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Airxcel, Inc. Expands Leadership Team for Future Growth

Jul 9, 2020, 07:24 AM by Jeff Rutherford

Wichita, Kansas

Jeff Rutherford, President and CEO

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Aldridge as Group President – Commercial/Industrial Group effective July 1. Airxcel’s key priorities include organic market share growth through new product development; geographic expansion and continued growth through acquisitions. Rick will be focused developing and leading the strategic direction of the Commercial/Industrial Group, seeking out world-class acquisition opportunities, and integrating these into Airxcel to maximize overall enterprise value of the company.

Rick brings to this new assignment over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Prior to joining Airxcel, Rick had been President of Solution Air Group, Division of Price Industries. Prior to that, Rick was President and CEO of Climate Control Group, a collection of HVAC businesses that was later sold to NIBE Industrier AB in Sweden. Rick holds AASEET, BSEET and MSEE degrees from Purdue University.

Rick and his wife Kelly have 2 adult daughters, Olivia and Alexandra (both married), 2 sons Mitchell who is pursuing his PhD in Physics, and Aiden who is entering 7th grade in the fall. Rick and Kelly are also the proud grandparents of 1-year old Elizabeth.

Rick and the family currently reside outside of Oklahoma City are active outdoor enthusiasts enjoying hiking, biking, etc. Rick does confess to enjoy collecting and “sampling” unique Bourbons.

Rick will be visiting our locations over the coming months to learn about our product, processes, and culture. He will be actively involved in acquisition searches as well as being included early on in Control Calls and the AOP process to begin to understand how we operate our business.

Please extend a warm welcome to Rick and his family.