Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Cargill to Product Manager – Marine Market for HOTSTART's global marine efforts. Mr. Cargill is based out of the Houston, Texas office and will be responsible for the management of marine products worldwide.
Mr. Cargill is a 37-year veteran of HOTSTART with experience in product assembly, customer service and sales to key markets including railroad, mining and most recently oil and gas. Mr. Cargill previously served as Sales Director – Oil and Gas, establishing the branch office in Houston, Texas in 2011 to work closely with gas compressor OEM companies.
“Rick’s success in growing our Oil and Gas market is a model he plans to bring to the Marine market,” said Greg Walters, Sales Manager for HOTSTART. “The expertise and energy Rick has along with his ability to connect with customers and identify their needs will help HOTSTART provide the best heating solutions we can to marine OEMs.”
“Our goals as we focus on the marine market include building relationships with ship yards, end users, distributors and key engine manufacturers,” said Rick Cargill. “Having the support of our team in Houston will enable me to learn about this market quickly and determine the solutions we can provide these customers.”
Engine heating of marine diesel engines helps ship owners eliminate cold starts, prevent engine wear and reduce emissions during operation. Heating critical fluids such as coolant and oil allows for better flow through propulsion systems.