PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Nortek Inc. announced the appointment of Bruno Biasiotta as chief operating officer, air management. In this newly appointed role, Biasiotta will report to Nortek's president and chief executive officer, Michael J. Clarke, and assume responsibility for the Residential & Commercial HVAC (RCH) and Custom & Commercial Air Solutions (CAS) businesses. Group presidents Dave LaGrand (RCH) and Mark DeVincent (CAS) will report to Biasiotta.

Biasiotta brings to Nortek over 25 years of industrial and technology experience having served in several senior-level management positions. Together with LaGrand and DeVincent, Biasiotta will focus on competitive positioning and long-term strategy for Nortek's two businesses that serve the HVAC market with combined 2015 net sales of $1 billion.

“We’re excited about the potential and direction of our RCH and CAS businesses,” said Clarke. “We have directed significant resources at positioning these businesses for improved performance including streamlining our operations and product lines, relocating production to Mexico, and introducing new products and implementing go-to-market strategies. Importantly, through our Reznor acquisition, we’ve begun to bridge these two segments’ offerings, providing a unique platform from which to build upon.”

Clarke continued, “With Bruno on board, we look forward to taking these businesses to the next level. Bruno will be instrumental in leading the businesses further down the path towards operational excellence while at the same time utilizing the combined capabilities of both to leverage our channels and further expand our product offerings, particularly those that address the light commercial and commercial markets.”

Biasiotta said, “I’m excited to join the Nortek team and look forward to working closely with Dave and Mark to continue driving operational excellence and enhancing customer value across the businesses. Nortek’s air management solutions address important needs in varying segments of the HVAC market and I look forward to leveraging the Nortek platform to explore additional opportunities. I am excited about the future growth prospects of these important businesses.”

For more information, visit

Publication date: 4/29/2016

Want more HVAC industry news and information? Join The NEWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn today!