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Caino named GM and MD of Airedale

UK: Jonas Caino has been appointed general manager and MD of the newly-established Airedale by Modine global data centre cooling business unit.

He replaces long-serving managing director, Tony Cole, who retired in September after an impressive 31 years with the company.

Jonas joined Airedale in 2019 to lead the newly established data centre solutions team. Since then, he has moved into a senior commercial role, before taking over as general manager.

Reporting to Eric McGinnis, vice president, building HVAC, Jonas is based at Airedale’s UK headquarters in Leeds. With additional responsibility for production sites in Consett (UK), Guadalajara (Spain), Buena Vista (US) and Grenada (US).

According to Modine, this move will see the Airedale by Modine brand becoming global, as production is expanded across several continents to meet demand for the booming worldwide data centre market.

With over 20 years in the IT and data centre industry, Jonas has an extensive background in data centre technology and regularly speaks on the future of data centre design and trends. Prior to joining Modine, Jonas held various commercial roles spanning a 25 year career, with the latter 10 years in a senior management positions. Jonas joined Airedale from Etix Everywhere (Vantage Data Centres) where he held the positions of global vice president of sales and UK country director.  He also worked for Schneider Electric and Geist Global (Vertiv), amongst others.

“In addition to having responsibility for our UK business, Jonas will also lead our global expansion of data centre products to the US and Western Europe,” said Eric McGinnis. “We are currently expanding our manufacturing capacity for chillers in the UK and will fully utilise our plant in Guadalajara, Spain for computer room cooling products, such as computer room air handlers and fan walls. We are also producing some of these products in the US, with plans to have full production capability in the next 12 to 18 months.”

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