A top official of Lennox International has been picked as one of the best COOs in the country.

Terry Johnston, the president, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the HVAC sales company has been named a top COO by research firm ExecRank Inc. The awards are based on feedback from other operating officers, along with analysis of the company’s performance.

“We were extremely impressed with the achievements of Mr. Johnston,” said ExecRank managing director Chris Beaver. “His work and reputation are highly regarded in the industry and amongst other chief operating officers.”

The rankings are the result of surveying more than 10,000 chief officers, according to ExecRank.

 “This accolade from ExecRank is a reflection of all of the hard work, dedication and passion of the thousands of employees at Lennox, and I am honored to accept it on their behalf,” Johnston said. “It’s truly a team effort and any success I may see is a result of the tremendous support from our customers and employees.”