Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division Names Vice President, Residential Business

SUWANEE, Georgia, May 14, 2015Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), North America’s leading marketer of advanced cooling and heating systems for commercial and residential applications, announced the hiring of Steve O’Brien as vice president, residential business.

 In this role, O’Brien will provide expertise and direction to the U.S. residential team and work closely with Tom Dowling, vice president, commercial business, on overall strategy execution.  He will oversee directors in the division’s six residential business units, managing communication between the regional teams to ensure all core business operations are unified and in line with corporate business goals.

 “We’re confident that the business strategies Steve develops will strengthen valuable relationships, generate sustainable revenue and expand market share for our residential HVAC sector,” says Shuji Morisaki, executive vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division.

 O’Brien previously worked at Regal Beloit, Beloit, Wisconsin, as vice president and business leader. He managed the company’s Marathon & Century motor and control business – a division of the $3.7 billion global manufacturer of electric motors and controls, generators and power transmission equipment. He joined Regal Beloit when it acquired A.O. Smith Electrical Products Company (A.O. Smith), Tipp City, Ohio, in 2011. Prior to the acquisition, O’Brien was with A.O. Smith for more than a decade.

 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.

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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 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 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award from ASHRAE, a 2015 Money-Saving Products Award from BUILDINGS, a 2014 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management, a 2014 Dealer Design Gold Award from ACH&R News, a 2014 Best of Building Award from U.S. Green Building Council and Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 2014 Product of the Year Silver Award. More information is available at www.mehvac.com and at Mitsubishi Electric’s blog, www.mehvac-blog.com. Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division is also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.  

Media Contact: Rob Byrd
Griffin & Company, Inc.
888/420-0256 ext. 121

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