Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has promoted Mark Kuntz to chief executive officer.

In his new role as CEO, Kuntz leads the development, promotion, and execution of METUS’ business growth strategy and manages all departments. Kuntz reports to the METUS board of directors.

“Mark brings incredible leadership, management, and HVAC industry expertise to this position. In his previous role as senior vice president and deputy general manager of the Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division, Mark was critical in the formation of the METUS joint venture and we look forward to continued success under his vision and direction,” says Masafumi Ando, chairman of the METUS board of directors.

“Mark has played an instrumental leadership role in the formation and success of the METUS joint venture,” said Dave Regnery, executive vice president of Ingersoll Rand. “His strong HVAC industry knowledge paired with his vision and track record of operating performance make him the ideal CEO for the joint venture. We are excited about a future with Mark at the helm.”

Kuntz joined Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division in 2010 and previously held positions in sales, marketing, product development, engineering, and administration. Prior to the joint venture formation, he held the position of senior vice president and deputy general manager of the cooling and heating division. He was promoted to chief operating officer for METUS in August 2018 after the joint venture’s formation.

Kuntz is a professional engineer licensed in California and a LEED® accredited professional. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University. He will continue to be based in Suwanee, Georgia.