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Goodman Global Group Names Takeshi Ebisu CEO

HOUSTON — Goodman Global Group, Inc. has named Takeshi Ebisu the president and chief executive officer of Goodman and a member of its Board of Directors. Ebisu brings more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry. Current president and CEO, David L. Swift, will continue to support the Daikin Group in an advisory role and will be taking a consulting position outside of the industry.

“I am thrilled to become Goodman’s new President and Chief Executive Officer,” Ebisu said. “I am very proud to lead the Goodman team in pursuing business opportunities and serving customers.”

Ebisu, a native of Hyogo, Japan, was educated at Kyoto University and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering. He joined Daikin in the mechanical engineering laboratory, and moved quickly and impressively through the Daikin ranks over the past 25 years.

 “Daikin has selected an outstanding successor,” Swift said. “Mr. Ebisu has been a key contributor to Daikin and has a firm grasp of Goodman’s business. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Goodman in late 2012. I feel very privileged to have served as Goodman’s CEO for six years and I look forward to supporting the continued growth of Daikin in my new advisory role.”

Ebisu has held operational as well as strategy and planning roles, including assignments in North America. He has led the formation of the medium-term strategic management plans for the Daikin Group worldwide since 2005. Prior to this assignment, Ebisu was Executive Vice President, Director, and Member of the Board for Daikin.

“Mr. Ebisu will be an outstanding addition to the management team at Goodman,” said Noriyuki Inoue, CEO of Daikin Industries Ltd. “I believe Mr. Ebisu will be a strong leader of Goodman, building on Mr. Swift’s management philosophy, and contribute to the success of not only Goodman but the entire Daikin Group globally.”

Goodman Global Group, Inc. is a member of the Daikin Group and is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products for residential and light commercial customers in North America. The company’s activities include engineering, manufacturing, assembling, marketing and distributing an extensive line of HVAC and related products. For additional information, visit goodmanmfg.com.