Red Dot Names John Beering as Chief Executive Officer

Red Dot Corporation, an international leader in mobile heating and air conditioning, has named John Beering to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Beering brings more than 30 years of experience as a transformational growth leader across a range of industries including commercial vehicle development, energy storage solutions and mobility equipment sales.

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Red Dot Names John Beering as Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Red Dot Names John Beering as Chief Executive Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Beering replaces John Kaestle, who made significant contributions to Red Dot in his four years as chief executive officer, including leading the corporation through the COVID-19 pandemic and overseeing the purchase and move to new manufacturing facilities in Memphis, TN and Puyallup, WA. Kaestle will continue his leadership with Red Dot as a member of the company’s board of directors.

In his new position, Beering will work closely with Red Dot’s board of directors, executives and team members to drive forward the strategic vision for the company, including optimizing Red Dot’s operations and manufacturing capabilities, generating momentum across each facility and cultivating relationships with new and existing customers.

“John Beering’s leadership is an ideal fit for Red Dot because of his commitment to professionalism and performance, fostering a culture of collaboration and building meaningful relationships with customers – focus areas that are core to Red Dot as a company,” said Steve Mance, chairman of Red Dot’s board of directors. “We’re grateful for John Kaestle’s leadership, and enthusiastic about John Beering coming onboard to guide the company through our next chapter, delivering for customers by leveraging new technologies and building on our long history of exceptional products.”

Beering has served in a variety of leadership roles across the manufacturing and transportation verticals. Most recently, he led operations, growth and strategic consolidation of BraunAbility Arch Retail | United Access, LLC, the nation’s second largest retail provider of wheelchair-accessible vans and mobility equipment. By strengthening processes and keeping the company’s experienced workforce intact through the COVID pandemic, Beering expanded the organization’s footprint to serve individuals and commercial clients across 49 locations in 15 states. He also served as COO of Trojan Battery and senior vice president and general manager of commercial powertrain with Eaton Corp.

“The stage is really set for Red Dot to advance as a growth business, elevating our processes, team and culture so that we can move forward as the industry leader and support our OE and aftermarket customers as true partners,” Beering said. “This is also my first opportunity to work in an ESOP, and I'm excited to join this diverse and dedicated team of individuals who all place a sense of ownership over their work and their company.”

In addition to his leadership roles, Beering serves as a board member to the Purdue Industrial Engineering Advisory Council, the Purdue Acacia Building Association and as board chair of For the Children (Royal Family Kids). He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University.

In his free time, Beering enjoys reading, music and theater, golfing and traveling with Heather, his wife of 31 years. Together, they have two adult children and a golden retriever.

About Red Dot

Red Dot Corporation produces premium mobile HVAC units and components for heavy-duty commercial and military vehicles. Vertically integrating world-class engineering, rigorous testing, and operations with a global reach under one roof, Red Dot partners directly with customers from design through delivery to craft responsive climate control solutions that endure. With facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Red Dot ships to hundreds of aftermarket distributors and OE customers around the globe, spanning the construction, agriculture, defense and trucking industries. Red Dot was founded in 1965 and is proud to be owned entirely by its employees. More at