LYNDHURST, N.J. — Navac, a global supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps,  tools, gauges, charging machines, and other industry-specific items, has engaged two new sales agencies —Hugh M. Cunningham Cos. (HMC) and Appalachian Sales Group (ASG) — to market, sell, and service its customers.

HMC will represent Navac in New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, and ASG will represent the company in North Carolina 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 vice president, HVAC group, HMC. “We look forward to growing the Navac brand in the South Central U.S.”

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, Shive 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, sales representative, ASG. “Our distribution partners will be key as we work together to offer unique solutions to our HVAC communities.”

Stephen Rutherford, director of HVAC tools business, Navac, said, “Navac is extremely pleased to welcome the outstanding HMC and ASG companies to its team.

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Publication date 12/13/18