• Sivasankaran "Soma" Somasundaram.
    Sivasankaran "Soma" Somasundaram.

Lennox has announced the appointment of Sivasankaran "Soma" Somasundaram as a member of its board of directors.

Somasundaram is the president & CEO and director of ChampionX Corporation, a publicly traded global leader in chemistry solutions, artificial lift systems, and highly engineered equipment and technologies for use in the oil and gas industry.

“We're excited to welcome Soma as a member of our board of directors," Todd Teske, Lennox's board chair said yesterday.

"Soma's strong strategic and operational skills, his solid record of transformative business growth, and his deep financial acumen make him an excellent addition to our board.”

Prior to ChampionX's spin-off from Dover Corporation in 2018, Somasundaram was president and CEO of Dover Energy.

He held a number of other senior executive leadership roles at Dover, including executive vice president of Dover Energy, executive vice president of Dover Fluid Management, president of Dover's Fluid Solutions Platform, president of Dover's Gas Equipment Group, and president of Dover's RPA Process Technologies business.

Before joining Dover in 2004, Somasundaram served in various global leadership roles at GL&V Inc. and Baker Hughes Inc.

Somasundaram holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University and a master of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Oklahoma.