Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.) appointed Mark J. Bulanda president of White-Rodgers. Bulanda joins White-Rodgers from Emerson’s corporate office, where he was vice president of planning. Bulanda will now be responsible for overseeing growth of the White-Rodgers business and will be charged with advancing White-Rodgers® product and technology offerings to support the industry and the Emerson Climate Technologies strategy.
“Mark brings with him 10 years of experience within Emerson, in areas that include general management, marketing and engineering,” said Tom Bettcher, executive vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies. “His experience within Emerson divisions and across all of its business platforms provides a strong foundation that will complement our new initiatives across Emerson Climate Technologies.”
“White-Rodgers has accomplished a number of impressive milestones over the past few years and has proven itself to be a very valuable partner to the HVAC/R industry,” Bulanda said. “As part of Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers has offered products and solutions that help our customers differentiate themselves and enhance their reputations. I’m looking forward to building upon these achievements.”
Bulanda joined Emerson in 1985 and has served as vice president of marketing, president of Ventilation Products and vice president and general manager of Air Moving Motors. He became Emerson’s corporate vice president of planning in 2002. Bulanda holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the GMI Engineering and Management Institute and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Bulanda replaces Earle Weaver, who served as president of White-Rodgers since 1999. Weaver was promoted to the position of president of Liebert North America, a part of Emerson Network Power. Emerson Network Power is also a business of Emerson.
Emerson Climate Technologies is a global leader in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. White-Rodgers is a provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls, electronic and media air cleaners, and humidifiers, since 1937.
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