Three New Employees Join Mitsubishi Electric HVAC

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Suwanee, Ga. - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, Suwanee, Ga., has added three new staff members to various departments over the past few months, according to William Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC.

"We're excited to continue expanding our work force, as it demonstrates how much our business continues to grow," says Rau. "The experience that these three individuals bring to the table is unmatched and will prove to be a valuable asset not only to our company, but to our customers as well."

Brent Johnson joins the Product Development Group as the CITY MULTI® controls engineer. In his new position, Johnson will be responsible for expanding the CITY MULTI Controls Network (CMCN) by providing field sales support, application design, product integration support and training. Johnson has seven years of experience in the HVAC controls industry, including time at Siemens Building Technologies, Buffalo Grove, Ill., as a design engineer and Convergint Technologies, Norcross, Ga., as a project specialist. He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., and will be based out of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Suwanee office.

John P. Rees joins Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as regional sales manager for the Southern California market. Rees previously worked as the director of the West Region for Pinnacle One Energy Solutions, Tempe, Ariz., and has held a variety of sales positions for other companies in the industry, including APS Energy Services, Phoenix, Ariz., Marley Cooling Tower, Overland Park, Kan. and Southern California Gas Company, San Dimas, Calif. A graduate of California State University at Long Beach, Rees holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and also a master's degree in business administration from the University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif. Rees is based out of Placentia, Calif.

David Hazel will be the northeast region area manager for Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. Hazel will be responsible for working with distribution branches and territory managers to train and build the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer base in the New England and Metro New York area. For the last seven years, Hazel has worked in residential sales and sales management positions with Victory Heating & Air Conditioning, Bellingham, Mass., a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dealer. This background in residential sales will enable him to train Mitsubishi's network of dealers to become more successful with Mitsubishi Electric products. Based in Manchester, N.H., Hazel serves as a Board Member and President of the New England Chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

For 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 continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Diamond Alliance™ program, a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to coordinate Mitsubishi Electric, distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) systems, 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 2004 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. Additionally, in 2003 and 2004, the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) recognized Mitsubishi Electric HVAC for achieving a 100 percent success rate for the Mr. Slim product for three consecutive years. In 2005, CITY MULTI was named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine.