• METUS
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    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders

    Leading HVAC Manufacturer Announces Big Leadership Change

    July 18, 2023
    Appointments include vice presidents of residential and commercial businesses and chief financial officer.
    METUS
    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders
    New Metus Leaders

    SUWANEE, Ga. – July 11, 2023 –  Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS), announced a realignment in the METUS leadership team. 

    • Andy Kelso has been promoted to chief operating officer.
    • Shane Lawrence is on board as chief financial officer.
    • Brinnon Williams has been promoted to vice president of residential business
    • David Archer is new vice president of commercial business.

    Andy Kelso, Chief Operating Officer

    As chief operating officer, Kelso will provide strategic and operational expertise and leadership on the company’s lean transformation, growth
    initiatives, market trends and business opportunities. He is the company’s lead sponsor for key initiatives driving employee retention and engagement. In this role, he works closely with METUS leadership to keep up with the company’s tremendous growth. With over 25 years of finance experience, Kelso joined METUS in May 2018 as chief financial officer. During this time, he immersed himself in all financial aspects of the company and was a critical leader as METUS adopted new methods of strategy deployment, lean methodology, risk management and compliance. 

    Shane Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer

    Stepping into Kelso’s previous role as chief financial officer is Shane Lawrence. He is a long-term Trane Technologies employee who has spent the last 20 years in global financial leadership positions, most
    recently as director of investor relations. In his new position, Lawrence provides financial guidance and support to the METUS leadership team, plays a strategic role in the company’s overall management, and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities.

    Brinnon Williams, Vice President of Residential Business

    In his new role, Williams is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s residential business and leading efforts to develop and improve operations. Williams joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2011 as a
    regional manager in the Southern Business Unit. In 2016, he transferred to product management, where he led the team in product strategy and worked closely with Mitsubishi Electric factories on product development. After the formation of METUS, Williams became the leader of residential channel development, where he managed all aspects of METUS’ Ductless Pro and Diamond Contractor® programs.

    David Archer, Vice President of Commercial Business

    Archer, a licensed professional engineer, joins the METUS leadership team bringing three decades of industry experience. In his role, Archer is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization's commercial business. Most recently, Archer served as vice president
    of sales for a US-based indoor air quality company that provides air conditioning and other air quality technologies for commercial and industrial buildings, where he was responsible for regional and international sales while maintaining extensive and diverse industry relationships. Archer also served as a managing application consultant for a large heating and air distributor in the Southeastern United States for over 15 years, where he cultivated a knowledge of building science, IAQ and LEED principles.

    “We’re excited about these leadership and organizational changes,” said Mark Kuntz, chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “Brinnon, David, Andy and Shane each have extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise and will be a tremendous asset to our teams and the future growth and success of our business.” 

    To learn more about METUS and its mix of energy-efficient, high-performance Ductless and Ducted variable-capacity heat pump systems, visit www.metahvac.com.