DALLAS, March 19 /CNW/ -- Lennox International (NYSE: LII) has appointed
Todd M. Bluedorn chief executive officer, effective April 2, 2007. Bluedorn
will succeed Bob Schjerven, who announced his pending retirement in September,
2006. Bluedorn was also appointed to the LII board of directors effective
April 2, taking the seat that will be vacated by Schjerven.
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Most recently Bluedorn served as President, Americas for Otis Elevator
Company, a division of United Technologies Corporation.
"Todd is an excellent and exciting appointment for LII CEO," said Rich
Thompson, LII chairman. "He has in-depth global knowledge of product
development, manufacturing, marketing, and sourcing, as well as highly
successful direct experience in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
industry. We welcome his proven drive to face challenges and succeed as we
move forward with our plans for continued growth."
In addition to President, Americas for Otis Elevator, Todd Bluedorn's
career at United Technologies Corporation, which began in 1995, encompassed
several senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including:
President, North America - Commercial Heating, Ventilation, and Air
Conditioning for Carrier Corporation; President, Hamilton Sundstrand
Industrial; Vice President, Southeast Asia Region for Carrier Corporation;
Vice President, North American Truck and Trailer for Carrier Corporation, and
Director, Strategic Planning. He also served as an engagement manager for
McKinsey Company before joining United Technologies.
Graduating with distinction from the United States Military Academy, West
Point in 1985 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Bluedorn earned an MBA with
distinction from Harvard University in 1992. While serving in the United
States Army from 1985 to 1990, he was a combat engineer officer and United
States Army Ranger.
"We also acknowledge the outstanding leadership of Bob Schjerven as CEO
over the past six years -- evident in the extraordinary management team he has
positioned for our future success," said Thompson. "His legacy is a
financially strong company that is a recognized leader in the markets we
serve, and we wish him the very best on his retirement." Schjerven will hold
the title CEO Emeritus until his retirement June 30.
Operating in over 100 countries, Lennox International Inc. is a global
leader in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Lennox
International stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
"LII". Additional information is available at:
http://www.lennoxinternational.com or by contacting Karen O'Shea, vice
president, communications and public relations, at 972-497-5172.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from such statements. For information concerning these
risks and uncertainties, see LII's publicly available filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. LII disclaims any intention or obligation
to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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