LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. - Fedders Corp. announced changes to the structure of its management team. As part of its continuing transformation from a company solely focused on the North American room air conditioner market to a diverse, multinational organization focused on the broader air treatment industry, the company is implementing the following changes: Michael Giordano, formerly executive vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer, was elected president of Fedders Corp. Robert Laurent Jr., formerly executive vice president, acquisitions and alliances, and previously chief financial officer for 10 years, was elected executive vice president, finance and acquisitions, and chief financial officer. Michael Etter was elected president of a new strategic business unit, Fedders Global Sourcing Solutions. Kent Hansen was elected executive vice president, administration, and secretary. Rick Essex was promoted to president, Fedders International. Dr. C.P. Ho was promoted to president, Fedders Indoor Air Quality. Chuck Weber was promoted to president, Melcor Corp. Warren Emley was promoted to senior vice president, Operations-Fedders International. Nancy DiGiovanni, treasurer, has assumed additional responsibility for financial services and was promoted to vice president and treasurer. Greg Ottalagano was promoted to vice president, customer service for residential HVAC.
Publication date: 11/29/2004