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2019-01-03
RHEEM® ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES TO SUPPORT GLOBAL AIR AND WATER STRATEGY

RHEEM® ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES TO SUPPORT 

GLOBAL AIR AND WATER STRATEGY

 

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2019 – Rheem® recently announced the realignment of its business units in support of its global air and water growth strategy, and today the company is announcing key leadership appointments within the new organizational structure. These organizational changes will position Rheem for future growth and expansion.

 

Mike Branson Named President, Air

Mike Branson has been promoted to President, Air effective January 1, 2019. Mike Branson joined Rheem in 2010 as the leader of Rheem’s Advanced Technology Integration team. As Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Air Conditioning Division since 2015, Mike and the Air leadership team have grown the business through a focus on customers, quality, innovation and sustainability.

 

Rich Bendure Named President, Water

Rich Bendure has been promoted to President, Water effective January 1, 2019. Rich Bendure joined Rheem as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Water Heater Division in 2014. During his tenure, Rich, along with the entire Water leadership team, has

grown the business through a focus on developing and executing strategies to enhance the Water Heater Division’s sales, product and engineering platforms.

 

“I’m very pleased to announce the recent appointments of Mike Branson and Rich Bendure to President, Air and President, Water, respectively,”said Chris Peel, President and CEO of Rheem. “Their exceptional leadership and vision have been instrumental in the development and execution of Rheem’s global growth strategy. I look forward to supporting them in their expanded roles with the resources and tools they need to be successful in the years ahead.” 

 

To learn more, visit Rheem.com. 

 

 

 

About Rheem 

Founded in 1925, Rheem®innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Today, Rheem is America’s #1 water heating brand, and its products are available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd.®of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart®and EverHotas well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone®and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.

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