BEACON FALLS, Conn. – Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. has fortified two important positions with the recent hiring of Mike Borgos and Chris Prashad. An industry veteran with almost 20 years of experience, Borgos is the Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast territory and Prashad is the Manager of Project Engineering.
Reporting to Lavatec VP of Sales, Keith Ware, Mike Borgos oversees sales activities in 13 states from Maine to Virginia and is well prepared for the position. After working for several companies in the Southeast U.S, including two stints with National Linen Service, he spent almost 10 years with AmeriPride Services, Inc. in New England and successfully served in Group Sales Manager, General Manager and District (Regional) Manager capacities. Most recently, Borgos was Vice President of Linen Operations at Swisher Hygiene, Inc.
“Lavatec is an excellent opportunity to provide realistic solutions to the laundry operator. My experience as an operator enables me to clearly identify challenges our customers face on a daily basis,” Borgos said. “There isn’t a better brand on the market. Knowing the competition as I do, I can assure people Lavatec provides the right solution for operators. One key benefit we have over the competition is the simplicity built into the functional operation of our machines. When you combine simplicity with the quality of manufacturing, it adds up to long term intrinsic value.”
As Manager of Project Engineering, Chris Prashad is in charge of many projects and assists other departments with various drawings and documentation work. A 2011 graduate of Binghamton University in New York with a Mechanical Engineering degree, he most recently was a lead engineer at SP Industries, Inc. where he was involved in all phases of the product development cycle.
Reporting to Lavatec President Mark Thrasher and located at corporate headquarters, Prashad said the opportunity to join a reputable company making high quality equipment was too good to pass up. “Lavatec is a growing company and I was very impressed with the people I met during the interview process, including Mark Thrasher and Keith Ware. I have some immediate short term goals but long term, I want to adopt processes that will help streamline projects which in turn will help maintain schedules and reduce costs,” said Prashad, who is affiliated with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers and Engineers Without Borders.