Promotions Within Mitsubishi Electric HVAC

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Suwanee, Ga. - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, Suwanee, Ga., has promoted three staff members in the training, marketing and sales departments over the past few months, according to William Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division.

"These individuals have been integral in our unprecedented growth over the past few years," says Rau. "Their extensive experience with our full line of products is unmatched and they will continue to play a vital role in maintaining our position as the industry leader in innovation."

A Mitsubishi goal is to continue to enhance and expand both sales and service training. To support that goal, Ken Brown has been promoted to division training manager. Brown is responsible for leading a formalized, central training function within the division, including establishing standards for development and delivery, applying new standards, providing guidance for redesigning existing training programs and achieving Authorized CEU Provider status through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Brown worked for 10 years as a technical writer and instructional designer in both the software and telecommunications industries, and for five years as an adjunct instructor of psychology at Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Ga. Brown graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and holds two master of science degrees, one in experimental psychology from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., and one in technical and professional communication from Southern Polytechnic State University.

Paul Doppel has been appointed director of factory liaison and government affairs. Doppel, who joined Mitsubishi in 2002 as a brand manager, heads a new and exciting department focused on promoting new technology and concepts, while continuing to advance the latest technology shown in Mitsubishi's product offering. Additionally, Doppel is responsible for working with various organizations such as the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), utility companies, state governments and green building groups. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Doppel worked for 10 years with Amana Heating & Air Conditioning, Houston, Texas, and retired from the United States Army Reserves after 30 years of service. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, N.Y.

Mitsubishi also has promoted Barbara Renaud to marketing communications manager. In her new role, Renaud handles public relations, external and internal communications, and assists with relationship marketing programs, departmental operations and project planning. Renaud previously served as marketing specialist. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Renaud worked in the strategic events department for The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga., overseeing special projects, events and trade shows. Renaud is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, with a bachelor of science degree in journalism.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

For more than 25 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. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

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) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure room air purification systems, 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


A 2006 survey by ACH&R News listed Mitsubishi Electric as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2004, Mr. Slim received a Bronze Award in ACH&R News' Dealer Design Awards contest and CITY MULTI received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category in 2005 for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. In 2005, CITY MULTI was named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine.

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