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    Nordyne Names Four Vice Presidents

    Sept. 18, 2009
    Heating and cooling manufacturer NORDYNE believes the HVAC industry will soon rebound. Four new vice presidents will help the company prepare for new demand.

    Heating and cooling manufacturer Nordyne is preparing for the resurgence of the industry by promoting four corporate professionals to vice presidents.

    Carol Baker is the new vice president of marketing. Baker has been with the company 15 years and was most recently the director of communications. In addition to managing the company’s advertising and promotions, she now also oversees brand and product management.

    Philip Windham is the new vice president of sales. Windham has climbed the ladder at Nordyne through a field sales manager position to director of sales to head of all Nordyne sales, including residential, light commercial, manufactured housing and service parts. Windham joined Nordyne in 2004.

    Mike Seabaugh is the new vice president of supply chain. The former sales planning and administration director, Seabaugh now manages all supply chain transactions, ranging from customers to suppliers. His job responsibilities include forecasting, pricing, finished goods customer service, inventory management and purchasing. Seabaugh has been with Nordyne since 1987.

    Steven Wu is the new vice president of strategic alliances. With Nordyne since 2006, Wu now has responsibility for strategic sourcing, strategic supplier alliances and project management. In addition, Wu will have administrative oversight of the Shanghai engineering office.

    Dave LaGrand, president and CEO of Nordyne, says that these promotions align with the corporate goals for the company’s future. “Nordyne is looking ahead to the challenges our industry yet faces. We’ve put a leadership team in place who has the insight and industry knowledge to move us forward as efficiently and effectively as possible. “Being able to fill these positions with internal candidates is a true testament to the talent at Nordyne. Our people innovate at all levels,” adds LaGrand.