NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Comfort Supply announced that Steve Foutch has joined the company as executive vice president (EVP). Foutch has more than 29 years of experience in the HVAC industry, both residential and commercial.
As EVP, Foutch will oversee all seven Comfort Supply locations in Middle Tennessee as well as the company’s commercial department within the corporate office. His other responsibilities include developing plans and strategies for business development, managing customer and vendor relationships, coordinating sales training programs, and overseeing branch managers.
“Steve is a seasoned professional and a strong leader with tremendous business acumen,” said Comfort Supply President Clay Blevins. “We are confident he will be an asset to our team and are thrilled to have him with us.”
Foutch previously worked at Lennox Industries. He joined Lennox in 2004 as a regional business manager and was promoted to district manager in 2006. He was named zone manager in 2009 and served in that position for 11 years, overseeing 12 of the company’s distribution locations. During his time at Lennox, he received several awards, including Zone Manager of the Year in 2010 and 2019 and the Lennox Top Gun Award in 2010 through 2014 and 2018.
Prior to his time at Lennox, Foutch worked in Texas for a number of HVAC manufacturers and suppliers. He served as an area sales manager for Comfort Supply Incorporated (a division of Watsco), a regional sales manager for Lindab Incorporated and Krueger, and a district sales manager for Research Products Corporation.
Foutch earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.