“I’d like to thank Scott for his many outstanding contributions to LII over the last 12 years, including his leadership of Service Experts since 2003, and wish him a healthy and happy retirement,” said CEO Todd Bluedorn. “Michael’s strong operational focus will help us build upon our solid foundation for growth in Service Experts.”
Blatz most recently served as executive vice president of operations, successfully driving LII’s material savings, factory productivity, and operations excellence initiatives, while also improving safety performance. Prior to joining LII in 2007, Blatz was vice president and general manager for Tyler Refrigeration, a division of Carrier Corp.
Before joining Carrier, Blatz served as director of operations and director of worldwide procurement at Dell Computer Corp. and held engineering and product development roles at Case Corp. Blatz graduated with distinction from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, and later earned an Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.