Blastrac has promoted Jonn Rippman to national sales manager and training director and Paul Robb to engineering manager. Rippman recently served as Blastrac’s national training director. He has created and will continue to implement Surface Preparation Academic Resource Center training classes.
As national sales manager, he will work closely with regional sales managers and Blastrac distributors to develop new territories, promote service-driven opportunities and represent Blastrac on a national level. He will also help develop key strategies for increased sales and market share for Blastrac preferred systems across North, Central and South America. Robb has received certification as a SSPC Concrete Coatings Inspector and demonstrates a hands-on approach across the engineering spectrum.
His expanded responsibilities as engineering manager will include leading research and development efforts, co-engineering with Blastrac Europe to implement global designs, specifying hydraulic, transmission, and electrical control power systems and components, specifying mechanical designs, and managing design/drafting and quality control personnel and processes.