Airxcel Names Kauffman ‘VP, RV OEM Sales’
The supplier reported in a press release that Kauffman will direct the sales of Coleman-Mach RV air conditioners, Maxxair RV ventilation solutions and Suburban RV heating, water heating and cooking appliances to its OEM customers.
Kauffman assumes responsibility for RV OEM Sales from Pierre Briglio who announced his intention to retire, effective Dec. 31.
“Pierre joined the company as a regional sales manager and worked his way into vice president of sales and marketing for the RV Group of Airxcel,” said Greg Guinn, president of Airxcel’s RV products division. “Under Pierre’s direction, our sales efforts have been successful in growing the Coleman-Mach, Suburban, and Maxxair brands to the position of market leaders. Pierre’s retirement provides the opportunity to divide his duties into three positions with focused responsibilities; RV OEM sales, marketing and aftermarket sales, and international sales.”
Kauffmann joined Airxcel in 2001 as an RV OEM sales representative. He has also managed sales and marketing for Suburban’s Applied Products line, and worked most recently as regional sales manager in the Elkhart, Ind., market.
“Trent’s OEM sales experience, dedication to serving the customer, and product knowledge make him the perfect candidate to lead the OEM sales organization,” said Art Klee, president of Airxcel’s Suburban Division. “We congratulate him on his promotion.”