BREA, Calif. — CoolSys announced that Ed Dunlap is joining the company as its new chief financial officer (CFO). 

“We are excited to have Ed join the CoolSys executive leadership team,” said Adam Coffey, CEO and president of CoolSys. “His unique blend of financial and operations experience working with Fortune 100 companies, as well as in the private equity environment, make him ideally equipped to serve as CoolSys’ CFO. As we accelerate our growth strategy, his M&A expertise will be most valuable.”

As CFO, Dunlap will lead CoolSys’ global finance function, act as the chief financial strategist, and work with the executive leadership team to set overall business strategy. Dunlap brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in finance and large-scale operations to his role as CFO, having worked with a variety of Fortune 100 and private equity companies at all stages of their growth cycles.  He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, and a proven ability to drive growth and strengthen operations. 

Most recently, Dunlap was chief financial officer for Trojan Battery Company, where he led financial operations of the $650 million, private-equity owned company. He also previously held leadership roles with GAP Inc., RJR Nabisco, Pepsico, and B.F. Goodrich. 

“Joining the CoolSys team is a great honor for me,” said Dunlap. “I look forward to leading the company’s financial operations as it enters the next phase of transformative growth and expansion.”

Dunlap succeeds former CFO, Andy Mandell, who will be retiring at the end of September after serving the company for three and a half years.  

“I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to Andy for his years of service,” said Coffey. “He has played an instrumental role in the growth of CoolSys, our numerous acquisitions and our sale to Ares Management. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

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