LYNDHURST, N.J. — NAVAC, a supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, recovery units and industry-specific items, has hired HVAC sector professional Carlos Castro as its newest sales manager for the Western Region, which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho.

The Western region is NAVAC’s fastest growing, and Castro will oversee several important sales partner companies, includes Wright Sales and Cascade Products. Castro also will have key roles in expanding market share in Latin America, due to his strong contacts, market knowledge, and fluencies in both English and Spanish.

Before joining NAVAC, Castro served as an area sales manager for Nu-Calgon, where he oversaw the Florida and Caribbean markets. Prior to this, he managed territory as an independent representative of Hamilton & Associates, whose lines included Friedrich, Linesets Inc. (a Mueller Company), and Blue Diamond (Mitsubishi’s preferred condensate pump). During his career he was received a variety of sales awards and honors.

“With his extensive and expansive HVAC product and manufacturing experience, Carlos will be a key asset to helping NAVAC be the top manufacturer across multiple categories,” said Keith Keller, director of sales, Southern Division for NAVAC.