Yoshinobu Inoue, a veteran sales and management executive for Daikin Industries, Ltd., has been named president of Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. Inoue previously served as president of Daikin U.S. Corporation since 2003. The company officially changed its name to Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. in November 2005. Inoue reports directly to Junichi Sato, general manager (senior executive officer, Global Operations Division) of Daikin Industries, Ltd.

"Because of our commitment to providing U.S. residential and commercial customers advanced, aesthetically designed systems that provide energy savings, we created Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. Inoue is the best leader for this expanded role and can help the U.S. HVAC industry get to the next level," said Junichi Sato of Daikin Industries, Ltd.

Inoue's primary role will be to grow the duct-free and ducted HVAC market in the North America by leveraging the company's intelligent air-conditioning solutions VRV®, VRV-S®, SkyAir, and split systems.