Jasper, IN-Industry leader Air Ride Technologies announced new changes during their annual midyear company summit July 14, 2009. Founders Bret and Sharon Voelkel unveiled the all new RideTech logo as they explained “In the past 15 years Air Ride Technologies has matured into a full line suspension company…the RideTech name more fully reflects our current and upcoming product line. Our core product will continue to be the Air Ride Technologies air suspension, but we are applying our experience and resources to an expanding product line and customer base”. RideTech currently offers a variety of suspension systems. They are also involved with many OEM, marine, and military suspension development projects.
Additionally with great enthusiasm Voelkel announced the hiring of long time industry veteran Bill Floyd as the new Vice President of Sales for RideTech. “Having Bill join our organization provides us with 30 years experience and leadership in sales & marketing as well as his successful history with manufactures of racing and high performance products,” says Voelkel. Floyd acknowledged the company by stating “I’ve known Bret Voelkel and Air Ride Technologies for many years and have always had the greatest respect for their products. But over recent years I have witnessed a changing company with the expansion to their engineering, R & D, and manufacturing facilities. This is a world class operation and something I want to be part of. The place breeds passion and it’s contagious to our customers and distributors.”
It was also announced that long standing employee Steve McPherron was promoted to Vice President of Operations for RideTech. “Steve has long been the backbone of Air Ride Technologies…now he will get the opportunity to focus his energies to direct our expanded engineering, manufacturing, and sales efforts of RideTech”