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Shaw Joins LAVATEC Executive Team

Industry veteran brings 40 years’ experience to VP, national accounts role

BEACON FALLS, Conn. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer LAVATEC Laundry Technology Inc. reports that Jim Shaw has joined its executive team as vice president and national accounts sales manager. 

He is based in Cincinnati and reports to President Mark Thrasher.

LAVATEC says that Shaw has been successful during his 40 years in the industry. In the last 10 years as the president of VEGA Systems USA, he expanded the equipment roster and was involved in the redesign and expansion of product lines to address market needs. 

This followed a 21-year run as senior vice president at Ellis Corp. USA, where he worked closely with the engineering, sales, parts and service departments to expand the product lines and sales support. He plans a similar mission at LAVATEC.

“Mark Thrasher has successfully built LAVATEC Laundry Technology in the United States, and it is an organization with a great reputation,” Shaw says. 

“It is well established with solid equipment, automated technology and a highly responsive support network. I appreciate being a part of LAVATEC."

Shaw and his wife, Aljeanne, have been married for 44 years. They have four adult children and four grandchildren who keep them busy during their free time.

Shaw Joins LAVATEC Executive Team

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