USA: Michael Schwartz, CEO of Daikin Applied Americas, is the new chairman of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Schwartz, who has been Daikin CEO since 2011, replaces John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America.
The officers and executive committee is now completed by Ron Duncan, president, Magic Aire (vice chairman), Kevin Wheeler, AO Smith (vice chairman), Megan Fellinger, president and CEO, Morrison Products (treasurer), John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America (past chairman)
The board of directors comprises:
Kevin Beckett, president, R W Beckett
Gary Bedard, EVP, president, and COO Worldwide Refrigeration, Lennox
Mike Branson, president, Rheem Manufacturing Co
Bruce Carnevale, president and CEO, Bradford White Corp
Chris Nelson, president, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems
Joe Oliveri, VP and GM Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls
Brent Schroeder, president air conditioning business, Emerson
Donny Simmons, president, commercial HVACR, Ingersoll Rand
John Swann, president, Weil-McLain
John Thomas, president and CEO, WaterFurnace.