regional Sales Manager

Spent five years developing, sharpening sales skills

BEACON FALLS, Conn. — Five years after leaving the laundry industry to develop and sharpen his sales skills, Patrick Cox is back as a regional sales manager for LAVATEC, the laundry equipment manufacturer reports. 

Responsible for the Southeast region of the United States, he is based in the New Orleans area and reports to company President Mark Thrasher.

Cox has 10 years of sales and engineering experience. He earned a geological engineering degree from the University of Mississippi and worked in that industry before joining Pellerin Laundry Machinery Sales Co. as a project manager in 2016. 

After five successful years at Louisiana CAT®, Cox was ready for a new challenge.

“When I left the laundry industry in 2018, I always knew I would be back,” he says. “I needed to gain more sales experience to get where I wanted to go. At Pellerin, I paid close attention to what worked well and applied those qualities to my recent success.”

Knowing that finding a lucrative sales position in the laundry industry is no small task, Cox began researching companies and narrowed it down to a handful. 

“LAVATEC stood out to me after speaking to some prior colleagues,” he says. “I contacted Mr. Thrasher and luckily for me, he was looking for a sales rep. 

“The position and sales area he offered is what intrigued me. My family and I like where we live, but the biggest selling point was how the company operates. It’s like one big family and everyone works well together.

“For 2024, my goal is to meet as many clients as possible and partner with them to help achieve their goals. I take customer satisfaction very seriously.”

Cox and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for nine years and are the parents of three children. 

While free time is devoted to his kids’ sports and enjoying new family activities, he will occasionally go deer hunting or play golf. A huge Ole Miss football fan, Cox rooted for his alma mater when the 11th-ranked Rebels met Penn State in the Peach Bowl on Dec 30.

Cox Rejoins Industry as LAVATEC Regional Sales Manager

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