Tecumseh Products Co. has consolidated its North America region for operations, sales, marketing and engineering functions.

The Michigan-based company has appointed former company executive Bill Merritt as president of the new business group.

Merritt will lead Tecumseh’s United States, Canada, and Mexico initiatives which collectively form the new region. He will to report to Jim Connor, president and CEO.

“Bill Merritt brings valuable leadership and experience back to Tecumseh and will help us provide positive focus to shape our growing North American operations and sales base,” said Connor.

Merritt’s prior company positions included vice president of global marketing and sales, and vice president of commercial refrigeration and distribution.

Merritt rejoins Tecumseh from MidTech Sales LLC, where he was vice president and general manager.