ALPHARETTA, Ga. — LG Electronics USA has named Kevin McNamara as senior vice president, sales and operations, for LG’s U.S. Air Conditioning Systems business. In addition, Darren Gibula has been promoted to senior director of operations.

McNamara, who leads all aspects of the company’s commercial, residential, and applied air conditioning business in the United States, joined LG Electronics USA in 2011 as vice president of commercial air conditioning. He has more than three decades of industry experience. He previously held key management, sales, and service roles with Carrier, York, Trane, Honeywell, and McQuay.

“Kevin’s leadership has been instrumental in the growth of LG’s award-winning residential and commercial air conditioning systems in the U.S. over the past four years,” said William Cho, president and CEO, LG Electronics USA. “His new position reflects both the critical role he plays at LG and the contributions he makes to the industry as a whole.”

Gibula joined LG Electronics USA in 2011 as director of operations for LG Air Conditioning Systems. He oversees LG’s technical and training teams, inventory management, and customer support functions. Gibula previously led Carrier Corp.’s supply chain and distribution department and has extensive experience in operations management, supply chain management, and customer service.

LG said its variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology and home comfort solutions are making major inroads in the United States where demand for high-performance, flexible HVAC technology continues to grow.

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Publication date: 9/23/2015

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