Copeland, a major U.S. provider of components for natural refrigerant systems, has announced that Sean Lannon will join the company in August as the Chief Financial Officer for the organization.
In May, Blackstone acquired a majority stake in St. Louis, Missouri-based Copeland, formerly Emerson Climate Technologies.
“Sean brings with him vast experience across numerous industries within the industrial manufacturing sector,” said Copeland CEO Ross B. Shuster in a statement. “With his finance and leadership experience, Sean will be a key addition to the Copeland team as we grow and strengthen the Copeland business through our focus on developing and delivering sustainable technologies for the HVACR and industrial compression industry.”
Lannon joins Copeland from Axalta, an industrial coatings manufacturer, where he also served as CFO. Prior to joining Axalta, Lannon held financial roles at Trinseo, Endo Pharmaceuticals and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Philadelphia University.
“It’s an exciting time to join Copeland as it transitions to a leading, standalone company in the HVACR and industrial compression industry,” said Lannon. “As I looked to join Copeland, I was impressed by the company’s focus on scaling decarbonization, accelerating electrification and delivering value to its customers. Copeland is poised to play a critical role in influencing how sustainability plays into society.”
In Sidney, Ohio, Copeland has opened a CO2 (R744) supermarket lab, a state-of-the-art training center equipped with a 175.8kW (600,000BTU/hr/50TR) CO2 system, 18 display cases and multiple refrigeration racks and walk-in boxes, including high-ambient solutions. The lab offers a unique learning experience for industry professionals, end users and upcoming stakeholders, said Andre Patenaude, Director of Solutions Strategy – Cold Chain, Copeland, adding, “The facility is a hub of collaboration, experiential learning and testing, where ideas can be explored and refined for perfection.”
“It’s an exciting time to join Copeland as it transitions to a leading, standalone company in the HVACR and industrial compression industry.”Sean Lannon, CFO of Copeland