HVAC industry veteran Steven R. Scarbrough has been named senior vice president and general manager of air conditioning technologies for LG Electronics USA.

Scarbrough, who brings nearly two decades of experience to his new role at LG, will be responsible for leading LG's commercial, residential, and applied air conditioning business in the United States.

Reporting to senior vice president DJ Kang, who leads the LG Electronics air solutions division in the US., Scarbrough succeeds Kevin McNamara, who has retired from LG.

Scarbrough joins LG from Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US., where he has held a variety of key roles over the past decade, most recently as vice president overseeing its US residential business. Previously, he was president of HVAC distributor Climatic Comfort Products.

Commenting on his appointment, Kang said he has the experience to take LG’s vision to the next level.

"His market expertise and focus on the customer and strategic growth will help strengthen our position as a HVAC industry innovator,” Kang said.

Scarbrough said LG has made tremendous inroads over the past decade with an incredible leadership team and has a well-defined vision for bringing groundbreaking HVAC products and controls to market.

“My focus is to build on this momentum to help the business achieve its full potential while further increasing recognition of the powerful reputation the LG brand has created in the HVAC industry,” he said.

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