Geothermal green HVAC equipment manufacturer WaterFurnace International has a new president and CEO.

John C. Thomas is the company’s new head. He takes over for interim CEO Fred Andriano.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome John to the NIBE family as president and chief executive officer of WaterFurnace International Inc.,” said Kjell Ekermo, chairman of the WaterFurnace Group. “I am especially pleased that he hails not only from Fort Wayne but also has deep roots within Regal Beloit, an important supplier that has served WaterFurnace well for many years.”

In addition to Regal Beloit, Thomas has had a long HVAC market career with General Electric.