Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division Promotes Mark Kuntz to Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Engineering

SUWANEE, Georgia, June 18, 2014 – Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), America's No. 1 selling brand of ductless cooling and heating systems, announces the promotion of Mark Kuntz (pictured right) from vice president, marketing and engineering solutions, to senior vice president, product strategy and engineering, effective immediately.

A photograph of Mark Kuntz, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Engineering In his new role, Kuntz will provide strategic and operational leadership to the product planning, product marketing, in-market product developmOEM solutions and industry/government relations 

functions. He'll oversee the cdesign and development of all division products and engineered solutions as head of the Engineering Center, Mitsubishi Electric's 35-person, Atlanta-based team focusing oNorth American market. This includes establishing a seamless process for new prodevelopment and strengthening product design. Kuntz will also lead the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, alliances and more.

"Over the past four years at Mitsubishi Electric, Mark has demonstrated a single focus on and commitment to advancing both the company's and our customers' key objectives," offered Shuji Morisaki, executive vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division. "This commitment will continue as Mark guides Mitsubishi Electric in a number of areas with an eye onthe marketplace, creating new products and expanding growth opportunities."

Kuntz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1984 from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California and received his master's degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in 1998. He is professional engineer licensed by the state of California, a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and A/C Engineers, a board member of the Green Building Initiative and a LEED® Accredited Professional.

Shuji Morisaki (pictured right) was also promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, effective June 16. Morisaki joined the division 

A photo of Shuji Morisaki, executive vice president, Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division

April 2013. Since that time he has overseen Mitsubishi Electric's continued solid growth trajectory.

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About Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division

Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia. 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 atwww.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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