Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division Promotes John Gabilondo to Vice President of Operations

SUWANEE, Ga., March 6, 2014 – Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), America's No. 1 selling brand of ductless cooling and heating systems, announced the appointment of John Gabilondo as vice president of operations.

John Gabliondo was appointed Vice President of Operations by Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division.In this role, Gabilondo directs the division's efforts to exceed business goals throughout all levels of customer support and service, inventory planning, warehouse operations and both the domestic and overseas supply chain. He is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of enhanced operational practices, in addition to serving as a liaison to other functions within the organization.

"We're pleased to have someone with John's dedication and expertise leading our operations team," says Allan Dziwoki, senior vice president, sales, marketing and operations, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division. "John's leadership, experience and proven track record within our organization will serve to benefit us as we continue to strengthen and expand our efforts."

Throughout his 19-year tenure with the Cooling & Heating Division, Gabilondo has developed and led strategic initiatives for the division's infrastructure, operations and logistics and supply chain. He has played a central role in the implementation of improved management systems, accountability programs and financial growth across all facets of the organization. Before joining Mitsubishi Electric in 1995, Gabilondo oversaw operations and customer relations at Graco, Inc., Los Angeles, Parker & Sons Publishing, Los Angeles and Zale Corporation, Dallas.

"I'm honored to accept this position and continue my career within a company that is dedicated to providing its customers with superior HVAC solutions," says Gabilondo. "I look forward to building on and developing the division's operational infrastructure to further support our planned growth."

Gabilondo holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

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About Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division

Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) is headquartered in Suwanee, Ga. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading marketer of ductless 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. Mitsubishi Electric expanded its product line with VRF zoning heat pump systems using INVERTER technology to offer simultaneous cooling and heating capabilities. Mitsubishi Electric also offers compressors and a full line of air-conditioning accessories. The division's HVAC products have won numerous awards for innovation and excellence, including a 2014 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management, appliance DESIGN's 2013 Excellence in Design Bronze Award, a 2013 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management, a 2012 Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products, a 2012 Record Products Award from Architectural Record and a 2012 BuildingGreen Top-10 Products Award for ductless and VRF systems. More information is available at www.mehvac.com and at Mitsubishi Electric's blog, www.mehvac-blog.com. Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division is also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

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