Rheem Heating and Cooling announced the appointment of Mike Eberlein to the position of engineering manager for heating products. In his new position, Eberlein will be responsible for the design, construction and quality-assurance of the company’s heating products.
“Eberlein will manage the product development team’s efforts to develop leading-edge heating products and ensure reliability and quality in every product offering,” said Alan Kessler, corporate vice president of research and development. “He will play an integral role in assessing current market trends and homeowner needs in order to develop advanced products that deliver dependable comfort and maximum efficiency through smart design.”
Eberlein is a veteran of the furnace industry. Known for his innovation, he developed the first line of 95 percent energy-efficient furnaces for Amana, and has been involved in the design of furnaces for Carrier/International Comfort Products, and York International.
Eberlein holds a BSME, MSME and MS Manufacturing Engineering Systems from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a member of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, formerly GAMA. Eberlein acted as chairman of the GAMA Furnace Engineering Committee from 1996-2007. He is currently on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z21/83 Committee for Gas Burning Appliances and has also participated in the ANSI Z21.47/64 Committee for Furnace Standards.
He will report directly to Kessler, and direct his engineering team in producing furnaces, from concept to completion, for use throughout North America.