|Danfoss welcomed the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County to its facility in Tallahassee to discuss the impact of research and development and manufacturing operations on the local economy. Pictured from left to right: City Commissioner Curtis Richardson; County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley; Paul Dean, vice president, operations, Danfoss; Ricardo Schneider, president and CEO, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors; David Ramsey, vice chair, Leon County Research and Development Authority; Cecilia Homison, incoming chair, Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, and CEO, First Commerce Credit Union; Kyle Touchstone, executive vice president, Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County; and Dr. Gary Ostrander, vice president of research, Florida State University.
Danfoss was recently named by the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County as a featured business as part of the council’s “Made in Tallahassee: Produced Regionally, Sold Globally" initiative.
The initiative is a public awareness campaign that focuses on the important role that the research and development, manufacturing, software development, and technology industries play in the success of the local economy. Danfoss engineers and manufactures its Turbocor oil-free, magnetic bearing, variable-speed centrifugal compressors in Tallahassee for customers around the world.
“Danfoss is a great example of what business recruitment looks like for a community,” said Kyle Touchstone, executive vice president of the Economic Development Council. “Since moving to our community, they have been able to expand and excel. They illustrate what close partnerships with the local universities can provide to a company including valuable research and development along with a highly skilled talent pipeline.”
“Danfoss is honored to be recognized by the Economic Development Council in their Made in Tallahassee initiative,” said Ricardo Schneider, president and CEO, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors. “As the pioneer and worldwide leader of oil-free magnetic bearing compressor technology, we have strong collaboration and cooperation with Florida State University, which allows us to continue our research and development of this revolutionary technology.”
Publication date: 6/8/2015