Danfoss named new appointments at Danfoss Drives.

Richard Hatcher

Danfoss named Richard Hatcher vice president HVAC sales at Danfoss Drives, where he will be responsible for all North American sales of HVACR variable frequency drive products and also named Patrick Appleby vice president industry sales at Danfoss Drives. Appleby will be responsible for industrial OEM and distribution sales.

Hatcher has more than eight years’ experience with General Electric. During most of his time there, he had North American leadership responsibility for GE drive sales through 45 manufacturers reps in 47 states. Most recently Hatcher was the regional sales manager for Microwave Data Systems in the oil and gas market. Prior to that he was vice president with Champion Process, a company he co-founded in the engineered industrial equipment business supporting the chemical, oil and gas markets.

Patrick Appleby

Appleby comes to Danfoss with more than 20 years of experience with General Electric in a variety of capacities.  Most recently he was the North American distribution sales manager for GE motors. Prior to that, he held the positions of national account manager and industrial OEM market manager.