Danfoss says this organizational change puts strategic focus on growth in North America.

John Galyen

Danfossannounced thatJohn Galyenhas assumed the position of president of Danfoss North America, effective May 4, 2011.

  The announcement comes as Danfoss reshapes the role of its North American president to ensure cross-divisional alignment that will help the company better serve its customers and optimize operations, while putting even greater strategic focus on growth in North America.

  “North America is our largest market with significant growth potential,” Galyen said in a statement. “Our largest HVAC OEM customers are based here, so it is important that we chart a course that will help us meet the challenges of this unique market and take full advantage of the opportunities it presents.”

  Galyen will chair a new North American Regional Management Team that comprises representatives from each division of Danfoss North America.

  In his new role, he will report to a Board consisting of the company’s COO and division presidents. The Board will be chaired by Leif Flojgaard, president, Danfoss Commercial Compressors.

  Robert Wilkins, as vice president, public affairs, will strengthen the company’s focus on industry and public affairs - a critical role that ensures Danfoss’ leadership in the policy community and industry groups in North America.

  Danfoss manufactures high efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems. The company operates in more than 100 countries.