Goodwin Named President, CEO of Lochinvar

Originally published: 1/1/10 by HVACR Business Staff


Goodwin Named President, CEO of Lochinvar

Lochinvar has announced that the company has named Wallace E. “Eddie” Goodwin president and chief operating officer. As president, Goodwin will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the company as well as working with senior leadership to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies for the business.  

Goodwin has served as chief operating officer of Lochinvar since October 2011.

Bill Vallett, Jr. will continue to serve as chief executive officer of the Lebanon-based company, which was acquired by A.O. Smith Corporation last year.

Prior to joining Lochinvar, Goodwin spent 31 years with APCOM, Inc., a division of State Industries and a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heater components. He joined the company in 1981 and held a number of management positions in operations, customer service, and sales before being named president in 2002. He served as president with full profit and loss responsibility for the business, which has operations in Franklin, Cookeville, Florence, Ky., Nanjing, China, as well as its headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. 

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