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Rick Duifhuis appointed OEM division manager at VMAC

"With 15 years of experience at VMAC in a number of roles and functions, Rick is perfectly suited to ensure VMAC is providing value through the right products and support to our equipment manufacturers as OEM Division Manager," said Tod Gilbert, VMAC President.
"With 15 years of experience at VMAC in a number of roles and functions, Rick is perfectly suited to ensure VMAC is providing value through the right products and support to our equipment manufacturers as OEM Division Manager," said Tod Gilbert, VMAC President.

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VMAC is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Duifhuis has been appointed OEM Division Manager at VMAC. Mr. Duifhuis has been an important member of the VMAC team since 2005, managing several departments during his tenure, and has been working exclusively with VMAC's OEM partners for the past three years.

"With 15 years of experience at VMAC in a number of roles and functions, Rick is perfectly suited to ensure VMAC is providing value through the right products and support to our equipment manufacturers as OEM Division Manager," said Tod Gilbert, VMAC President. "Rick has already proven his ability to develop innovative solutions with our partner OEMs and we are excited about the opportunities in front of us."

In his new role, Rick will oversee VMAC's OEM division, managing and advancing VMAC's significant business partnerships by developing application solutions for the industrial engine market, using VMAC's innovative direct drive and belt drive rotary screw air compressor technology.

"I am very pleased to be leading VMAC's OEM division and growing our relationships in North America and Europe," said Rick Duifhuis. "This appointment recognizes the success of our OEM program and our ongoing commitment to innovative solutions for our industrial application clients".

"Over the past three years Rick has led the development of VMAC's innovative direct drive air compressors that mount to A, B and C ports as well as PTO's on industrial engines and provide up to 70 CFM of air," said Gord Duval, VP of Sales & Marketing. "Rick's experience with industrial air applications in rail, mobile concrete, bus and electric driven vehicles, industrial vacuum, rock drilling, and agriculture will ensure industrial customers have a partner for their compressed air needs."

VMAC air compressors are used by OEMs across the globe, with many partnerships in North America and Europe, including CAT, Cummins, John Deere, Lincoln Electric, and more.

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