Mitsubishi Welcomes New Employees

Friday, August 10, 2007

SUWANEE, Ga. - August 10, 2007 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, Suwanee, Ga., has added five new staff members to various departments over the past few months.

"By adding these new employees, and the experience they bring, we are strengthening each department within Mitsubishi, providing our customers with the best possible resources and service and continuing to maintain our position as the industry leader in innovation," says William Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division.

Joe Bush brings almost 25 years of application support experience in the HVAC industry to his new position as CITY MULTI® application specialist. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Bush worked as a private consultant, while also leading product development and application support for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Roseland, N.J. Bush holds an associate's degree in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration technology from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.

Norman Pennant joins Mitsubishi as a CITY MULTI controls engineer. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Pennant worked as an engineer in the automotive industry, while also serving as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Pennant holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Missouri/Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

Steve Jones joins the sales team as central zone area manager, operating out of Houston, and covering CITY MULTI in Louisiana and Texas. Jones is responsible for working with distribution branches and territory managers to train and build the Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer base in the Central Zone. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Jones worked as product sales manager for a national HVAC company located in Newport News, Va., and also as regional sales manager for Solar Supply, Lake Charles, La. He attended both West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W.Va., and McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La., focusing on business management and economics.

Pedro Carres joins Mitsubishi as southern zone area manager, overseeing sales of both CITY MULTI and Mr. Slim® products in the region. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Carres worked as Southeast, Mexico and Caribbean regional sales manager for Fujitsu General America, Inc., Fairfield, N.J., and also as sales manager for the Latin American Division of Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc., New York, N.Y. Carres holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University, Miami.

Russ Gallas joins Mitsubishi as area sales manager responsible for Mr. Slim products in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Gallas worked as regional sales manager and as a technical service advisor for a national HVAC company located in St. Louis, Mo. Gallas holds an associate's degree in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration from Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, Mo.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For more than 27 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 www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments
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 products received a Bronze Award in ACH&R News' Dealer Design Awards contest and CITY MULTI products received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category in 2005 for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. In 2005, the CITY MULTI products were named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Building Magazine.