Goodman Names Takeshi Ebisu as CEO
Ebisu brings more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Current president and CEO, David Swift, will continue to support the Daikin Group in an advisory role and will be taking a consulting position outside of the industry.
“I am thrilled to become Goodman’s new president and chief executive officer,” said Ebisu. “Goodman and Daikin are uniquely positioned. When Goodman became a member of the Daikin Group in 2012, an organization with unrivaled potential was created. I am very proud to lead the Goodman team in pursuing business opportunities and serving customers.”
Swift added: “Daikin has selected an outstanding successor. Mr. Ebisu has been a key contributor to Daikin and has a firm grasp of Goodman’s business. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Goodman in late 2012. We have just concluded an excellent fiscal year, which will serve as a solid foundation for Goodman’s future success. I feel very privileged to have served as Goodman’s CEO for six years and I look forward to supporting the continued growth of Daikin in my new advisory role.”
Speaking on behalf of Daikin Industries Ltd., company CEO, Noriyuki Inoue agreed: “Mr. Ebisu will be an outstanding addition to the management team at Goodman.While I surely will miss working with Mr. Swift, I respect his decision. I believe Mr. Ebisu will be a strong leader of Goodman, building on Mr. Swift’s management philosophy, and will contribute to the success of not only Goodman but the entire Daikin Group globally.”
Ebisu, a native of Hyogo, Japan, was educated at Kyoto Universityand earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering.Ebisu joined Daikin in the mechanical engineering laboratory. He has moved quickly through the Daikin ranks over the past 25 years. He has held operational as well as strategic and planning roles, including assignments in North America. He has led the formation of the medium-term strategic management plans for the Daikin Group worldwide since 2005.Prior to this assignment, Ebisu was executive vice president, director, and member of the board for Daikin.