Andrew Vaughan (Andy) Balash of Detroit, MI-based Vaughan Industries passed away May 10, 2014 at age 47. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Remembering him, friends and business associates recall his passion for creating car wash equipment, recognizing him as an innovator and a consummate professional.

Vaughan Industries, a privately held family business, has evolved from a detergent and wax distributor in the mid-70s to an equipment manufacturer today able to provide a turnkey 200-foot wash tunnel.

Andy Balash is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Nancy Balash; his sister, Katherine; his partner, Donna Farmer; his former spouse, Leslie Balash; and his children, Sara and Matthew.