To help grow recreational vehicle OEM strategic partnerships, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc., a leading supplier of hydronic heating systems for RVs, appointed Mark Davis as OEM account manager.
According to a press release, Davis will be responsible for working with recreational vehicle coach and towables manufacturers on integrating the Aqua-Hot family of hydronic heating systems and accessory products into their coach models. Davis reports directly to Aqua-Hot Director of Sales and Marketing Harold Ogden.
“Mark is skilled at working with consumers in the RV marketplace, translating their needs into product concepts and then integrating these products seamlessly into the RV OEM’s products. With a manufacturing background, he is particularly attuned to the design-in, manufacturability and line flow challenges OEMs face,” said Ogden. “With his end-user knowledge, he will also train OEM dealer networks on why owners place such extremely high value on an Aqua-Hot equipped RV.”
Davis logged more than 12 years working in the RV channel in field sales, marketing and business development. Most recently, he served as marketing manager with Carefree of Colorado, as well as sales manager for the Powerwinch product line. He was responsible for all domestic and international sales, product development and introductions, as well as technical, operational and production specification support to RV and marine customers.
Expanding its marketing team to better align the organization for future growth, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc. announced the appointment of Kim Whitaker as marketing coordinator. Frederick, Colo.-based Aqua-Hot is a leading supplier of hydronic heating systems for motorhomes.
According to a press release, Whitaker will be responsible for managing production and control of marketing programs to support the company and its customers. She will report to Aqua-Hot Director of Sales and Marketing Harold Ogden.
“Kim’s skills in agile project management and direct response marketing programs will bolster our ability to build even stronger relationships with our OEM customers, resellers, service centers and even Aqua-Hot owners. With a proven track record for sales and marketing results, Kim is well-suited to lead our customer development efforts,” said Ogden.
Whitaker brings more than 13 years of experience in direct response, lead generation marketing and software program management. Most recently, she served as program and project manager with Trident Marketing. In this position, she was responsible for product and marketing program development for companies such as Red Rover Camping and Travel Resorts of America.
Whitaker received a bachelor’s in business management from North Carolina State University.
For additional information on Aqua-Hot visit www.aquahot.com.
To support its factory authorized service centers, Aqua-Hot announced the dates of its “2014 Aqua-Hot Certified Technician Training Classes.” According to a press release, the comprehensive program covers all of the company’s current and past products. After completing the two-day session, participants are credited 16 hours of training toward RVDA-RVIA service technician recertification.
Hydronic heating principles and design is also covered, as well as diesel and LP burner design, maintenance and repair. These sessions include current troubleshooting manuals, a factory tour, hands-on troubleshooting and diagnostics training, technician certificate of completion and a refractometer (ethylene glycol and propylene glycol antifreeze testing device).
All two-day sessions take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Aqua-Hot’s Training Center in Frederick, Colo., on the following dates: Jan. 21-22; Feb. 18-19; March 18-19; April 22-23; May 20-21; June 17-18; July 22-23; Aug. 19-20; Sept. 16-17; Oct. 21-22; Nov. 18-19; and Dec. 16-17.
The cost for one to five technicians to attend is $300, for six to 10 is $450, and for 11-15 is $600. For reservations call, contact Matt Quintana at email@example.com; (303) 651-5500 Ext 110; fax: (303) 651-5699. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Some local hotels also accept a special Aqua-Hot rate.
Aqua-Hot has expanded its relationship with Tiffin Motorhomes Inc., as its 400D model will be installed on all Phaeton Class A motorhomes.
“This hydronic heating system is such a unique product that I tell our RV customers they have to experience it to believe it,” said Jerry Williamson, national sales manager for Red Bay Ala.-based Tiffin Motorhomes, in a press release. “There’s a night and day difference between Aqua-Hot and an ordinary gas water heater.”
Tiffin also uses Aqua-Hot in its Allegro Bus and Zephyr motorhomes. “Our Phaeton model has gained even more luxury features in the past few years, so it was a natural fit to include a high-end brand like Aqua-Hot,” said Williamson.
The compact Aqua-Hot 400D hydronic heating system delivers continuous, on-demand hot water as well as quiet, clean and even interior heat that is never dry. The versatile unit can operate on AC shore power when required for hot water or only light duty heating. If needed for continuous hot water or interior heating in colder temperatures, it can also run on diesel fuel.
The hydronic heating relies on tubing that runs hot liquid into heat exchangers that then efficiently disperse heat into living areas. Coils wrapped around the boiler carry hot potable water to faucets and appliances.
Aqua-Hot Heating Systems is relocating into its new headquarters and manufacturing facility today (July 29), moving to a facility in Frederick, Colo.
According to a press release, the company has outgrown its former Fort Lupton, Colo., plant’s capability to “execute its vision of continually improving its products and service to customers.” The new manufacturing area expands the company’s ability for 5S and standardized work systems with increased visibility of process flow and work activity, including more quality check points.
Aqua-Hot tailored its new facility to enhance cross-communications in all departments and increase efficiency, the release stated. The management, engineering, product development, purchasing, sales and customer service offices are located on two sides of the manufacturing floor. Customer and field service training rooms are located only a single door away from the production floor while the product quality control, modeling and testing department is also adjacent to the manufacturing area.
Aqua-Hot noted the space configuration helps take the company to the next level to better service its customers.
The new location is at 7501 Miller Dr., Frederick, CO 80504. Aqua-Hot said the company’s headquarters/main line has changed to 303-651-5500 with all extensions remaining the same. The main fax number is now 303-651-5699. The company’s toll free line remains the same at 800-685-4298.
The new Aqua-Hot 400LP Hydronic Heating Unit’s compact design lets fifth-wheel and propane-equipped motorhome owners experience the comfort of continuous hot water and superior interior heating. The 400LP delivers both using propane fuel or AC power from a single, dual-circuit system.
With the new Aqua-Hot 400LP heating system RVers can select to use available AC power for heating to conserve LP gas or, in cold weather, combine the two.
With five separate thermostatic heating zones, the 400LP features two-zone heating circulation loops and has a maximum output of 65,600 Btu/h. With a 1 1/2 gallons per minute flow, it provides 90 gallons of hot water an hour.
The 400LP has identical electrical wiring, zone heating and hot water attachment points as Aqua-Hot’s 400D and 450D models. This enables OEMs to offer three system options with minimal engineering changes, reduce the number of replacement and service parts and simplify troubleshooting. The 400LP also adds electronic controls to the Aqua-Hot propane powered system.
Zone port outlets located on the top of the tank allow for trouble-free access to connections. A self-contained unit, the 400LP eliminates extra hoses that create potential for leaks and make for more difficult, time-consuming installation.
In addition to propane power, it can also be powered by 120V/1650W AC shore power. It draws only 7 amps an hour.
For more information visit www.aquahot.com.
RV supplier Aqua-Hot has expanded its market base to include the powersports industry, partnering with distributor Western Power Sports to handle the company’s hydronic heating products nationwide.
“Western Power Sports is very happy to be able to offer Aqua Hot UTV cabin heater kits. Aqua Hot is a great company with quality people and a great product,” said Chris Harris, Western Power Sports ATV/UTV product manager. “We are excited to have this opportunity and look forward to a long and successful partnership between the two companies.”
A hydronic heating system designed just for off-roaders, the Aqua-Hot Cabin Heater is a water-based 12-volt DC auxiliary heating system. When combined with the easy-to-install diverter manifold valve plumbing kit, it plumbs into existing radiator hoses.
Based in Boise, Idaho, Western Power Sports was incorporated in 1960 and distributes over 85,000 products that include off-road and street motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile and watercraft parts and accessories to thousands of dealers nationwide. It’s currently the fastest growing nationwide delivery system of powersports industry products and has five regional warehouses.
For additional information visit www.aquahot.com.
The Aqua-Hot 375-LP hydronic heating system/hot water heater is a powerful unit in a small package, according to a news release. Fueled by propane, the self-contained unit provides uniform cabin heat and continuous, on-demand hot water. Unlike noisy, forced-air systems, the advanced Aqua-Hot 375-LP provides warmth by circulating hot water through discreet heat exchangers. Three thermostat-controlled heating zones and two circulation loops ensure consistent warmth throughout the cabin. The heating system is ideal for gas-fueled recreational vehicles, towable and park models as well as Class A diesel motorhomes. The compact Aqua-Hot 375-LP provides an unlimited supply of hot water and eliminates the need for a storage tank. With zero recovery time, the unit has a continuous flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute of 120°F water. For washing clothes and dishes and taking showers, it can generate up to 90 gallons of hot water an hour. The innovative and economical system heats to 37,500 Btu in just 3.37 minutes, using only 0.35 gallons of propane per hour. For even more savings, in mild weather a 1,500W, 120V electric element provides warmth and hot water when connected to shore power. Placed out of the way, the attractive unit takes up little space. Measuring just 16 3/4 inches high, 18 inches wide and 29 1/2 inches long and weighing only 155 lbs., the system can be easily installed as an RV is being built or retrofitted into an existing coach. The versatile Aqua-Hot 375-LP from Aqua-Hot Heating Systems has a suggested retail price of $6,000. Contact Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, 15549 E Hwy 52, Fort Lupton, CO 80621. (800) 685-4298 or (303) 659-8221; fax: 303-857-9000; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aqua-hot.com.