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.



Takayuki Inoue

Takayuki Inoue

Daikin (Waller, Texas) named Takayuki “Taka” Inoue as executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer (CSMO) of Goodman/Daikin North America.

Brett Boyum

Brett Boyum

Uponor North America (Apple Valley, Minnesota) named Brett Boyum vice president of marketing and offerings and a member of the company’s senior management committee.

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (Suwanee, Georgia) recently honored BellSimons Companies (Hartford, Connecticut) with the 2019 Diamond Service Group (DSG) Of The Year Award for the Northeast and the 2019 Crowning Achievement Award.

United Enertech Holdings LLC (Chattanooga, Tennessee) acquired Evergreen UV LLC (Memphis, Tennessee).

Carrier Global Corporation (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) announced that its OptiClean Dual-Mode Air

Scrubber & Negative Air Machine has been named as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020.



Wright Sales Company (Upland, California) was named as NAVAC’s (Lyndhurst, New Jersey) manufacturer’s representative in California, Nevada, and Hawaii.

Universal Power (Coppell, Texas) has been named Russelectric’s (Hingham, Massachusetts) manufacturer’s representative for Northern California (Monterey, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo) and Nevada (all counties except Clark, Elko, and Eureka).



Chris Schulken

Chris Schulken

CoolSys (Brea, California) named Chris Schulken as chief operating officer. He will oversee day-to-day administrative and operational functions.



Homans Associates LLC (Wilmington, Massachusetts) announced that Dasco Supply (Whippany, New Jersey) will become part of the Homans brand and will operate as one combined business.



XOi Technologies (Nashville, Tennesee) named Michael Kerstein as the company’s vice president of product. Kerstein will lead XOi’s product organization.

ServiceTitan (Glendale, California) announced it ranked 154 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. ServiceTitan grew 773% during the 2020 ranking’s qualifying three-year period, 2016 to 2019.