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Rajan Rajendran will lead Emerson’s work at its recently announced Helix innovation centre

USA: Rajan Rajendran, one of Emerson Climate Technologies leading refrigeration experts, is to take charge at the company’s recently announced $40m Innovation Centre.

Rajan’s move to vice president, system innovation centre and sustainability, will see him  overseeing the development, construction and launch of the new centre at the University of Dayton and leading operations when it opens late next year. Also known as the Helix, the new facility will bring together Emerson’s hvacr new technology research under one roof.

Since joining Emerson Climate Technologies in 1990, Rajendran has held several leadership roles within the company. Most recently, he was vice president engineering services and sustainability, in which role he helped build Emerson Climate’s refrigeration application engineering organisation, evolved the design services business and managed global sustainability initiatives. Additionally, Rajendran helped establish Emerson Climate’s global engineering presence in India and China. He also chaired the customer care group at Emerson Climate, establishing customer service focused training and programmes.

Rajendran serves on several hvacr industry committees, including the AHRI Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program Task Force, and participates in UL Working Groups for A2L refrigerants. He is also a member of the systems steering committee at AHRI.

Rajendran has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras India, and earned his master’s degree and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from Wright State University.

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