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Fujitsu General America, Inc., based in Fairfield, N.J., has announced the hiring of Matt Peterson as president and chief operating officer, and the retirement of Tedd Rozylowicz.
As of October 1, Peterson will lead Fujitsu’s heating and cooling business, including both split system heat pump and VRF systems, throughout North America. His responsibilities also include leadership of the company’s sales, marketing, service and engineering. Peterson will also take charge of the firm’s strategic planning and growth initiatives.
Peterson comes to Fujitsu after long tenures at Whirlpool Corp., where he served as national director of sales and director of the KitchenAid brand, Johnson Controls, where he was vice president of sales and marketing for nine years, and Jetta Corp., where he was president and CEO. Peterson has a deep understanding of HVAC sales and marketing, including an in-depth knowledge of the distribution channel through his time at JCI.
Peterson has a MBA degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College, where he played baseball and golf.
“We look forward to Matt’s leadership, and to the continued growth of our business in North America under his guidance,” said Mr. Saito, president of Fujitsu General Ltd.
Rozylowicz, outgoing president, joined Fujitsu General America in 1999 and served as the company’s president since 2004. During his tenure at Fujitsu he was responsible for developing Fujitsu as a market leader of both plasma televisions and ductless air conditioning products. Mr. Saito stated “We thank Tedd for his leadership in building an extremely successful business in our North American subsidiary.”