Contact: Bob Wolff
The Drucker Group

Jim Stiles joins Lavatec Laundry Technology as Regional Sales Manager

Beacon Falls, CT – August 1, 2013 – Jim Stiles, a commercial laundry professional who has worked in various sales positions on the equipment side of the business since 1985, has joined Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc. (LLT) as a regional sales manager. He will manage the southern regional office in Huntsville, Alabama, where he has been based since 1997.

Tom Washbrook, LLT Vice President of Operations, says Stiles’ experience and reputation for working with customers to provide solutions makes him the ideal choice for the job.

“Jim has enjoyed success throughout his career. He has a knack for identifying with customers and finding the right fit for each and every commercial laundry operation. Jim understands the new direction our company is taking in developing products with benefits that elevate productivity and profitability for our customers. I expect him to be a good addition to our team.”

Stiles said LLT's positioning in the marketplace influenced his decision to work for the company.

“Lavatec Laundry Technology offers energy-efficient, quality manufactured sturdy equipment, and they have an expanding presence in our industry. With the variety of new equipment they introduced recently at the Clean Show, LLT virtually has a solution for every laundry situation,” remarked Stiles.

“I’ve known (President) Mark Thrasher and Tom Washbrook for a long time, and they have an outstanding team of high quality people working for them. Working around big equipment is what I love to do, so I’m looking forward to selling award-winning items like the TT Ecodry 745G dryer, their world-known tunnel systems, and other high performance, time-saving machines.”

Contact Jim via email at or call him at (256) 679-4755.

Jim Stiles

About Lavatec Laundry Technology, Inc.
Delivering dependable commercial laundry equipment engineered for higher returns throughout their lifecycles has been the Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT) mantra for nearly three decades. Some Lavatec-manufactured equipment has been on the job for more than a Quarter Century. A rarity among manufacturers of continuous tunnel washers, Lavatec LT offers center transfer, bottom transfer and double-drum construction options, plus a full range of readily integrated, end-to-end laundry system components: washer extractors, extraction presses, centrifuges, dryers, conveyor systems, pickers, feeders, ironers and folders. Simple design, durable construction, user-friendly operation and low maintenance are hallmarks of Lavatec LT machines. A global leader with equipment in laundry operations throughout Europe, the Far East, South and North America, in the United States alone, over 6,000 Lavatec Laundry Technology machines are in place. For additional information, visit