Edgar J. Chavez named vice president of Vacall Product Group

Edgar J. Chavez has been named vice president of Vacall Products in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Vacall product group offers a variety of high-performance sewer cleaning equipment, straight jetting trucks, hydro-excavators and industrial vacuum loaders.

Chavez will be managing Vacall’s sales and marketing efforts, including dealer development, distribution network, product development and engineering. Chavez is reporting directly to Mike Haberman, president of Gradall Industries, Inc. at New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Chavez joins Vacall from Case New Holland, where he served since 2006 as global product development platform-marketing manager, director of key national and government accounts and, most recently, North American marketing director for New Holland Construction and Kobelco America.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Chavez’s career also includes positions with Astec Industries, Mitsubishi International and Volvo Construction Equipment.

“Edgar’s strong roots within the industry, proven track record and national as well as global experience bring valuable assets to the Vacall product group and Gradall Industries,” Haberman said in a press release. “We are excited to have him on board and to utilize his expertise as we continue to grow the business.”

Adds Chavez in the release: “I look forward to working with the Vacall team, product development, sales and marketing staff, dealers and engineers, as we further strengthen the brand’s excellent level of customer support and product offerings.”