Southern HVAC Names Benak CEO
Former CEO, Stucky, to retire
MAITLAND, Fla. — Southern HVAC® Corp. named Bryan Benak chief executive officer. Prior to joining Southern HVAC, Benak served as a vice president at Service Experts LLC. Benak is looking to improve on the organization built by Mike Stucky, former CEO and 30-year veteran of the building supplies industry.
“Mike championed expansion efforts and oversaw operations in three states, with more than 400 team members in 10 offices representing seven service brands,” said Charles Stubbs, director, MSouth, Southern HVAC’s parent company. “Recently, Mike decided it was time to turn over the reins and spend more time with family.
“We are excited to share that Bryan Benak will be stepping into the role of CEO of Southern HVAC,” he continued. “Bryan’s experience includes 25 years of operations, sales, and general management expertise, particularly with multi-unit service organizations.”
Benak previously served nine years as part of Service Experts’ executive leadership team, where he supported U.S. operations for more than 70 service locations. Prior to that, he spent 17 years at The ServiceMaster Co., where he had regional and corporate U.S. responsibilities for several of its brands, including Terminix, ARS/Rescue Rooter, and Merry Maids.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Southern HVAC team and look forward to leading this dynamic company into the future,” Benak said. “In the short time since its inception in 2016, Southern HVAC has doubled in size annually through acquisitions and increased market share. We expect to continue our strong revenue trend and eventually service customers throughout the southeastern U.S.”
“Within the past year we have hired impressive finance leadership from global franchisers like Burger King, who have successfully implemented uniform accounting, reporting, I.T., phone and marketing platforms,” said Rob Haines, marketing director. “Now, with Bryan’s sales growth experience, we expect to further our goals with a renewed focus on excellence in sales and operational performance.”
Publication date: 3/18/2019