Brief news items on financials, promotions, new hires, awards, special projects, etc., in the heating and cooling industry.

People in the news

  • Weil-McLain named Robert Grussing as its new president. He succeeds Tom May, who is retiring after 20 years of service. Grussing is the former senior vice president/business development and strategic planning of Volvo Trucks North America.

  • Rheem Manufacturing's Air Conditioning Division named Charles Holt as vice president/operations and Gary K. Hale as vice president/human resources. Holt spent his last 13 years at a major HVAC company. Hale formerly served as director/human resources for TRW Commercial Steering Division.

  • The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute appointed William G. Sutton as its president. He succeeds Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr., who is retiring Dec. 31 after eight years as ARI president.

Reading material

  • Honeywell's new "Energy Conservation with Comfort Manual and Handbook" is a step-by-step guide to setting up an energy conservation program. For a free copy and names of authorized distributors in your area, send an e-mail to or call 800/345-6770, ext. 435.

  • The Canadian Hydronics Council of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating has shipped more than 80 copies of the new CSA B214-01 code, "Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Systems." To order your copy, go to CIPH's Web site at