Posted on 04/27/2010

Key Employee of Blastrac® Promoted 
Blastrac announces the promotion of Mr. Jonn Rippman to National Sales Manager and Training Director.  Experienced and knowledgeable in all surface preparation methods, Mr. Rippman will further strengthen the Blastrac commitment to the development of enhanced surface preparation technologies and the continued innovation of environmentally-friendly and economically sound systems for shot blasting applications.

Mr. Rippman has 23 years of experience in the surface preparation fields of grinding, cutting, scraping, shot blasting and polishing. His resume includes nine years as a Field Service Engineer; nine years as a Regional Manager; and the last five years as Blastrac National Training Director.  Mr. Rippman has created and will continue to implement the comprehensive SPARC (Surface Preparation Academic Resource Center) training classes. SPARC incorporates a hands-on class room approach to educate participants in the basic principles of most all surface preparation methods and techniques.

As National Sales Manager, Mr. Rippman will work closely with Regional Sales Managers and Blastrac Distributors to encourage development of new territories, promote service driven opportunities, and represent Blastrac on the national level in organizations and affiliations with other companies that manufacture support products for the surface preparation industry. Mr. Rippman will also help develop key strategies for increased sales and market share for Blastrac preferred systems across North, Central and South America.

“Blastrac is proud to expand the role of Mr. Rippman as a successful member of Blastrac Team Blue who has demonstrated professional expertise throughout his career. Blastrac remains at the forefront as the preferred manufacturer of quality shot blasting equipment for contractors and maintenance professionals, and offers the highest quality, environmentally-friendly and portable equipment for surface preparation today” states Mark Haworth, Vice President and General Manager of Blastrac.

Blastrac continues to demonstrate its ability to remain the global leader in surface preparation with unsurpassed expertise in designing, developing, engineering, and manufacturing equipment for surface preparation of concrete, steel, brick, stone, asphalt and other substrates.