ATLANTA, Ga. – Rheem announces two key global leadership appointments. Chris Peel has been promoted to president and CEO of Rheem Manufacturing Company with global responsibility for all business operations. In addition, JR Jones has been named executive chairman of the board of Rheem Manufacturing Company.
For the past 10 years, Peel has served as Rheem’s president and chief operating officer. He is also the chairman of industry trade association, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.
Before joining Rheem in 2008, Peel held varied leadership positions with Lennox International, United Technologies Corp. and the Delphi Automotive Systems division of General Motors. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and holds a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, both from Purdue University.
Jones will continue to provide guidance for Rheem’s vision and strategy, in addition to his board responsibilities. Jones has served as the president and CEO of Rheem for a decade.
Prior to his tenure at the helm of Rheem, Jones served as the company’s chief operating officer and as the president of both the Air Conditioning and Water Heating Divisions. He also held varied leadership positions at Lennox International and The Trane Company. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas, was elected to the UofA Engineering Hall of Fame in 2003 and received the UofA Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Engineer Award in 2005.