Veteran sales executive Luis Ochoa joins company’s efforts to expand customer base and ensure exemplary tools training.

Lyndhurst, NJNAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, charging machines, recovery units, and other industry-specific items, has hired Luis Ochoa as Regional Sales Manager of the newly created eastern region. In this position, Mr. Ochoa will spearhead sales efforts and play a key role in expanding the company’s North American customer base. He also will manage relationships with NAVAC’s distribution channels and oversee the company’s broad representative network to ensure proper tools use and training.

In this role, he will primarily be responsible for achieving sales and training goals in the eastern regions of the US and Canada. Ochoa will spearhead sales efforts and play a key role in expanding the company’s North American customer base. Ochoa brings more than 25 years of sales and service management experience to his position with NAVAC. Most recently, he spent two years as general manager for United Products Distributors. Before that, he served as senior regional sales manager for LG Electronics.

“Luis brings a track record of sales achievement in a variety of HVAC sectors, well equipping him to expand traction for our broad portfolio of HVAC tools,” said Stephen Rutherford, VP of HVAC Tools Business for NAVAC. “His experience will assist in keeping our sales and tools training efforts at the highest possible levels even as we grow and evolve.”

Ochoa graduated from the HVACR Technology Program at Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina. He resides in Huntingtown, Maryland.



NAVAC is a global manufacturer that has dedicated over 25 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, leak detectors, vacuum pumps and recovery units, 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.