Posted January 11, 2017

Airmaster announces personnel promotions and additions

Manufacturer adds new positions for inside sales and product development.

Gregory W. Helbling, vice president of sales and marketing, Airmaster Fan.
Keith Simon, senior product development manager, Airmaster Fan.
Jerry Vojtush, inside sales manager, Airmaster Fan.

Airmaster, a leading manufacturer of air circulation, ventilation and heating solutions, announced its promotion of Gregory W. Helbling from director of sales and marketing to vice president of sales and marketing. Airmaster also announced the hiring of Keith Simon as senior product development manager and Jerry Vojtush as its inside sales manager.

In his new position, Helbling is responsible for leading Airmaster’s sales strategy across all sales channels, including industrial, electrical and HVAC. Helbling has more than 35 years of industry experience.

Prior to working at Airmaster Fan, he worked as the vice president of sales and marketing for Wright Tool Company and a director of product and channel management at Bolttech Mannings Inc.

As senior product development manager, Simon’s responsibilities include leveraging innovative products from Maico, Airmaster’s parent company, in a way that is suitable for the North American market, as well as providing innovation to Airmaster’s products for commercial and industrial applications.

With more than 30 years of experience and immense technical expertise, Simon previously worked as the vice president of sales and marketing for the American fan division of the Fläkt Woods Group and a vice president of sales and engineering for Industrial Fan Inc. He currently lives in Brooklyn, Mich., and enjoys skiing in his spare time.

In his new position as an inside sales manager, Vojtush is responsible for managing customer relations and improving the sales volume for Airmaster’s full line of circulation, ventilation and heating products through improved internal and external communication, sales tactics and training.

Earlier in his career, Vojtush worked as a product manager at Airmaster for four years. In his 33 years of ventilation industry experience, Vojtush also held positions as a manufacturer’s representative, inside sales representative and a sales and technical support specialist. Vojtush currently lives in Osseo, Mich., and enjoys the outdoors, kayaking and fishing.

“As Airmaster grows, we are focused on providing the best products, service and sales experience to our customers,” said Benjamin Braitsch, president and CEO of Airmaster. “The additions and changes to our team and organization structure will strengthen these areas and allow us to exceed customer expectations.”

“Airmaster is putting the right strategies and people in place to best serve the industry,” said Helbling, vice president of sales and marketing at Airmaster. “Customers will be able to get the information and product selection support that they need, when they need it.”

Airmaster, based in Clarklake, Mich., manufactures heaters, air circulation and ventilation fan solutions for industrial and commercial use. Founded in 1886 as the Diehl Fan Company, today Airmaster manufactures the industry’s largest selection of air circulation and ventilation products to keep people, plants and processes cool.

In 2013, Airmaster was purchased by the Maico group, a family business from Germany. The Maico group is a globally recognized leader in ventilation products and is known for product quality and reliability. Airmaster also maintains stocking warehouses across the U.S. For more information, visit