Ruskin, a leading manufacturer of air, sound control and air measuring products for the HVAC market, has hired David Hazelwood as vice president of operations. Hazelwood has vast HVAC industry experience. He previously served 12 years with Lennox, most recently as Lennox vice president of operations. His career also includes 18 years of operational and engineering experience with Carrier and Inner-City Products. Well versed in the Lean, Kaizen and Demand Flow Technology process improvement methods, he has implemented significant improvements in production, quality, safety, and delivery performance.
Mike Shah, who served as interim vice president of operations, will resume his title of vice president of materials and operational dervices and will focus on materials, traffic (logistics), and Ruskin’s Middle East/India operations. He will work closely with Hazelwood on a number of operational projects in preparation for his retirement at the end of the year.
“Ruskin is very fortunate to have the services of these exceptionally strong operational leaders working together to continue to improve Ruskin’s operational excellence in serving their customers,” Ruskin President Tom Edwards says. “Ruskin would like to recognize and thank Mike Shah for taking on the responsibility of both roles over the past two months while the selection process was completed.”