FRANCE: Rainer Grosse-Kracht, general manager and chief technology officer of compressor manufacturer Bitzer, has been elected chairman of the board of ASERCOM.

He succeeds Stephane Nassau, vice president of compressor sales for Danfoss, who has led the association for the past four years along with outgoing president Claude Blanc.

Blanc’s replacement as president of ASERCOM, the association of European refrigeration and air conditioning component manufacturers, is expected to be announced within the next few weeks.