Rinnai names VP of innovation

An executive brings innovation experience from a variety of industries.
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Renee Eddy

Peachtree City, Ga.-based Rinnai America Corp. announced Renee Eddy joined the manufacturer of tankless gas water heaters as vice president of innovation.

“My passion is transforming data and technologies into cool, new products and that passion is sure to come through while at Rinnai,” said Eddy. “I look forward to driving development for innovative technology, leading the team towards new idea creation and outside of the box thinking.” 

In a 35-year career, her leadership posts include director of innovation, methods and operations at Eaton, leading up to 200 employees. During her time at Eaton, she created the innovation, methods and operations team from the ground up, developing a strong, collaborative culture within R&D across 26 divisions. Prior to her time at Eaton, Renee developed products across a number of industries for Fortune 100 companies and customers, including residential and commercial HVAC, transport refrigeration, telecommunications and aerospace.  

“Renee’s diverse product knowledge in a variety of industries is invaluable for Rinnai,” said Frank Windsor, president, Rinnai America Corporation. “Her vision and expertise will spearhead the development of technologies in new markets, aiding in Rinnai’s growth strategy, as well as producing products that support our commitment to Creating a healthier way of living.”   

Rinnai’s expansion goals not only encompass physical growth in North America but market growth, as well, the company said.


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