COLOUMBO, Sri Lanka (KKTV) - Education company, Pearson, confirms employee Dieter Kowalski died in the bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
A Facebook page that appears to be Kowalski's shows he lives in Denver.
"And the fun begins. Love these work trips. 24 hours of flying. See you soon Sri Lanka!" his last Facebook post said.
According to a LinkedIn post by the company's CEO, Kowalski was in Sri Lanka to help Pearson's engineering teams troubleshoot some challenges.
CEO, John Fallon, says Kowalski had just arrived at his hotel, where many Pearson employees have stayed over the years, when the bomb went off.
Fallon said this about Dieter:
"Colleagues who knew Dieter well talk about how much fun he was to be around, how big-hearted and full-spirited he was. They tell of a man to whom we could give our ugliest and most challenging of engineering problems, knowing full well that he would jump straight in and help us figure it out. Dieter, they tell me, was never happier than cheer-leading for our customers and our company and inspiring people in the best way he knew how – by helping them to fix things and doing it with joy, happiness and grace. He was a man who took great pride in the purpose of our company – helping our students progress in their studies and their lives mattered to him."
Pearson has offices around the world.