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Southwick Joins LAVATEC’s Engineering Team

Industry experience spans 30 years in sales, design planning, project management

BEACON FALLS, Conn. — Laundry equipment manufacturer LAVATEC, based here, reports that Thad Southwick has joined the company as an application and support engineer. 

A commercial laundry industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, he is based in Cincinnati and reports to President Mark Thrasher.

Since getting his start in the business with G.A. Braun in 1989, Southwick has served in several capacities involving sales, facility design planning and project management. 

After a 17-year run at Ellis Corporation USA where he was the director of sales for the North-Central region for 15 years, he moved on to VEGA Systems USA. 

He was a project manager at the laundry systems manufacturer for five years and was the point contact for customers before joining LAVATEC.

“I’m excited to be part of LAVATEC. It’s a company that continues to make great strides in the industry,” says Southwick. “Throughout my career, I have found great satisfaction by collaborating with customers to help them reach their goals. For me, the most important accomplishment is to exceed a customer’s expectations. 

“My focus now is on delivering efficient results with our equipment line by continuing to help customers old and new grow their businesses. I’m proud to be joining LAVATEC and be a part of the success Mark Thrasher and his team have built.” 

Outside of work, Southwick maintains a busy schedule. He enjoys spending time with his family and writing music. 

He plays the piano and has performed with a smooth jazz and R&B band in the Tri-State area, with gigs in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Southwick Joins LAVATEC’s Engineering Team

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