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Rheem has announced two key global leadership appointments. Chris Peel has been promoted to president and Chief Executive Officer of Rheem Manufacturing Company with global responsibility for all business operations. In addition, JR Jones has been named executive chairman of the board of Rheem Manufacturing Company.
For the past 10 years, Peel has served as Rheem’s president and chief operating officer. Currently, he is also the chairman of industry trade association, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.
Before joining Rheem in 2008, Peel held varied leadership positions with Lennox International, United Technologies Corp. (Carrier Corporation), and the Delphi Automotive Systems division of General Motors.
Jones will continue to provide guidance for Rheem’s vision and strategy, in addition to his board responsibilities. He has served as the president and chief executive officer of Rheem for a decade.
“Chris has been intimately involved with Rheem’s vision and growth plans, and his guidance has helped us expand globally and strengthen our market position,” said Jones. “I am proud of his leadership and the team he has built around the world with the Rheem family of brands. I am also honored to serve as the executive chairman of the board and am eager to see Rheem continue its commitment to innovation, while maintaining our core values of ethics, integrity and respect.”
Prior to his tenure at the helm of Rheem, Jones served as the company’s chief operating officer and as the president of both the Air Conditioning and Water Heating Divisions. He also held varied leadership positions at Lennox International and The Trane Company.