Danfoss appoints Rick Sporrer as Danfoss North America president
America sales vice president Rick Sporrer has been appointed as Danfoss North America president after John Galyen announced his retirement, having been in the role since 2011.
Over the next several months, Galyen and Sporrer will work together to ensure a successful transition, with Sporrer fully assuming the role on July 1.
Galyen joined Danfoss in 2001 and held various management-level positions prior to his appointment to his current role.
During his more than 21 year career with Danfoss, he has been very instrumental in leading the company's continued regional growth in North America, from $100 million in annual sales to $3 billion - and made significant contributions to the success of the business.
"The past 21 years at Danfoss have been the most rewarding of my career," Galyen says.
"I'm proud of the strides we have made in growing our business and footprint in North America, which is now Danfoss' largest region, and I'm especially proud of the industry leadership position we've taken, together with our customers, to meet the changing market requirements.
"Rick is well-positioned to help Danfoss North America continue its growth journey and innovation in sustainable solutions."
Sporrer brings more than 30 years of customer and regional expertise and leadership to his new role.
"John has provided exceptional leadership to Danfoss North America for the past 15 years," Sporrer says.
"I'm looking forward to working with our business units to continue our commitment to innovation and customer service as we engineer solutions for a more sustainable world."