Elkhart Hires Saavedra as VP of International Sales

Elkhart, IN – Elkhart Brass, a leading provider of smart solutions in flow technology, announced Tomas Saavedra has accepted the position of Vice President of International Sales reporting to Don Sjolin, Chief Operating Officer. Saavedra will lead the development and growth of the company’s International sales.

“The addition of Tomas to our executive leadership team is a positive contribution to Elkhart’s continued commitment to our customers and our ability to provide our industries smart solutions,” says Don Sjolin.

Tomas joins Elkhart Brass with 20 years of international and domestic sales management and marketing experience. His corporate experience will guide the continued growth and success of Elkhart’s international business. Tomas has travelled extensively throughout the Middle-East, Europe, Central America, and has lived in South America. Most recently, Tomas worked for German based Rittal Corporation out of Urbana, Ohio, where he served as National Manager. Tomas’ other experience is within the electrical and plumbing industries, including Pomona & Fluke Corporation where he served as National Business & Account Manager from 2003-2008. He also spent time with Greenlee as a Senior Product Manager from 2000-2003 and was involved with storage, bending & pulling products.

He holds a MBA degree in International Business and General Management from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high performance firefighting equipment. They have been owned and operated by the same family since they were founded in 1902. In addition to CAFS nozzles and the Intelligent CAF Selector Unibody valve controller, Elkhart Brass manufactures water cannons, firefighting nozzles, fireground appliances, foam eductors, apparatus valves and fittings, plus accessories for many of these components.

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