Vogesang hires Jim Kuller and Ron Maiorana as Regional Sales Managers
Vogelsang USA, Inc., the leading manufacturer of pumps, grinders, and related equipment for municipal, industrial and agricultural markets is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Kuller and Ron Maiorana as regional sales managers.
Kuller will cover the US states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada and Alaska. He will also manage the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Maiorana is responsible for the US states Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Kuller built a strong technical and mechanical aptitude during his time as a jet mechanic in the US Navy augmented by experience specifying and selling positive displacement and centrifugal pumps as well as mechanical seals. He has consistently been a top sales performer as a direct salesman for Discflo where he developed and supported a distributor organization as well as major account management. From there he became an Account Manager for John Crane where he built and maintained over 80 accounts.
As of late Kuller has been with Cornell Pumps where he was instrumental in successfully developing some of that company’s largest Municipal distributors through training, technical supports and a thorough understanding of the bidding process. During this time he covered accounts throughout the US and Canada and even spent time as the Product Manager for the Refrigeration Division of Cornell. Kuller also used his extensive product knowledge to support sales in Cornell’s food, hot oil and diverse industrial applications.
Maiorana comes to Vogelsang with a strong business background grounded by a degree in Business from the University of Texas. In his professional life he has demonstrated consistent professional growth both in direct technical sales and in the management of Sales organizations.
As direct sales representative for Andritz Separation, he acquired a thorough understanding of how to specify fluid handling equipment. While with Andritz he consistently exceeded his sales targets.
From there he went to Andritz Screens as Sales Manager covering the entire United States. During his four years in the position he effectively tripled sales while managing all phases of the technical sales process.
As of late he has been Regional Sales manager for Parkson covering 14 states including Texas and Michigan. He has managed over 35 independent sales representatives through the entire sales process from engineering through after sales start up. Throughout his tenure he has averaged over 120% performance over projected targets.
Vogelsang is a leading designer and manufacturer of pump and process equipment sold worldwide. Founded in 1929 as a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, the company has grown to become a specialist in pumping, grinding, distribution and spreading technology for the agricultural, biogas, industrial and municipal sectors. Today, the company's major business areas are biogas, wastewater and vacuum disposal technology alongside agriculture. Vogelsang currently employs just under 480 employees worldwide. The group comprises 18 subsidiaries and branches as well as 2 production facilities in Germany and 1 in the United States. Supplemented by a global dealer network, the company distributes its products everywhere. Further information can be found online at Vogelsangusa.com.