As part of a continued effort to grow residential business, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) announced two changes to its sales leadership team today. Tim Burnette has been appointed as vice president of residential business and Steve Scarbrough has been promoted to senior director of residential business. 

“Tim will play a vital role in the continued success of our residential channel,” says Steve O’Brien, senior vice president at METUS. “He will be integral in supporting our residential ductless customers through changes resulting from the formation of our recently announced joint venture. We believe his strong experience and background in previous leadership roles will be a great asset in his new position.”

As vice president, Tim Burnette will lead residential business activities nationwide, developing and implementing strategies for sales and profit growth. Burnette will also oversee the integration and management of co-branded residential ductless sales activities through the Ingersoll Rand channels.

In his new role, Steve Scarbrough will lead the South, Southwest, and Central residential business units. He will also oversee HVAC contractor development and training activities, as well as lead the inside sales team. In addition, he will serve as the main liaison to the Trane Dealer Sales Office channel, which has a concentrated presence within the regions he will lead.

“Steve brings a wealth of knowledge to this new role, both about industry demands and trends, and about Mitsubishi Electric practices and products,” says O’Brien. “We are pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion, and are confident that Steve will contribute to more success stories and better sales numbers for our residential business.”

Burnette and Scarbrough will both be based in Suwanee, Georgia.