Vogelsang, a manufacturer of pumps, grinders, and related equipment for municipal, industrial and agricultural markets announced the hiring of Jim Kuller as sales manager for Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada and Alaska. The company also announced the hiring of Ron Maiorana as sales manager for Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Kuller worked as a jet mechanic in the United States. He has consistently been a top sales performer as a direct salesman for Discflo where he developed and supported a distributor organization as well as major account management. From there, he became an account manager for John Crane where he built and maintained over 80 accounts. Kuller has been with Cornell Pumps where he was instrumental developed some of that company's largest municipal distributors through training, technical supports and a thorough understanding of the bidding process. During this time he covered accounts throughout the U.S. and Canada and even spent time as the product manager for the Refrigeration Division of Cornell.
Maiorana comes to Vogelsang with a degree in business from the University of Texas. In his professional life he has demonstrated consistent professional growth both in direct technical sales and in the management of sales organizations. As a direct sales representative for Andritz Separation, he acquired a thorough understanding of how to specify fluid handling equipment. While with Andritz he consistently exceeded his sales targets. From there he went to Andritz Screens as sales manager covering the entire U.S. During his four years in the position he effectively tripled sales while managing all phases of the technical sales process. As of late he has been regional sales manager for Parkson covering 14 states including Texas and Michigan. He has managed over 35 independent sales representatives through the entire sales process from engineering through after sales start up. Throughout his tenure he has averaged over 120 percent performance over projected targets.