ATLANTA — Rheem announced its partnership with Plug and Play. Rheem joined as an ecosystem partner for the Plug and Play Internet of Things vertical.

As an ecosystem partner, Rheem will work with Plug and Play startups to enrich the organization’s mission to deliver a greater degree of comfort for customers through customizable solutions, smart home technology, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability across its products, processes, and people.

“We are very excited that Rheem, one of the largest manufacturers of water heaters and HVAC equipment in the U.S., is joining our IoT program here in Silicon Valley,” said Sobhan Khani, vice president of Plug and Play. “Digitization is affecting all industries — the home and the office are no different. By combining the power of Plug and Play’s innovation platforms with Rheem’s leadership in the HVAC industry, we aim to bring in new technologies for homeowners and corporations.”

“We are equally excited to partner with Plug and Play to further our global innovation strategy,” said Chris Peel, president and chief executive officer of Rheem.  “We have a tremendous opportunity to lead the industries that we serve with the most innovative air and water solutions. This partnership will allow us to accelerate our investments in industry-leading technologies that provide true benefits to our customers.”

“At Rheem, we are a committed innovation leader in our industry,” said Chee Wee Gan, vice president global strategy, Rheem. “By partnering with creative startups and thought leaders in technology and HVAC, we will identify key trends as they emerge and accelerate our pace of innovation to deliver the best solutions and experiences for our customers globally.”

Publication date: 7/1/2019

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