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Thu Jul 27, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. - Airxcel, Inc. has announced the promotions of Steve Smith to director of OEM sales, and Steve Gokie to director of aftermarket sales.
Smith has been with Airxcel for four years where he called on OEMs in the Elkhart area and contributed to Airxcel’s market share growth. His career in the industry spans more than 26 years and his product and industry knowledge make him a good fit to help Airxcel achieve its goals to further grow, according to a press release.
“I’m excited for this new opportunity and look forward to building upon our strong product foundations and customer relationships in Elkhart and throughout North America,” Smith says.
Gokie has been with the company for more than 30 years and has held various sales roles throughout the years including sales representative, territory manager and sales manager. His relationships within Airxcel’s distributor base is unmatched within the company and his experience will facilitate its plans to expand the aftermarket business.
“I have a passion for our products and our customers’ success, and I look forward to working more closely with our distributor and dealer partners,” Gokie says.
“Both Smith and Gokie will primarily focus on the Coleman-Mach, Maxxair and Suburban stable of products in their respective markets," Airxcel Vice President of Sales - RV Appliances Piar Adams says. "Their commitment to the company’s customers is second to none and this move allows greater concentration on customer support and development, as well as enhanced product and service offerings.”
*Photo is of new Director of Aftermarket Sales Steve Gokie