Lennox International (LII) said today it appointed Todd M. Bluedorn CEO, effective April 2, 2007. Bluedorn will succeed Bob Schjerven, who announced in September 2006 that he would retire.
Bluedorn was also appointed to the LII board of directors effective April 2, taking the seat that will be vacated by Schjerven.
Most recently Bluedorn served as president, Americas for Otis Elevator Company, a division of United Technologies Corporation. His career at UTC, which began in 1995, encompassed several senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including leadership within UTC's HVAC business, Carrier Corporation.
“Todd is an excellent and exciting appointment for LII CEO,” said Rich Thompson, LII chairman. “He has in-depth global knowledge of product development, manufacturing, marketing, and sourcing, as well as highly successful direct experience in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning industry. We welcome his proven drive to face challenges and succeed as we move forward with our plans for continued growth.”
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