Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.’s Regional President, Vitor Gregorio, was appointed director-at-large on the board of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of air-conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment.

Gregorio was named the North American regional president of Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. in May 2015. He directly manages sales in the U.S. and Canada as well as Florida Heat Pump (FHP) manufacturing under a joint venture. He is accountable for the performance of more than 500 associates with respect to strategy, business development, engineering, sales, and financial controlling.

Previously, Gregorio was vice president of sales for Robert Bosch Latin America’s Power Tools division, and from 2004-2011, he was regional director for Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket division in Brazil and Argentina.

“I am exceptionally gratified to serve on the board of AHRI,” said Gregorio. “With the rapid advancement in efficiency, control technology, and connectivity of HVAC systems and home appliances, the industry is challenged with maintaining sales growth while ensuring consumers and building owners enjoy a positive long-term experience with their comfort systems.”

Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO, added, “We are pleased to welcome someone of Vitor Gregorio’s energy and enthusiasm to the AHRI board of directors, and we look forward to having the benefit of his knowledge and insight as the board considers the many challenges and opportunities facing our industry.”