Additions to Commercial Sales Management Team

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SUWANEE, Ga. - February 17, 2009 - With its continued growth, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division has created four new regional commercial sales positions to assist with the growing demand across the country for our products. These positions will provide sales support in the northeast, south, central and west regions of the country.

"Over the past few years, steady growth in the commercial market and the increased demand for energy efficient air-conditioning and heat pump systems have required a stronger sales presence all over the country," says Bud Nardello, vice president of sales, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. "These four new positions will be integral for capitalizing on opportunities within the United States."

The commercial sales managers are responsible for managing all CITY MULTI® commercial product sales and serve as the single point of contact for a specified sale within their zone.

Each manager will work with architects, engineers, developers and contractors on various projects to assist them in determining the scope of their projects and which equipment will best suit their needs. The managers will also be working with the CITY MULTI sales teams to best coordinate their sales goals and activities.

As the commercial sales manager for the northeast, Ronald Young brings almost 30 years of experience in HVAC sales and nearly 20 years of experience in application engineering and sales team management. Young began his career with Carrier Corporation where he worked in their HVAC product sales and application engineering departments before moving to York International/Johnson Controls, an HVAC manufacturer, in their applied products division. Since 1990, Young has received over 30 quarterly outstanding achievement awards for his work ethic and sales knowledge. Young attended the schools of engineering and business at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

Dennis Cobb brings more than 25 years of HVAC applications experience to his position as southern commercial sales manager. Before joining Mitsubishi Electric HVAC in 2004 as the southern regional manager, Cobb spent five years with Carrier Corporation as one of their territory managers. Cobb has also spent time at Lennox Industries as a territory manager and York International where he was the Florida-based commercial and residential sales manager. As the general manager for St. Petersburg Heating and Air Conditioning, Cobb was responsible for the commercial and residential sales as well as business development. Cobb studied general business at St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Prior to his recent promotion to western commercial sales manager, Jim Benville was the regional manager for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Pacific Northwest area for five years. Before joining the team at Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, Benville was a project engineer/project manager for PAE Consulting Engineers, where he designed HVAC systems for commercial buildings. Previous to this, he spent three years with York International as their product marketing manager where he was responsible for providing field support to the sales team as well as determining price points on products. Jim is a member of ASHRAE, and received both his bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Portland State University, Portland, Ore.

In his promotion to commercial sales manager for the central zone, Will Scott will continue development, promotion and application support of the CITY MULTI product line. Scott has been with Mitsubishi Electric HVAC for over three years, and adds another 11 years combined working with the sales teams at both Carrier Corporation and Trane. Scott earned his bachelors in engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Mo.

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About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For more than 29 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. As a manufacturer member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Mitsubishi Electric HVAC is committed to the effective use of energy through the development of environmentally responsible air-conditioning and heating technology.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) systems, compressors, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers, and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit

In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-series four-way cassette. In 2008, the Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards, in the Forced Air Heating category. CITY MULTI installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2005, CITY MULTI products were named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine and received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest.




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