Goodman Global Group, Inc., Names Chief Executive Officer
HOUSTON -- April 4, 2014
Goodman Global Group, Inc. (Goodman), a leading manufacturer and distributor
of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) products, announced that,
effective April 17, 2014, it has named Takeshi Ebisu the President and Chief
Executive Officer of Goodman and a member of its Board of Directors. Ebisu
brings more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Current
President and Chief Executive Officer, David L. Swift, will continue to
support the Daikin Group in an advisory role and will be taking a consulting
position outside of the industry.
"I am thrilled to become Goodman’s new President and Chief Executive Officer,"
said Ebisu. "Goodman and Daikin are uniquely positioned. When Goodman became a
member of the Daikin Group in 2012, an organization with unrivaled potential
was created. I am very proud to lead the Goodman team in pursuing business
opportunities and serving customers.”
David Swift added, “Daikin has selected an outstanding successor. Mr. Ebisu
has been a key contributor to Daikin and has a firm grasp of Goodman’s
business. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Goodman in late 2012. We
have just concluded an excellent fiscal year which will serve as a solid
foundation for Goodman’s future success. I feel very privileged to have served
as Goodman’s CEO for six years and I look forward to supporting the continued
growth of Daikin in my new advisory role.”
Speaking on behalf of Daikin Industries Ltd., the company's Chief Executive
Officer, Noriyuki Inoue, agreed, “Mr. Ebisu will be an outstanding addition to
the management team at Goodman. While I surely will miss working with Mr.
Swift, I respect his decision. I believe Mr. Ebisu will be a strong leader of
Goodman, building on Mr. Swift’s management philosophy, and contribute to the
success of not only Goodman but the entire Daikin Group globally.”
Ebisu, a native of Hyogo, Japan, was educated at Kyoto University and earned
undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering. Ebisu joined Daikin
in the mechanical engineering laboratory. He has moved quickly and
impressively through the Daikin ranks over the past 25 years. He has held
operational as well as strategy and planning roles, including assignments in
North America. He has led the formation of the medium-term strategic
management plans for the Daikin Group worldwide since 2005. Prior to this
assignment, Ebisu was Executive Vice President, Director, and Member of the
Board for Daikin.
About Daikin Industries
Daikin Industries, Ltd (DIL) is a global Fortune 1000 company with more than
50,000 employees worldwide, making it the number one residential, commercial,
and industrial HVAC manufacturer in the world. Daikin is engaged primarily in
the development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, refrigerants and
other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products. DIL is headquartered in
Osaka, Japan, has manufacturing operations in 18 countries and a sales
presence in more than 90 countries. Additional information about Daikin
Industries is available at www.daikin.com.
About Goodman Global Group
Goodman Global Group, Inc. is a member of the Daikin Group and is one of the
largest manufacturers and distributors of heating, ventilation and air
conditioning products for residential and light commercial customers in North
America. The company’s activities include engineering, manufacturing,
assembling, marketing and distributing an extensive line of HVAC and related
products. Its products are predominantly marketed under the Goodman^® and
Amana^® brand names. All products are sold through a North American
distribution network with nearly 1000 total distribution points comprised of
company-operated distribution centers and exclusive independent distributors.
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Goodman Global Group, Inc.
Rex Anderson, 713-263-5064
Director of Communications
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