For your information news briefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.



Lennox Industries Inc. (Richardson, Texas) has announced a 3 to 6 percent price increase on all unitary residential and commercial heating and cooling products, effective January 1, 2020.

Aaon Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) announced a price increase of 5 percent on select large commercial and applied HVAC equipment, effective December 5, 2019.

Ingersoll Rand (Davidson, North Carolina) announced an average price increase from 3 to 7 percent on select residential HVAC applied and unitary equipment and supplies, effective January 1, 2020.



JB Industries (Aurora, Illinois) completed its acquisition of C&D Valve (Oklahoma City).

Russelectric (Hingham, Massachusetts) announced that The Mission Critical Management  Group has been named Russelectric manufacturer’s representative for the state of Georgia.

Comprehensive Energy Services Inc. (Orlando, Florida) named Michael O’ Hare to executive vice president.

Aquatherm (Lindon, Utah) named Michael LeBlanc head of its newly created operations department. He joined Aquatherm in 2014 and had been the company’s regional sales manager in the Southeast region.

Thermal Transfer Products (Racine, Wisconsin) is celebrating 50 years in business.

Ice Air (Mt. Vernon, New York) announced that four of its vertical stack water source heat pump products have now earned AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute) certification.



Mechanical Supply Co. Inc. (Fenton, Missouri) is celebrating their 65th anniversary and has named Jon Stanley its vice president of sales.



Thomas McElwrath

Thomas McElwrath

Smart Care Equipment Solutions (Saint Paul, Minnesota) named Thomas McElwrath, former district manager – Seattle/Portland, to area manager – West.

Trane (Davidson, North Carolina) was named Green Company of the Year, and Holly Paeper, Trane’s data center general manager and vice president of marketing, was named Enterprise Woman of the Year by The Business Intelligence Group (Beverly, New Jersey).



Setter (San Francisco) named Ambles Kwok the company’s new chief technology officer.



ServiceTitan (Glendale, California) has announced that Cassio Goldschmidt, the company’s information security chief, has been named Senior Information Security Professional of 2019 by the (ISC)².

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