Newly Created Role Designed to Accelerate Innovation, Further Support Company’s Mission to Simplify Customers’ Work
ATLANTA – DiversiTech Corp., a leading manufacturer of installation, repair and maintenance materials, components and supplies for the HVAC and electrical markets, announced today the appointment of Franco Daino as Vice President–Product Line & Marketing. In this newly created position, Daino is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s product development and execution functions including product management, engineering, marketing and pricing. Daino reports to DiversiTech CEO Andy Bergdoll.
Daino brings more than 20 years of experience to the position with a proven track record of success in the areas of organizational change, strategic planning and marketing, business operations, finance, product development, engineering and manufacturing.
“This newly created role, which combines product brands and marketing, along with product line management and engineering, is a key piece to our continued success,” said Bergdoll. “In Franco, we have a leader with the skills, vision and growth mindset to further enhance our Simplify Your Work™ mission. We are excited to unify these critical elements under Franco’s leadership, and look forward to accelerating our innovation to better meet the needs of our HVAC wholesale customers and contractors.”
Mr. Daino commented, “It’s an honor to join a company such as DiversiTech with its impressive growth record and leading position in the HVACR market. Andy and the leadership team have laid out a compelling vision for greater expansion into current and new-growth categories. I am excited to bring my end-user and customer centric approach to the DiversiTech team to drive our aggressive growth plans.”
Prior to joining DiversiTech, Daino most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Fypon, a leading provider of synthetic polyurethane architectural moulding and millwork products to single family, multi-family and commercial construction markets. While there, Daino significantly improved the company’s operating profit and established a more cost effective and nimble supply chain.
Before joining Fypon, Daino was Vice President, Commercial Marketing & Product Development at Master Lock where he was responsible for a portfolio of businesses including commercial security, safety and locker locks.
Among his achievements, he designed a new U.S. commercial channel sales organization to support the creation of the safety and security business units.
Daino’s previous experience includes holding various leadership positions at Fortune Brands, Waterloo Industries, Avery Dennison, McKinsey & Company and Canam Steel Corporation.
Daino holds a B.A. in architecture and a B.S. in civil engineering from Lehigh University. He also holds a MBA from Columbia Business School.
Distributors and contractors wanting more information can contact their local DiversiTech manufacturer representative or visit www.diversitech.com
Founded in 1971, DiversiTech® Corporation is North America’s largest manufacturer of equipment pads and a leading manufacturer and supplier of components, tools and related products for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. Headquartered in the Atlanta, Ga., metropolitan area, DiversiTech’s mission for its wholesaler partners is to simplify their work. The Company is focused on growth through internal product development, external partnerships and acquisition. Manufacturing a suite of products, which includes a wide range of mechanical, electrical, chemical, and structural parts for HVACR systems, DiversiTech brings unparalleled scaling capabilities and supplier expertise. The Company holds numerous patents and operates an advanced R&D materials division dedicated to bringing more value to its customers. The Company maintains over 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in key U.S., Canadian and European locations. DiversiTech has enjoyed a continued history of successful growth and has acquired industry recognized brand names. In 2018, the Company acquired hilmor®, a trusted supplier of innovative and quality HVAC/R tools dedicated to making technicians’ jobs easier. Other leading brand names within the DiversiTech family include: CladLite®, Cliplight®, EcoPad®, E Lite®, Pro-Treat®, Quick-Sling®, SpeediChannel®, Super Seal™, Triple-D®, UltraLite®, Wagner® and Wet Switch®. Affiliated companies within the DiversiTech umbrella include Morris Electrical, Alltemp and Pumphouse. More information is available at www.diversitech.com.”