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François Audo joins Enex as CEO

ITALY: François Audo Audo has been appointed CEO of Enex Technologies, the Treviso-based manufacturer of cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment.

With more than 30 years of executive experience, Audo joins Enex from  Carrier where he spent five years as vice president and MD of Carrier residential light commercial Europe and Italian HVAC company Riello. Prior to that, he spent two years as MD at Carrier HVAC France. His experience also includes executive roles at Xylem Inc and ITT.

Greg Deldicque, Enex Technologies’ founder and chairman, who had previously been acting as CEO, said of François Audo: “With his proven track record of achieving business objectives through customer satisfaction, process improvement, and talent development, he will drive growth, innovation, and transformation. François’ leadership will allow Enex to continue on its path of success,” he added

Founded in 2004 as a pioneer in CO2 refrigeration, Enex was acquired by CCC Holdings Europe (CCCHE) in 2020. CCCHE was founded in 2018 by Deldicque and a number of former Carrier personnel. Since then, the company has made a number of further acquisitions which now fall under the wing of Enex Technologies to offer a full range of “natural” refrigerant solutions.

To support its growth, Enex Technologies recently invested over €8m in a new 7,500m2 headquarters and factory in Treviso, Italy, and is currently making a €6m investment in a new research lab, which will be the only one in Europe specialised in HVACR equipment working with all four “natural” refrigerants.

Related stories:

Enex adds Spanish manufacturer EOS 23 February 2023
ITALY/SPAIN: Enex Technologies has further expanded its portfolio of “natural” refrigerant focused companies with the acquisition of Barcelona-based EOS Refrigeration Equipment SL. Read more…

Enex buys Italian Emicon Group – 21 November 2022
ITALY: Enex Technologies has further expanded its portfolio of “natural” refrigerant focused companies with the acquisition of the Italian Emicon Group and its subsidiaries Emicon AC, Hidros and Ethra Tech. Read more…

Enex Technologies expands into France – 10 October 2022
ITALY: Enex Technologies has announced its expansion into France with the acquisitions of industrial refrigeration company Samifi France and heat exchanger manufacturer Morgana. Read more…

CCC Holdings Europe receives €18m investment – 29 September 2020
ITALY: CCC Holdings Europe, which purchased CO2 refrigeration company Enex and heat exchanger manufacturer Roen Est earlier this year, has received €18m from the Italian Energy Efficiency Fund II (IEEF II). Read more…

Enex to build new CO2 refrigeration plant – 14 June 2022
ITALY: Enex Srl is to establish a new €10m, 7,500m2 factory in Breda di Piave, Treviso, in response to strong growth projections for its CO2 refrigeration equipment. Read more…

CCCHE snaps up CO2 refrigeration pioneer Enex – 15 February 2020
ITALY: Private equity investor CCC Holdings Europe (CCCHE) has followed up the acquisition of Roen Est by signing a deal to buy the pioneering Italian CO2 refrigeration company Enex SrL. Read more…

Private equity firm has HVACR focus – 19 September 2018
USA: A number of former Carrier management personnel are involved in a new private equity firm focused on the HVAC and refrigeration market. Read more…

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