Rheem Manufacturing Company Chief Executive Officer JR Jones today announced the appointment of Christopher (Chris) Peel to the position of corporate senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer , effective immediately. He is filling the position that Jones held prior to his appointment to CEO last month.
Peel comes to Rheem with nearly 20 years of varied industry experience. He most recently held positions with Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration – Americas, a division of Lennox International.
In his new role, Peel will report directly to Jones. His primary responsibility will be for the growth of the Heating & Cooling and the Water Heating business units. He also will oversee research and development, manufacturing, marketing, strategic sourcing and replacement parts.
Peel also spent four years with Delco Electronics/Delphi Automotive Systems in various engineering roles and five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy with the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy/Naval Sea Systems Command. He has a Master of Science degree in management and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, both from Purdue University.