Dutch mover Voerman International has announced the death of Steve Lewis on August 30. He was 56 years old.
A company statement said: ‘It is with great sadness and disbelief that we must inform you of our dear colleague, business partner and friend Steve Lewis, who yesterday suddenly passed away.
‘Steve joined the Voerman Group in 2015 after a long career in the international moving industry working for some of the leading global companies. Throughout his career at Voerman, he managed strategic clients, trained the team, and mentored young talent. He set up the Voerman presence in Asia with Asian Mobility Services and was working to grow the talent in the area as well.
‘Thinking back with great memories of Steve, we will remember how committed he was to the industry, his sense of humour, his warm personality, and the way he could tell stories. His loss leaves a tremendous void, and he would want us live life in the spirit that he lived life.
‘Our thoughts are with his sisters, his family members and all his many friends around the world.’
Steve was also an active member of FIDI and a trainer for the FIDI Academy.
FIDI Secretary General Jesse van Sas said: ‘Steve was larger than life. A real personality in our industry and a long-time friend. Many memories cross my mind, from hilarious drinking games, co-training a FIDI EiM seminar in Miami, working together on RFP responses, to his performance on the FIDI stage in Cannes – we all sang along to “We’re Still Standing”, and danced the moves he taught us. Steve no longer is, and that is devastating.
‘On behalf of the FIDI Board, the full FIDI Academy trainers team, the FIDI staff, we offer our most heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues.’