The compressed air industry is a niche market, and it takes a tenacious and experienced person to thrive in that line of work. Dave Fritz is that person for CompressAir.
As the senior salesperson at CompressAir’s Elkhart branch, Fritz works with companies around Elkhart and Northern Indiana to find the best solution for their compressed air system.
“I really enjoy the fast-paced work environment of my job and promoting new construction,” Fritz said. “It’s great helping customers design their compressed air piping layout for their new building.”
Even with universal expertise in the industry, Fritz has been able to tailor his sales support to Elkhart’s unique business needs.
“With being in the center of the fast-growing travel trailer industry in Elkhart, companies are constantly growing,” he said. "I’ve helped just one company with 10 of their compressor rooms and piping systems.”
Fritz was born and raised in Elkhart County, giving him an edge on networking with people from all over the county. After graduating from Elkhart Memorial High School, Fritz worked in the RV industry. Then, he made the jump and began a career in new product development for Glaval Bus.
“From there, I became a salesman and built a great customer relationship with my customers over the years,” he said. “With my past experience of growing businesses, CompressAir asked me to be a part of their team.”
Fritz credits his previous work experience and specialized training at a young age as having played a vital role in his success over the last 14 years at CompressAir, propelling him to the senior sales role.
“The vocational school I attended in high school for mechanical drawing has really helped me with the new construction blueprints,” he said.
Fritz is the kind of guy who leaps at the opportunity to help anyone in need. This quality is something he hopes to pass down to his grandchildren, with whom he loves spending his free time. Another lesson he hopes to pass down to the next generation is his die-hard love for the Chicago Bears.
“Growing up, my whole family were Chicago Bears fans,” Fritz said. “As a season ticket holder, I have been to many games over the years, even through the good and bad years.”
To contact Fritz directly, call (574) 970-0301. For more information on CompressAir, visit their website.