Orange, CA — Lennox Hearth Products (LHP) has named Mike Pennington to the position of Director of Engineering and Quality. In his new role, Pennington will report directly to Wendy Howells, vice president and general manager of LHP. He will oversee both new product and sustaining engineering, in addition to leading company initiatives related to product quality.
“Mike has extensive experience in gas appliances and controls. His numerous leadership positions in companies such as Carrier, AO Smith and Frymaster, LLC, and most recently as Director of Engineering at International Environmental Co. make him an excellent fit for the position,” said Howells. “He also possesses a ‘can-do’ attitude that we know will serve our team well in this transformative time.”
Pennington will be located in Nashville, where LHP is opening its new headquarters in the early spring. His immediate focus will be staffing the open engineering positions in Tennessee and working closely with the engineering team to ensure a smooth transition of LHP’s product development activities from California to Tennessee.
Offering a diverse family of products for every style and budget, Lennox Hearth Products (LHP) is a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces, fireplace inserts, free-standing stoves, gas log sets, accessories and venting products for the specialty retail, residential new construction and industrial markets. LHP, based in Orange, California, is a business unit of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII), which operates in over 100 countries and is a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. More information about LHP can be found at www.lennox.com.