Danfoss appoints new head of drives
August 9, 2016
Danfoss has appointed Santiago Martin as head of Danfoss Drives for the Americas region. In this role, Martin will be responsible for leading Danfoss’ drives business in the United States, Canada and Latin America, ensuring its profitable growth and driving innovation. He also will serve as part of the company’s management team in North America.
Following its acquisition of Vacon, a global AC drives manufacturer, in 2015, Danfoss Drives now has roughly 5000 employees who specialize in motor control, sales and service centres in nearly 50 countries. The company is still transitioning all marketing collateral, including the Vacon website, to the Danfoss brand, and office locations are expected to be rebranded over the next year.
“Variable speed drives continue to play an increasingly important role in the control of motor, fan, pump and gear applications across a variety of industry sectors,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America.
The company’s product and service portfolio includes a variety of energy-intensive and high performance industries that rely upon motor control, including: HVAC, refrigeration, food and beverage, water and wastewater, chemical, marine and mining applications.
Danfoss currently has eight locations serving the AC drives market in North America, including one located in Stoney Creek, ON.