WALLER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goodman/Daikin North America announced the appointment of Ardee Toppe as Senior Vice President and President, Goodman, Quietflex and PTAC Business Units. Goodman Global Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries are members of Daikin Group, the largest manufacturer of HVAC systems and refrigerants in the world.
Mr. Toppe, formerly the Senior Vice President and President, Quietflex and PTAC Business Unit, has assumed the duties of Brad Snyder, Senior Vice President and President, Goodman Business Unit. Mr. Snyder is now serving as SVP, CEO Staff for the company.
Mr. Toppe will have full responsibility for the Quietflex and PTAC Business Units, and the Quietflex®, Goodman and Amana® brand product lines, to include parts, supplies and accessories. He will oversee both company-operated and independent distributor relationships for these brands.
“We are excited and confident Ardee can carry forward the great momentum the Goodman Business Unit has built up under Brad’s dedicated leadership,” said CEO Satoru Akama. “We wish Brad and his family well and thank him for his outstanding sales and executive leadership roles, and his significant contributions to the sustained growth of the Goodman Business Unit over the last 13 years.”
Mr. Toppe has been with Goodman for nearly 18 years. He joined the company in 2003 as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Treasurer, and quickly transitioned to lead the Quietflex business in 2004. Quietflex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of flexible ductwork for residential and commercial HVAC systems, as well as fiberglass mats for industrial applications. Quietflex has four manufacturing plants in the United States and is headquartered in Houston.
In 2012, Mr. Toppe’s duties expanded when he took the lead of the Amana brand PTAC business. In addition, he led Goodman’s Quality Assurance group and served as Chairman of Goodman’s Safety Committee.
Mr. Toppe will report to Takayuki “Taka” Inoue, who was recently appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO), Goodman/Daikin North America.
Mr. Toppe graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Accounting and earned his MBA from Notre Dame.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. (DIL) is a Fortune 1,000 company with more than 76,000 employees worldwide and is the world’s number 1 air conditioning company. Daikin North America LLC (Daikin) is a subsidiary of DIL. Daikin and its affiliates manufacture heating and cooling systems for residential, commercial and industrial use and are sold via independent HVAC contractors. Daikin engineering and manufacturing is located at the Daikin Texas Technology Park near Houston, Texas. For additional information, visit www.northamerica-daikin.com.
A member of DIL, Houston-based Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P is a leading manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products for residential and light commercial use. Goodman brand products are predominantly sold through company-operated and independent distribution networks, with more than 1,000 total distribution points throughout North America. For more information, visit www.goodmanmfg.com. Amana® is a registered trademark of Maytag Corporation or its related companies and is used under license. All rights reserved.