ROM Corporation Announces Product Management Changes


BELTON, MO (September 11, 2012) — With expanding product lines from acquisitions, R·O·M Corporation (R·O·M), announces several product management changes that will deliver improved customer service.

Steve Touchton, emergency and specialty product manager, has accepted expanded responsibilities for managing the scene lighting product line acquired from Havis Inc. (Havis) in 2011. Before being appointed to product manager, Touchton was mid-central territory manager, serving customers in five states and one Canadian province. An Air Force veteran, Touchton joined R·O·M in 2005 and has 15 years of experience in the fire/EMS markets. Touchton holds a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering.

Cameron Blain has accepted the newly created position of marketing manager. Formerly lighting solutions product manager, Blain is now responsible for all marketing initiatives for all divisions. Blain joined R·O·M in 2011 with the company’s acquisition of the scene lighting line purchased from Havis. At Havis, he served as business development manager. Blain entered the fire/EMS industry in 2004 and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in radio/television production.

Dan Caffrey has accepted additional responsibility for managing all truck and trailer products acquired in the 2011 acquisition of Bustin Industrial Products. Previously, Caffrey served as R·O·M’s national food service account manager, primarily responsible for large fleet accounts. Caffrey earned his bachelor in business and has over 20 years’ experience in various facets of food distribution.

Larry Bertrand has accepted a newly created role as Product Manager with R·O·M’s Prime Design division. Bertrand will be responsible for managing the entire portfolio including in-field customer support and fleet sales. Prior to this, Bertrand served as product manager for Bustin’s industrial and engineer to order products. Bertrand holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, and has an extensive background in territory management and sales, with an emphasis on safety products in the commercial vehicle market.

“With our strategic acquisitions and new partnerships, we are well positioned to provide a comprehensive range of products and services to our customers,” said R·O·M CEO Jeff Hupke. “These realignments in product management capitalize on the talents of each individual and give customers access to the some of the most knowledgeable pros in the industry.”

About R·O·M

R·O·M Corporation, founded in 1947, is headquartered in a 65,000 sq. ft. facility in suburban Kansas City, MO and specializes in building products that improve worker productivity and reduce workplace accidents associated with slips, trips, falls, and muscle strains. The company employs talented tradesmen, machinists, engineers, and sales and customer service professionals in 11 different states. R·O·M product solutions are marketed to emergency responders, truck and trailer operators, production line employees, and public/private utility workers.

R·O·M Corporation is ISO 9001-certified, owner of 10 U.S. and Canadian patents, and also operates facilities in West St. Paul, MN and East Stroudsburg, PA.

Cameron Blain, Marketing Manager, (800) 827-3692