WARWICK, R.I. — Viessmann Mfg. Co. Inc. announced the appointment of Richard Corcoran as general manager of Viessmann’s U.S. operations effective Sept. 1, 2007.
Based at the Viessmann U.S. Head Office here, Corcoran will be responsible for all aspects of Viessmann USA operations, including sales and distribution, marketing, customer service and internal operations.
“We are pleased to have Richard on board our team,” said Harald Prell, president of Viessmann North America. “Richard’s proven leadership and management abilities together with his many years in sales and distribution make him a definite asset to our U.S. and North American teams. We are confident that his appointment will help us achieve our long-term goals in the industry. We look forward to further drive our growth and strengthen our position in the U.S. market under Richard’s leadership.“
Corcoran brings 20 years of experience in the North American plumbing and heating industry to this position. Most recently, he was OEM sales manager, HVAC for Grundfos Pump Corp., where he was responsible for sales strategies and product development for the OEM and wholesale markets. Previously, Corcoran was owner of a manufacturer’s representative company in metropolitan New York before joining Grundfos as district sales manager. Corcoran is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association/Hydronics Institute Education Committee; he is affiliated with the Hydronics Institute, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association and the Radiant Panel Association.
Corcoran succeeds Edwin Nordstrom as general manager of Viessmann USA, who retired earlier in the year after 16 and a half years with the company. “Mr. Nordstrom was instrumental in growing Viessmann USA to the present size,” said Prell.
Corcoran can be reached at Viessmann in Warwick, R.I., at 800/288- 0667.