LYNDHURST, N.J. — NAVAC, a supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps in addition to a wide array of tools, gauges, charging machines, recovery units and industry-specific items, has hired industry veteran Brian Cox as director of sales for its industrial vacuum business unit. The announcement comes on the heels of strong 2022 North American sales for the company, both in industrial vacuums and its other major business unit, HVAC tools.

Cox has more than three decades of sales and business development experience in the industrial vacuum sector. Most recently, he oversaw business development for Nashua, N.H.-based Pfeiffer Vacuum. Earlier in his career, Cox held management-level roles with Leybold USA and Busch Vacuum Solutions, among other companies.

Over its first five years operating in North America, NAVAC has quickly established itself as a major supplier to the HVACR sector. This is evidenced not only by upwardly-trending sales, but also a growing workforce and inroads into a variety of high-leverage markets. 

Cox will be based in the Boston area (Nashua, N.H.).

“Brian brings with him a stellar track record for successful sales growth and expanding market footprints,” said Lintao Lu, president of NAVAC. “His expertise and leadership will help us continue to grow our industrial vacuum business, as we look ahead to building upon our existing portfolio with new and enhanced solutions throughout 2023.”

Cox earned a MS in Business Management from University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Rivier University. Throughout his career, he has received several industry recognitions and continuing education certificates.