Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. has named Maria Downes as its newest HVAC systems national account manager. 

Downes will manage several of Friedrich’s top HVAC market distributor accounts and develop new business opportunities.

 “Maria is a welcomed addition to the Friedrich family,” said Wink Chapman, vice president of sales and marketing at Friedrich. “She brings a fresh, business-oriented approach to our team, in addition to an impressive history of sales success.”

Prior to joining Friedrich, Downes spent more than five years working for Whirlwind Corp., where she held a variety of sales and management positions.