Windsor Named Rinnai America President
Tankless water-heater manufacturer Rinnai America Corp. promoted Frank Windsor to president of the Peachtree City, Georgia-based company. Windsor joined Rinnai as general manager in 2014 and was later promoted to chief operating officer in 2016. During his time with Rinnai, the company noted Windsor has led major strategic initiatives, including the start of the organization’s North American manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia. The facility produced its first tankless water heater in April 2018, making Rinnai America Corp. the first major tankless water heating brand to manufacture in the United States.
Windsor also has supported the organization’s vision for future growth by leading the expansion of the company’s Peachtree City headquarters, which opened in September 2018, Rinnai added. This year the company will open a state-of-the-art training and innovation center at the headquarters that will be used to develop innovative products for the North American market. With the future in mind, Windsor also established an innovation department in 2018 that combines engineering and product-management teams, and is responsible for developing new product initiatives for existing and new markets, Rinnai explained.
“I am proud to be part of a thriving business that is investing in the growth of the North American Market,” Windsor said. “Our vision is ‘enhancing lives by changing the way water is heated.’ We have a talented team in place and are well positioned to continue to drive the growth of the water heating and space heating categories.”
Noritz acquires PB Heat
Noritz Corp. recently acquired Bally, Pennsylvania-based PB Heat, a provider of Peerless brand high-efficiency cast-iron and stainless steel boilers and Peerless Partner indirect-fired water heaters.
No changes are planned for either PB Heat or Fountain Valley, California-based Noritz America. Both companies are owned by Noritz Corp., and will operate separately and independently as subsidiaries of Noritz Corp. PB Heat will continue to be led by Doug Shuff, president and CEO, and his experienced management team, including Pete Morgan, executive VP, Gary Hainley, VP of engineering, Dave Fuller, controller, Barry Walsh, VP of operations, and Mike McDonnell, VP of marketing and Mid-Atlantic sales. Additionally, the Peerless brand will continue to be marketed and sold independently of Noritz’s branded products.