Nortek Names Kris Holla as Chief Sales Officer, Data Center Products
Seasoned Executive Brings Wide-Ranging Expertise in Data Centers, Computing
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 3, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), a
global diversified company with leading brands and innovative,
technology-driven products and solutions for residential and commercial
applications, today announced that Kris Holla, 53, has been appointed Chief
Sales Officer, Data Center Products. In this newly created position, Holla
will be responsible for developing and expanding Nortek's presence in the
mission critical data center and server markets.
"A crucial aspect of our business strategy is growing Nortek in new markets
that complement our existing product lines," said Michael J. Clarke, Chief
Executive Officer. "The addition of Kris Holla to our senior leadership team
demonstrates our commitment to achieving this goal. Kris brings to Nortek an
extensive record of sales and marketing leadership in the rapidly expanding
data center market, which we believe offers significant growth potential for
Holla has over 27 years of experience in a wide range of industries largely
focused on data centers, computing and telecommunications.
He was formerly Chief Sales Officer at TALIS Group, a major supplier of valve
technology and fittings. Prior to that, Holla was President and CEO of NxGen
Modular, a specialty manufacturer of turnkey modular mission critical
buildings and assemblies for the data center industry. In addition, Holla
worked for ten years as Executive Vice President and CSO for a division of
Emerson Electric's Network Power business, primarily focused on data center
Holla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from
National Institute of Engineering, India, and a Master of Science degree in
Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University. In addition, he has
completed executive education courses at several top U.S. business schools.
Nortek* is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands
deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven
products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. The
Company's broad array of offerings includes audio/video and security
solutions, digital display mounting solutions, ventilation products such as
range hoods and bathroom fans, heating and cooling products, and air
*As used herein, the term "Nortek" refers to Nortek, Inc., together with its
subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise. This term is used for
convenience only and is not intended as a precise description of any of the
separate corporations, each of which manages its own affairs.
Edward J. Cooney
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
SOURCE Nortek, Inc.
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