With the REDARC team growing over in the US, we had a chat to our North American Sales Director, Jason Groom, to learn a little more about him and find out what makes our US team tick.
Pictured L to R: Jason Groom, Erich Ross and Ryan Thurston.
What is your working background/what were you doing before you joined REDARC?
I spent over 20 years in the automotive aftermarket, with most of it selling for manufacturing companies – performance, HD, aftermarket replacement. I started as an auto parts store manager with an ASE parts certification.
Talk us through what an average day at REDARC consists of?
Ripping my hair out and crying! Just joking, day to day is spent dealing with customer housekeeping, updating customers on REDARC happenings, prospecting, producing sales programs, managing the US Team and working Australian programs into the US.
What is the best thing about working at REDARC?
The products are second to none. It’s nice not to be selling all Chinese manufactured, cost sensitive parts. The team is also second to none.
What is your favourite REDARC product and why?
Don’t have a favourite product. I like the freedom we supply. As I write this, I have an office setup at the beach, with all the power I need to work effectively and even have lunch.
What is your dream rig? And what gadgets would you put in it?
My dream rig is a Gulfstream jet. I love planes and would like to get a pilot’s license one day.
Tells us about your REDARC Tacoma, what products do you have and why are they important?
The US Tacoma’s have been a love/hate endeavour. With us being the first to try the Mits-Alloy canopies, we are working hard fine tune the build. But, to answer your question, the 12v fridge is the best feature – cold water at shows, and no more wet sandwiches.
When you’re out meeting people on the road and they ask “What REDARC product do I need?” what do you tell them?
What is your favourite travel destination?
I haven’t really travelled much – not much time for vacationing. I love beaches and the ocean – so wherever the water and weather are not too hot or too cold, and we have waves to surf or clear water to scuba dive. I love dirt bikes and the desert too. So, there is no favourite.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be and why?
Doreen, my better half, my son Cody, my son Even and my mom. Family is everything – fame is overrated.
Do you follow any sports, if so what is your favourite team?
I play and love hockey – go Ducks!
Favourite music to listen to when on the road?
Heavy metal when I want to feel alive. Soft rock when it’s time to chill.
To learn a little more about our other US team members check out getting to know Erich Ross or meet our Australian Area Sales Managers. Check out our build your dual battery system tool to help you pick out the perfect gear to power your next off-grid build.