Aquatherm announced that Michael LeBlanc has been selected to lead its newly created operations department. LeBlanc, who joined Aquatherm in 2014, had been the company’s regional sales manager in the Southeast region. He brings to this position more than three decades of mechanical, plumbing, project management and rep experience.

The new operations department consolidates Aquatherm’s estimation, drafting, fabrication, fitting production, shipping and inside sales functions. As vice president of operations, LeBlanc joins the company’s core management team and he will report directly to CEO Jordan Hardy.

“These changes ensure that we are on the path of continuing to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, which is at the core of everything we do,” Hardy said. “In addition, these changes will help strengthen our internal alignment and improve our culture of excellence as a company moving forward.”

LeBlanc will relocate to Aquatherm’s Lindon, Utah, headquarters.

To replace LeBlanc, Fred Esleck has been promoted from area manager to regional sales manager of the newly defined Southeast region, which includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Southeast Louisiana (Baton Rouge and east). 

In addition, Aquatherm is pleased to welcome Dave Moore as regional sales manager for the Northwest region. Moore’s territory encompasses Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming and Northern Nevada.

Moore had been an Aquatherm product specialist with Elmco & Associates and has been actively involved with Aquatherm in the Northern California market for several years.

“We are fortunate to have a wealth of talented people who are well-versed in all things Aquatherm and committed to providing excellent customer service,” said Glen Miller, vice president of sales.