LAVATEC Mourns Loss of Erik de Vuyst


Erik de Vuyst, LAVATEC’s Senior Field Service Engineer and a valued company employee since 1993, passed away on May 27 after a long illness. He would have turned 72 the next day.

“Erik was a truly special man. He was kind, funny and such a joy to be around,” recalled Mark Thrasher, President of Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. “He was the hardest working man I have ever met and he would go out of the way to help anybody. Erik’s dedication to his job and LAVATEC was second to none. He will be missed by everyone here and his wife, Nyesha, whom he was married to for 17 years.”

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, funeral arrangements are not possible at this time. His family does plan to hold a memorial event in the future.