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Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US Realigns Executive Leadership

July 24, 2023
Andy Kelso and Shane Lawrence
Andy Kelso, Chief Operating Officer (left) and Shane Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer, both of METUS
Brinnon Williams and David Archer
Brinnon Williams, Vice President of Residential Business (left) and David Archer, Vice President of Commercial Business, both of METUS

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) has announced a realignment in the METUS leadership team. Promotions and appointments include Andy Kelso, Chief Operating Officer; Shane Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer; Brinnon Williams, Vice President of Residential Business and David Archer, Vice President of Commercial Business


Andy Kelso, Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Kelso will provide strategic and operational expertise and leadership on the company’s lean transformation, growth initiatives, market trends and business opportunities. He is the company’s lead sponsor for key initiatives driving employee retention and engagement. In this role, he works closely with METUS leadership to keep up with the company’s tremendous growth. With over 25 years of finance experience, Kelso joined METUS in May 2018 as chief financial officer. During this time, he immersed himself in all financial aspects of the company and was a critical leader as METUS adopted new methods of strategy deployment, lean methodology, risk management and compliance.


Shane Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer

Stepping into Kelso’s previous role as chief financial officer is Shane Lawrence. He is a long-term Trane Technologies employee who has spent the last 20 years in global financial leadership positions, most recently as director of investor relations. In his new position, Lawrence provides financial guidance and support to the METUS leadership team, plays a strategic role in the company’s overall management, and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial activities.


Brinnon Williams, Vice President of Residential Business

In his new role, Williams is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s residential business and leading efforts to develop and improve operations. Williams joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2011 as a regional manager in the Southern Business Unit. In 2016, he transferred to product management, where he led the team in product strategy and worked closely with Mitsubishi Electric factories on product development. After the formation of METUS, Williams became the leader of residential channel development, where he managed all aspects of METUS’ Ductless Pro and Diamond Contractor® programs.


David Archer, Vice President of Commercial Business

Archer, a licensed professional engineer, joins the METUS leadership team bringing three decades of industry experience. In his role, Archer is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization's commercial business. Most recently, Archer served as vice president of sales for a US-based indoor air quality company that provides air conditioning and other air quality technologies for commercial and industrial buildings, where he was responsible for regional and international sales while maintaining extensive and diverse industry relationships. Archer also served as a managing application consultant for a large heating and air distributor in the Southeastern United States for over 15 years, where he cultivated a knowledge of building science, IAQ and LEED principles.


“We’re excited about these leadership and organizational changes,” says Mark Kuntz, chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “Brinnon, David, Andy and Shane each have extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise and will be a tremendous asset to our teams and the future growth and success of our business.”