Posted November 14, 2018

NAVAC appoints new rep groups

Hugh M. Cunningham Companies and Appalachian Sales Group will service NAVAC customers across seven states.

NAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, charging machines and other industry-specific items, has engaged two new sales agencies to market, sell and service its customers:

  • Hugh M. Cunningham Companies (HMC) will represent NAVAC in New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, and
  • Appalachian Sales Group (ASG) will represent the company in North and South Carolina.

For more than eight decades, Hugh M. Cunningham has represented top manufacturers of building products, including mechanical, light industrial, waterworks, fire protection, turf, irrigation, pool, HVAC, waterwell, agriculture and plumbing.

“We believe in long-term branding with our vendors,” said Ted Parker, Group VP of HMC’s HVAC Group, “and look forward to growing the NAVAC brand in the South Central US.”

Appalachian Sales Group, ASG, was the new name given to Shive & Associates in 1999. Originally launched by Jerry Shive in 1986 as a small company above his garage, Jerry changed the company’s name to reflect its substantial growth along the Appalachian mountain range. Now headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, and employing 10 professional associates, ASG’s territory ranges from the deep South up through the mid-Atlantic states.

“We are excited to represent the NAVAC product line in the Carolinas, as NAVAC fits our model of providing highly functional tools and equipment to the HVAC trade while making their jobs easier and more profitable,” said Andrew Shive of the Appalachian Sales Group. “Our distribution partners will be key as we work together to offer unique solutions to our HVAC communities.”

“NAVAC is extremely pleased to welcome the outstanding HMC and ASG companies to our team,” said Stephen Rutherford, Director of HVAC Tools Business for NAVAC, “as we widen the territory of customers having access to NAVAC’s diverse array of user-friendly equipment and tools.”

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.

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