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Tecumseh appoints new CEO

Tecumseh Products Company, a global leader of commercial refrigeration solutions has appointed Jay Pittas as chief executive and two proven industry leaders have taken new commercial management roles.

Jay Pittas.

The newly appointed management team includes Doug Murdock, president of the Americas, and Ricardo Maciel, president of EMEA/Asia. Ernani Nunes continues to serve as the SVP of global sales and engineering.

Most recently, Mr Pittas has served as the chairman of Tecumseh’s board of directors since April 2020, and thus has already been an integral part of Tecumseh’s leadership team. Mr Pittas previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Remy International, a leading supplier of
highly engineered automotive parts for passenger and commercial vehicles. Prior to this position, he served as president of the Wolverine Specialty Materials business which supplied coated metals for automotive and electronic applications. He has also held significant international and managerial
positions with Honeywell, UOP and ARI Technologies.

To further accelerate commercial growth, operational excellence and improved customer service, Mr Pittas has appointed three proven industry leaders to commercial management positions.

Doug Murdock who has served Tecumseh as the president and chief executive for over five years will assume the new role of president of Americas. Ricardo Maciel, a former chief executive of SECOP, assumes the president of EMEA/Asia. Ernani Nunes, a former executive from Embraco, will continue to serve as the SVP of global sales and engineering.

“As we all work through these most challenging times, Tecumseh is taking every step possible to further strengthen our Leadership Team, and in turn strengthen the service we deliver to our customers. The steps we’re announcing today speaks to that commitment. We’re thrilled to have Doug and Ricardo and Ernani take on these key leadership positions, and help us drive forward in our continued transformation at Tecumseh,” said Mr Pittas.

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