Leadership experience will help guide sales of NAVAC’s accurate, easy-to-use automated HVAC/R solutions

Lyndhurst, NJ – James Bowman, a 20-year industry veteran, has joined NAVAC North America as Regional Sales Manager, HVAC Tools. Mr. Bowman will oversee the company’s central sales region.

A global manufacturer of industrial vacuum solutions and HVAC/R tools, NAVAC recently launched North American operations in New Jersey with the goal of steadily expanding its footprint through a product portfolio of smart, automated solutions that make technicians’ jobs more efficient and intuitive.

A US Army veteran, Mr. Bowman is an experienced manager, consultant, trainer, educator, sales team leader and speaker. He started his career as an install helper and worked his way up through service, sales, design, and management positions. Most recently, Mr. Bowman served as National Technical Sales Manager, HVAC/R for RectorSeal, based in Houston, TX. Prior to that he spent many years climbing the ranks of A.J. Warren Service Company in Houston.

Mr. Bowman holds a State of Texas class A contractor’s license and was NATE Certified for many years. He is a member, Deputy Director and Regional RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineers Society) Officer, and was named RSES Speaker of the Year in 2015.

“We welcome the deep knowledge and experience James brings to NAVAC,” said Stephen Rutherford, Director of HVAC Tools Business for NAVAC, “and see him as an ideal voice to increase awareness of our accurate, user-friendly HVAC/R tools. James understands and embraces our goal of streamlining and simplifying projects for busy HVAC/R technicians..”

With more than 600 employees and sales in over 80 countries, the company is 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.



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.