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Rinnai America Corp., a leading manufacturer of tankless water heaters in North America, has announced that Renee Eddy has joined the organization as vice president of innovation. With Eddy's zeal and extensive knowledge in developing new and innovative technologies, Rinnai will continue to expand its portfolio and drive growth in new markets.
"My passion is transforming data and technologies into cool, new products and that passion is sure to come through while at Rinnai," Eddy said. "I look forward to driving development for innovative technology, leading the team towards new idea creation and outside of the box thinking."
Eddy's passion for creating new technologies began over 35 years ago. Most recently, she was director of innovation, methods and operations at Eaton, leading up to 200 employees. During her time at Eaton, she created the Innovation, Methods and Operations team from the ground up, developing a strong, collaborative culture within R&D across 26 divisions. Prior to her time at Eaton, Eddy developed products across a number of industries for Fortune 100 companies and customers, including residential and commercial HVAC, transport refrigeration, telecommunications and aerospace.
"Renee's diverse product knowledge in a variety of industries is invaluable for Rinnai," said Frank Windsor, president, Rinnai America Corp. "Her vision and expertise will spearhead the development of technologies in new markets, aiding in Rinnai's growth strategy, as well as producing products that support our commitment to Creating a healthier way of living."
Rinnai's expansion goals not only encompass physical growth in North America but market growth, as well. With the addition of Eddy to the executive leadership team, Rinnai will continue to drive R&D and push innovation to new heights.