EASTON, Md. — The Whalen Co., a manufacturer of HVAC vertical stack riser heat-exchanger fan coil units and water-source heat pumps, announced the promotion and addition of key employees.

Christopher Murphy was promoted to vice president and CFO. In this position, Murphy is responsible for reporting financial information, overseeing the company’s capital structure, and economic strategy and forecasting.

Craig Wanner was promoted from vice president of operations to COO. In this position, Wanner is responsible for the overall operational efficiency of the company and in carrying out its strategic goals. He will support sales and marketing by providing the necessary resources to promote the Whalen brand.

James Correa was promoted from director of manufacturing to vice president of manufacturing. Correa’s new responsibilities include overseeing material planning and purchasing, increasing production efficiency for new equipment and aftermarket products through acquisition of new equipment, promotion of Whalen capabilities through contractor and job site visits, and mentoring of current production staff for future growth potential.

Jeff Smith was promoted from design engineer to director of engineering. In his new role, he will work to streamline the design cycle as well as implement increased quality procedures. He will also evaluate and provide engineering with the appropriate manpower and tools to support sales and manufacturing and build on product quality improvement programs.

Tony Landers was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Landers will continue to drive the marketing efforts and begin to work to aggressively grow sales by focusing on key strategic market segments.

Evie Sibert joined The Whalen Co. as marketing manager. Sibert will focus on all advertising and public relation activities to generate sales leads and build the Whalen brand name in the HVAC industry.

Brad Blood also joined The Whalen Co. as marketing communication manager. Blood will focus on expanding sales collateral as well as Web development, including search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) to raise the awareness of the company on the Internet.

Tom Delaney remains CEO and will focus efforts on driving new product development or product acquisition to expand the footprint of The Whalen Co. in the marketplace.

“These promotions help us realize the goal of establishing a robust organizational structure — one that is keenly focused on evaluating and implementing opportunities for the expansion of our product offerings and the growth of our company,” Delaney said. “We remain committed to finding new ways to improve the operational efficiencies of customers who rely on us to provide the best possible HVAC solutions.”

Publication date: 11/2/2015 

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