True Blue Power names new division manager, with current director to retire

True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co. Inc., announced on Nov. 7 the promotion of Erik Ritzman to division manager.

Ritzman holds a bachelor's degree in management from Newman University and has many years of account management, program management and customer relationship experience. True Blue Power Photo
Ritzman holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Newman University and has many years of account management, program management and customer relationship experience. True Blue Power Photo
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In this role, Ritzman will develop customer programs, while working closely with engineers and account managers to advance the True Blue Power division and its product line. As Division Manager, Ritzman joins Mid-Continent’s Leadership Team, contributing to the company’s long-term strategic planning and growth.

“Erik is well qualified to fulfill this important leadership role. He demonstrates the highest level of excellence in everything he takes on,” said president and chief executive officer, Todd Winter.

Ritzman holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Newman University, and he has many years of account management, program management and customer relationship experience. He began his career in aviation as manager of inside sales and repairs at PWI, Inc.

Rick Slater will be retiring from his 45-year career, where he worked with engineering and manufacturing companies in program management, marketing, sales and leadership roles. True Blue Power Photo
Rick Slater will be retiring from his 45-year career, where he worked with engineering and manufacturing companies in program management, marketing, sales and leadership roles. True Blue Power Photo

Ritzman joined Triumph Group Inc. in 2008, serving in multiple roles within procurement and program management. He joined True Blue Power in 2014, most recently holding the position of senior account manager.

Ritzman succeeds Rick Slater, True Blue Power director, who will retire in December 2017.

Throughout his 45-year career, Slater has worked with engineering and manufacturing companies in program management, marketing, sales and leadership roles.

“Rick has been instrumental in establishing True Blue Power as a world-recognized brand in aviation power products. We wish Rick the best in his retirement and congratulate him on a long, successful career,” said Winter.

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