On The Move
November 1, 2008
Danfoss announces new
ECR's Tom Reed
Grohe North America names Jeff Ackerberg as
Gary Anderson now president of
Danfoss announced that its president
and CEO, Jorgen M. Clausen, has retired. His successor, Niels
B. Christiansen, has assumed these positions. Clausen will become
chairman of the company after Danfoss’s annual meeting next
Christiansen joined the company in 2004 as its chief operating officer and a
member of its executive committee. In May 2007, he was promoted to vice-CEO.
Clausen is the eldest son of Danfoss founder Mads Clausen,
an engineer who established the company in 1933 in his parent’s attic in Nordborg,
One of ECR International’s founding fathers, Tom Reed,
recently retired. Reed joined his father in the management of Dunkirk Radiator
Corp. shortly after his return from the Vietnam War. He became president of DRC
in 1980. In 1999, Reed led the Dunkirk side of the merger with the Utica Boiler
Cos. to create what is now ECR International. During the past eight years, he
has served as chairman of the board.
Bath and shower product manufacturer Grohe named Jeffrey C.
Ackerberg as president and chief executive officer for Grohe America,
a subsidiary of Grohe Water Technology AG & Co. Ackerberg will take over
his position from Andrew Stearns, who was recently appointed
global chief supply officer for Grohe AG.
An industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, Ackerberg most recently
served as president of Global Workspace Tools for ACCO Brands Inc. He held
senior roles in Kohler, Eveready-Energizer, Emerson Electric and Robert Bosch
Bath fixture manufacturer Lasco Bathware recently appointed Gary
Anderson as its new president. Before joining Lasco, he was the vice
president of operations, acting vice president and general manager for Lennox
Hearth Products, a manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces. From 2001 to
2004, Anderson was director of business excellence at Heatcraft Worldwide