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CoolSys Strengthens Executive Leadership Team

June 5, 2024
Alan Johansen, Brady Bagwan and John Harrison assume key leadership roles.

BREA, Calif. – June 4, 2024 – CoolSys, the market-leading provider of sustainable refrigeration, HVAC, energy, and engineering solutions, announced additions to its executive leadership team as the company positions itself for continued growth and expansion. The company has expanded its C-suite with the appointment of Alan Johansen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Brady Bagwan as Chief People Officer. In addition, CoolSys appointed John Harrison as President, Commercial and Industrial Division(C&I). 

“CoolSys has an exciting future as it enters into a new chapter in its successful legacy. These new executive team appointments support our vision and strategic goals for accelerated expansion and market leadership driven by our outstanding talent, teamwork, and customer service,” said Rich Wyckoff, Chief Executive Officer and President at CoolSys. “Alan, Brady and John all bring invaluable expertise and leadership skills that will help the company to find new ways to innovate and consistently exceed customer expectations while paving the way for our successful path forward.”

As Chief Financial Officer, Alan Johansen will be responsible for driving financial strategies aligned with the company’s growth objectives. He brings more than two decades of experience in financial leadership across diverse industries to his role with a strong background in financial planning, operational finance and strategic decision-making skills. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he gained expertise in business assurance services. Throughout his career, he has held key roles at prominent private equity-backed companies such as Teranex, Inc., Industrial Container Services and Qualawash, where he led initiatives in financial management, KPI optimization, M&A and strategic growth. Alan holds a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

In his new role as Chief People Officer, Brady Bagwan will lead the human resources function and support the company’s growth and talent development objectives. His expertise includes HR technology, change management and building high-performance collaborative teams. Prior to joining CoolSys, Brady held leadership positions at Morgan Truck Body, J.B. Poindexter & Co, Inc., and Kiewit, where he was responsible for driving transformative HR initiatives, leading expansion efforts and implementing shared services, which resulted in improved efficiency and growth. As a former captain in the United States Army, Brady’s leadership earned him notable awards such as the Army Bronze Star Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Brady holds an MBA from Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Virginia Military Institute.

John Harrison will lead the company’s C&I division with the goal of increasing growth and profitability in his new role as Divisional President. From his experience in previous senior executive management roles, John brings a strong track record of operational and commercial expertise, team building, talent development, mergers and acquisitions, and organic growth. In his most recent position as chief operating officer and region president at Arctic Glacier Premium Ice, John led operations for North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice products, resulting in significant revenue increases and improved distribution efficiency. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management and Marketing from the University of Massachusetts.

CoolSys is the market-leading provider of sustainable refrigeration, HVAC, energy, and engineering solutions for customers in the grocery, restaurant, retail, QSR, food service, hospitality, industrial, education, healthcare, and government sectors. From engineering, project management, design and installation to service, maintenance, energy optimization, and end-of-life asset recommercing, CoolSys businesses cover the entire lifecycle of mission-critical HVAC and refrigeration systems. Field Support Centered in Southern California, CoolSys has more than 3,200 employees nationwide, serving the daily needs of more than 45,000 customer locations across North America. For additional information, please visit