AFC-Holcroft has named sales representative company Southern Thermal Systems to a territory covering Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. Southern Thermal Systems was started in 1995 as a manufacturer's sales representative agency, dedicated to the thermal processing industry for 20 years.
Southern Thermal Systems is owned by Marty Benegalia, who earned an Associate's Degree in Pre-Engineering studies and also attended Texas A & M University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Marty has many years of technical experience in the petrochemical and oilfield equipment industries, where he was responsible for working with materials of construction specifications and performing metallurgical testing and failure analysis duties. The metallurgical and heat treating experiences eventually led to a sales career in the laboratory equipment and supply industry and then into the heat treating industry.
Said Tracy Dougherty, AFC-Holcroft's sales manager, "With Marty's extensive experience in the utilization and mechanics of heat treating equipment, Southern Thermal Systems is uniquely positioned to support the entire life cycle of our product offering; from the initial purchase all the way thru to aftermarket service and spare parts. We are pleased to have them as our sales representatives, bringing our latest technology into the marketplace."
Marty Benegalia of Southern Thermal Systems added, "Southern Thermal Systems is extremely excited to become part of the AFC-Holcroft team. We have always recognized AFC-Holcroft as a well-respected leader in the world of thermal processing equipment. The vast technical knowledge that AFC-Holcroft offers plus their extensive installed base and outstanding quality of their products makes this new partnership truly exciting."