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HVAC/R Tools Leader NAVAC Hires Thomas Boelens as Central Region Sales Manager

Seasoned professional brings over 25 years of sales, merchandising and retail experience to HVAC/R tools leader

Lyndhurst, NJ – NAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, charging machines, recovery units and industry-specific items, has hired HVAC sector veteran Thomas Boelens as its newest Sales Manager for the Central Region, which includes the entire Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. 

Mr. Boelens comes to NAVAC with more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Most recently, he spent seven years as the Central Regional Sales Manager at Panasonic. He also has held executive roles at Honeywell, Robertshaw and Invensys Controls, with a focus on aftermarket distribution and small OEM sales. 

Mr. Boelens’ professional background also includes retail and merchandising positions with Walmart, Acosta and Anderson Merchandisers. For NAVAC, this experience makes him especially valuable for working with distributors that are particularly proactive with marketing and promotional strategies. 

Prior to beginning his impressive career, Mr. Boelens served six years in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman.

“Thomas brings a proven track record of successful sales and relationship building in the HVAC sector,” said Luis Ochoa, Director of Sales, Northern Division for NAVAC. “His merchandising background, retail experience and professional accreditations will make him even more effective in his new role, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the NAVAC team.”

Mr. Boelens earned a B.S. in Marketing from Illinois State University. Among other professional education distinctions, he gained accreditation as a Certified Purchasing Manager from DePaul University, as well as a certificate in Energy Management from the Association of Energy Engineers. 

NAVAC is a global manufacturer that has dedicated over 20 years to the R&D and manufacturing of industrial vacuum solutions and HVAC/R tools. NAVAC draws upon its commitment to technical innovation, strong customer service and robust R&D allocation to deliver solutions offering unsurpassed efficiency, accuracy and ease of use.  

Comprising a full lineup of tools, gauges, detectors, charger and vacuum pumps, among other solutions, NAVAC’s product portfolio is designed with one overarching concept in mind: user-friendliness. The company seeks to meet a need for simpler, lighter, faster solutions that expedite service without sacrificing accuracy. For more information, www.navacglobal.com.

Last modified: July 6, 2022