Tankless water heater manufacturer Rinnai America Corp. promoted Frank Windsor to president of the Peachtree City, Ga.-based company. Windsor joined Rinnai as general manager in 2014 and was later promoted to chief operating officer in 2016.
During his time with Rinnai, Windsor led major strategic initiatives including the start of the organization’s North American manufacturing facility in Griffin, Ga. The facility produced its first tankless water heater in April 2018, making it the first major tankless water heating brand to manufacture in the United States.
He also supported the organization’s vision for future growth by leading the expansion of the company’s Peachtree City headquarters, which opened in September 2018. In 2019, the company will open a state-of-the-art training and innovation center at the headquarters that will be used to develop products for the North American market.
With the future in mind, Windsor also established an innovation department in 2018 that combines engineering and product management teams. It is responsible for developing new product initiatives for existing and new markets.
“Rinnai has identified the North American market as a strategic growth vehicle for the global organization,” said Yuji Kondo, director and senior managing executive officer, general manager of overseas business headquarters. “We have achieved significant milestones under Frank’s leadership and look forward to continuing to expand our presence in North America.”
Before joining Rinnai, Windsor spent 23 years with Kohler Co. in various leadership positions leading up to vice president of sales, kitchen and bath Americas.
“I am proud to be part of a thriving business that is investing in the growth of the North American market,” Windsor said. “Our vision is ‘enhancing lives by changing the way water is heated.’ We have a talented team in place and are well-positioned to continue to drive the growth of the water heating and space heating categories.”