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Master Group welcomes new president

May 31, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine

John Kaul first joined Master as a member of its Board of Directors in May 2022, and then was named Chief Operating Officer in October 2022.

John Kaul

The Master Group has named John Kaul as president. Kaul first joined Master as a member of its Board of Directors in May 2022 and then as Chief Operating Officer in October 2022.

He has over 25 years of global experience serving on a variety of executive teams and leading industrial distribution businesses in North America and Europe. He started his career with Barclay’s Bank and Hilti North America, and has held various leadership positions at Acklands-Grainger and Allredi.

“As we continue to focus on the execution of our long-term business strategy, I am extremely confident in John’s capabilities and leadership,” said Louis St-Laurent, CEO of The Master Group, in a company release.

Under Kaul’s leadership, Master looks to enhance its position as a leading HVAC/R distribution company.

“I am both excited and humbled to be joining the Master Group as president,” said Kaul. “The organization, in recent years, has executed an ambitious growth strategy in the face of unprecedented macro and socio-economic challenges and opportunities. Amidst continued supply and energy chain disruptions and the confluence of electrification and decarbonization the evolution of the company’s growth narrative will be more critical than ever. I look forward to playing a key role in the shaping of this narrative and supporting a great organization and team
in the next chapter of its journey.”




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