Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Names Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

SUWANEE, Georgia, April 18, 2017Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), a leading manufacturer of Zoned Comfort Solutions and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, announced that Steve O’Brien has been promoted to senior vice president of sales, marketing and supply chain management.

In this role, O’Brien is responsible for the residential and commercial businesses, including marketing, business units and end-to-end supply chain. He will continue to provide expertise and direction to the U.S. residential team and work closely with Tom Dowling, vice president, commercial business, and Guillermo Juvera, vice president, supply chain management, on overall strategy execution. Some of the programs O’Brien oversees include training, high performance building, strategic accounts and product planning.

“Steve has been a tremendous asset and leader to our residential team over the past two years and we’re confident that he will continue to strengthen and grow our business in the three sectors he now oversees,” says Mark Kuntz, senior vice president and deputy general manager, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division.

O’Brien joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2015 as vice president, residential business, where he oversaw directors in the division’s five residential business units and managed communication between the regional teams to ensure all core business operations are unified and align with corporate business goals.

O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the State University of New York College at Potsdam, Potsdam, New York, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

 About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading marketer of Zoned Comfort Solutions™ and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air-conditioning and heating technology in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 1982, Mitsubishi Electric introduced its state-of-the-art, ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in North America and later expanded its product line with VRF zoning heat pump systems using INVERTER technology to offer simultaneous cooling and heating capabilities. The division also offers compressors and a full line of air-conditioning accessories. Mitsubishi Electric products have won more than 58 innovation and excellence awards, including the 2015 Record Products Award from Architectural Record, a 2015 ACH&R News Dealer Design Award, a 2016 Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products, a 2016 Money-Saving Products Award from BUILDINGS, a 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award from ASHRAE, a 2016 College Planning & Management New Product of the Year Award and a 2016 School Planning & Management New Product of the Year Award. More information is available at www.mehvac.com and at Mitsubishi Electric’s blog. Mitsubishi Electric is also on FacebookTwitterPinterest and YouTube

In addition to cooling and heating products, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, factory automation products and services, elevators and escalators, solar modules, electric utility products and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have roughly 31 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

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