BREA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CoolSys™, a market-leading refrigeration and HVAC company, has appointed John Manzanares as executive vice president of information technology (IT). In his new role, Manzanares will lead the IT strategy and operations for CoolSys, and its portfolio of companies, as it continues on a rapid growth trajectory.
“At CoolSys, we are committed to staying at the forefront of technological development, to offer our customers the most advanced solutions, and we are honored to have John lead the charge,” comments Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys. “As we expand the CoolSys portfolio, our IT infrastructure enables seamless transfer, visibility and access to data, which is vital to our ongoing success.”
A seasoned IT executive, Manzanares brings in-depth experience from his previous roles that range from managing large corporate IT departments to leading Internet professional services firms. Prior to joining CoolSys, he was the vice president and chief information officer at Daylight Transport, LLC, a nationwide, expedited transportation provider. Previously, he served as the director of application services at Triad Financial Corporation, a financial services company, and as the director of IT applications at Bax Global, Inc., an international freight-forwarding and logistics operations firm. He also has held senior-level positions at marchFirst (formerly USWeb/CKS), Qualcomm and Hughes Aircraft Company.
Manzanares serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Southern California chapter of the Society for Information Management. He earned his Masters of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with a mathematics minor from California State University, Fullerton.
“I’m excited to be coming on board as CoolSys enters a transformational phase of expansion,” Manzanares comments. “Data collection, management and utilization are key differentiators for CoolSys and its companies, and I look forward to continuing its leadership by deploying IT systems that support these and other critical areas of the company.”
CoolSys is a market-leading refrigeration and HVAC company, specializing in a full spectrum of best-in-class service experiences and solutions for the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries. CoolSys and its operating businesses cover every stage of mission-critical systems through design, installation, optimization, maintenance, service and repair. The CoolSys portfolio of companies includes Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Service Refrigeration Company (SRC), Legacy Air, Refrigeration Solutions Incorporated (RSI), Advanced Refrigeration Systems, and Certified Refrigeration and Mechanical (CRM), Inc. Headquartered in Southern California, CoolSys has more than 1,000 highly trained, field-based service and installation experts serving the daily needs of more than 2,500 customers across North America. For additional information, please visit www.coolsys.com.