Ryan Baker and Rick Freeman will lead aftermarket and OEM sales for global mobile HVAC manufacturer
Seattle — Red Dot Corporation, an international leader in mobile heating and air conditioning, has promoted longtime sales managers, Ryan Baker and Rick Freeman, to serve as directors of their departments.
In his role as director of OEM sales, Freeman will oversee strategic account development while leading his team in delivering innovative, tailored solutions for OEM customers. With more than 30 years of experience in the auto and manufacturing industries, he has developed a keen understanding of the OEM marketplace and what makes a successful sales strategy: building long-term relationships with his customers and continually identifying opportunities.
Baker will serve as director of Red Dot’s aftermarket sales group, managing his team as they partner closely with distributors to service fleet owners and operators with premium medium- and heavy-duty HVAC systems and parts. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Baker’s strengths lie in his steadfast commitment, diligent follow-through, and dedication to supporting the aftermarket sales team in serving customers’ needs and growing business for dealers across the globe.
“Having had the pleasure to work with both Rick and Ryan for more than two decades, I know we can count on them to position Red Dot for continued growth in the heavy-duty OEM marketplace and aftermarket sector,” said Pat Carroll, vice president of sales at Red Dot. “With the duo leading our sales departments, our customers can rest assured that they are collaborating with people who truly have their best interests in mind.”
Freeman began his sales career with Tenneco Automotive in Monroe, Michigan, where he first gained experience in the heavy-duty vehicle industry. He then worked for Mack Trucks in Chicago before joining Red Dot’s sales team in Seattle in 1996, eventually leading the Caterpillar account and playing a pivotal role in expanding Red Dot’s global presence. Freeman spends his free time with his wife, Linna and their dog, Macho. He is also passionate about hiking, traveling and mountain climbing, having climbed Mounts Elbrus, Aconcagua, Fuji, Baker and Rainier.
Baker has been married to his wife, Michele, a longtime educator and school principal, for 28 years. They have three children, — Jacob, Samuel and Annie — all of whom attend Iowa State University, and are the proud grandparents of 15-month-old Otto. Baker has been a lifelong student of military history and has walked numerous battlefields, including those of World War I, World War II and the American Civil War. His other hobbies include running, martial arts, hunting and completing projects on the family’s Southern Minnesota rural property. He has also served as an elder in his church and is currently in his second term as a school board member.
For more information on Red Dot aftermarket and OEM sales, please visit www.reddotcorp.com.
About Red Dot
Red Dot Corporation produces premium mobile HVAC units and components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles. Vertically integrating world-class engineering, rigorous testing, and operations with a global reach under one roof, Red Dot partners directly with customers from design through delivery to craft responsive climate control solutions that endure. With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Red Dot ships to hundreds of aftermarket distributors and OE customers around the globe, spanning the construction, agriculture, defense, and trucking industries. Red Dot was founded in 1965 and is proud to be owned entirely by its employees. More at www.reddotcorp.com
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