• Tecumseh CEO, Jay Pittas
    Tecumseh CEO, Jay Pittas

A management reshuffle at commercial refrigeration company, Tecumseh, has led to the appointment of Jay Pittas as CEO.

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 & engineering.

Pittas has served as the chair of Tecumseh’s board of directors since April 2020, and has been an integral part of the compressor manufacturer’s leadership team.

Pittas previously served as the president and CEI 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, Pittas has appointed three proven industry leaders to management positions.

Doug Murdock who has served Tecumseh as president and CEO for over five years will assume the new role of president of Americas.

“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,” Pittas said.

Tecumseh first became synonymous with commercial refrigeration in the 1930s and in 1959 developed the first high-speed hermetically-sealed compressor for commercial applications.

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