Madison Air appointed Joe Patterson, vice president and general manager of the newly formed Heat Group, a partnership between top heating companies: unit heating manufacturer Reznor and infrared heating manufacturer Roberts-Gordon.

Patterson has been with Madison and Nortek Global HVAC (NGH) for eight years as Reznor's general manager and vice president of operations for NGH. As leader of the Heat Group, he is responsible for driving transformational change and operational excellence across both heating companies.

According to Patterson, “As allies in comfort, Reznor and Roberts-Gordon provide energy efficient, year-round comfort for complex industrial environments. Together, we are committed to helping customers move their businesses forward with increased comfort, productivity, and savings.”

Prior to joining Madison Industries, Patterson led the manufacturing teams at ITW Building Components Group and operational excellence for Emerson Electric. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management, both from Washington University.

For 135 years, Reznor has provided reliable, innovative unit heaters, duct furnaces, air handlers and specialty heaters. Its new partner, Roberts-Gordon, pioneered the low-intensity infrared heating market over 60 years ago with the introduction of its well-known brand, CORAYVAC.