Former Navy Petty Officer Ryan M. Bain recently joined Blue Ox as the RV products sales representative for the upper Midwest serving RV and truck accessory customers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, according to a press release.
Prior to joining the Blue Ox team, Bain worked as a management trainee for Enterprise Holdings Inc. where he trained junior personnel in computer programs, rental process, proper underwriting and risk management. From 2007 to 2012 he served as a Petty Officer Third Class in the U.S. Navy, where he was responsible for the safe launching and recovering of aircraft on board naval vessels while underway, as well as supervising and training eight junior personnel.
“We are excited to add Ryan to the team,” said Blue Ox Sales Manager Alex Walker, “His account management experience will help develop and grow relationships in his territory and for Blue Ox.”
Bain earned his bachelor’s in behavioral science and a master’s in human resource management from Bellevue University .
“I have a real passion for the outdoors and enjoy camping, hiking and kayaking,” said Bain. “It’s been a lot of fun just visiting and talking to these dealers about their needs and how Blue Ox can help. The one thing that really impresses me is how nice everyone in the industry is–I know I am going enjoy this new position.”
Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann added, “Ryan’s tremendous responsibilities while serving in the U.S. Navy as a aircraft launch and recovery officer as well as his training and supervising roles give us confidence that he will be a great asset to Blue Ox both now and in the future. Ryan is a key player in our mission to better serve our existing RV and truck accessory customer base, as well as a leader in developing new customers in his territory.”