Fujitsu General America, Inc. has hired Matt Peterson as president and chief operating officer. Peterson will take over for the retiring Tedd Rozylowicz.

As of October 1, Peterson will lead Fujitsu’s heating and cooling business, including both split system heat pump and VRF systems, throughout North America. His responsibilities also include leadership of the company’s sales, marketing, service, and engineering.  Peterson will also take charge of the firm’s strategic planning and growth initiatives. 

Peterson comes to Fujitsu after long tenures at Whirlpool Corp., where he served as national director of sales and director of the KitchenAid brand; Johnson Controls, where he was vice president of sales and marketing for nine years; and Jetta Corp., where he was president and CEO.  He has a MBA degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s begree in economics from Kalamazoo College, where he played baseball and golf. 

“We look forward to Matt’s leadership, and to the continued growth of our business in North America under his guidance,” said Etsuro Saito, president of Fujitsu General Limited.

Rozylowicz, outgoing president, joined Fujitsu General America in 1999 and served as the company’s president since 2004. During his tenure at Fujitsu he was responsible for developing Fujitsu's plasma television and ductless air conditioning products. 

“We thank Tedd for his leadership in building an extremely successful business in our North American subsidiary,” said Saito.