Heatcraft Australia has appointed Damian Mackey as the new vice president, general manager for Heatcraft Australia/New Zealand.

It has been over 10 years since the business has seen the appointment of a local VP & GM to lead one of the country’s leading HVAC&R wholesale businesses.

In a statement Heatcraft said the new direction from parent company, Lennox International is a positive step in the company’s growth strategy.

"Mackey's appointment comes with a high level of confidence given his cross commercial employment experience. Prior to joining Heatcraft, he worked with Tyco/Pentair for 11 years in multiple executive leadership roles both in Australia and overseas in the Industrial B2B components sector," the statement said.

"Most recently, Mackey served as vice president and managing director of Pentair Water Transport, Australia’s leading water pipeline solution provider with operations in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East.

"Mackey’s track record has seen him build his credibility through leading and inspiring strong teams that deliver results."

During his tenure with Tyco Water (later purchased by Pentair), he was relocated to Tyco Water UK and tasked with a successful turnaround of the business which hadn't previously reached its full potential.

In this role and through his leadership of the full commercial team, the business was able to grow organic sales by 15 per cent per annum.

Recently, Mackey led the Business Excellence team at Visionstream (an ANZ market leader in telecommunications infrastructure construction) which was responsible for the design and implementation of a company-wide program focused on delivering business improvement.

The results of this saw improvements in operational excellence, increased business performance and a step change in win rates and sales growth for the business.

Most importantly, Mackey has been able to demonstrate his ability to develop and execute a growth strategy in complex businesses through his value driven leadership style.


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