API Announces New Corporate Structure

BUFFALO, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–API Heat Transfer today announced that it has restructured the company into three business units to better serve the needs of its diverse customer base. New market-driven units are engine cooling, industrial and heat transfer (TTP) products. Each business unit will be headed by a vice president/general manager who will oversee the respective operations, sales and engineering departments.

“Our new corporate structure allows for an intense focus on our customers specific to the markets in which each business unit operates. This will enhance the value of the products, services and operational excellence API can bring to them,” said Stephen. Rennie, CEO of API. Heat transfer. “This allows API to leverage our industry knowledge and experience for continued product innovation and position our markets for growth in 2021 and beyond.”

As the new corporate structure changes how API operates, customers are encouraged to reach out to their usual API contacts, as most customer-facing API employees will remain aligned with their respective customers. Contact details for API employees will remain the same.

  • Engine Cooling will be led by Greg Smietanski and includes the Engine Cooling, Construction and Specialty Vehicles and Tubes sales organizations. Manufacturing sites operated by this business unit include Arcade, New York; Coventry, England; Dortmund, Germany; Franklin and Iron Ridge, Wis.; and Suzhou, China. Carrie Jacobsen will oversee operations for the US and European sites, and Benjamin Zhou will oversee operations in China. Sales will be led by Keith Funke for the engine cooling and construction and specialty vehicle markets, and Silvia Binder will lead the tubes market. Engineering will be led by Eugene Yu for air-cooled products.

  • The industry will be led by Jeff Gale and will include the Process & Industrial, Sanitary, Systems, and Compressor & Dryer sales organizations. Manufacturing sites operated by this business unit include Buffalo, New York; Bretten, Germany; and Suzhou, China. Bill Kirk will oversee operations for the US and European sites, and Benjamin Zhou will oversee operations in China. Sales will be led by Farah Skold for the industrial markets and Bob Mladenovic for the compressor and dryer markets. Engineering will be led by Don Grande for Shell & Tube products, and a new leader for plate heat exchanger products will be announced shortly.

  • Thermal Transfer Products (TTPs) will be led by Al Mejia, who joined the company earlier this month. TTP includes the Fluid Power & Distributed Products business organization. Mike Lilla will lead operations in Racine, Wisconsin. Sales will be led by Tim McDonald and engineering will be led by Bryan Day.

Rennie added, “API is excited about these changes, and we expect our new customer-centric structure to streamline decision-making and deliver tremendous benefits to our customers. »

About the API

Founded in 1947, API Heat Transfer (www.apiheattransfer.com) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of specialty heat exchangers and heat transfer solutions. Its product range meets the needs of virtually all industrial markets. Based in Buffalo, New York, the company employs more than 1,200 people worldwide and operates 10 locations in four countries.