Dearman Branches Out to Americas


Dearman has announced that John Martin is joining the company as its Vice President for the Americas, where Dearman is entering the transport refrigeration market. Martin joins Dearman from Thailand’s Siam Hardware Ltd where since 2014 he has been Vice President for its operations across the Americas.

He was previously responsible for global business development for Australia-based Hobson Engineering and before that, for Denmark-based IceTech. At IceTech, John oversaw the commercial development of cryogenic cleaning process technology. The equipment is now sold across three continents and represents over half of IceTech’s turnover.

In a career spanning 47 years, John also comes with qualifications in aircraft engineering, industrial engineering, food process technology, and international marketing. He has won awards including a Global Sales Award from IceTech and a Good Design Award while at Hobson Engineering.

Commenting, CEO of Dearman, Scott Mac Meekin, said: “I am delighted to welcome John Martin to Dearman, along with his decades of experience in the sector and strong record in sales. The Americas offer real opportunities for Dearman. As polluting diesel transport refrigeration units come under increasing scrutiny, John will show that Dearman has a zero-emission solution for fleet operators who want to get ahead of the curve and clean up their fleets.”

John Martin, Dearman’s VP for the Americas, added: “It’s fantastic to be joining a highly innovative and ambitious company like Dearman. Its zero-emission transport refrigeration unit is a proven technology and I know that many fleet operators across the Americas looking to replace their diesel units will be attracted to the Dearman solution. This is a unique technology and I look forward to showcasing its many benefits across the region.”