Mel Adams, president and CEO of AIRXCEL Inc., has announced the promotion of Art Klee to president of the Suburban Division. Klee succeeds Roger Panoz, who will be retiring on Dec. 31, according to a news release.
“Roger made many valuable contributions over the years toward helping Suburban grow to be one of the leading suppliers to the RV and HVAC industries,” Adams said. “He will be missed. One of Roger’s most imprtant contributions has been the development of an exceptionally strong management team at Suburban.”
Klee’s new appointment promises a smooth transition, Adams said.
“Art Klee has been with Suburban for 30 years working in marketing, sales and related areas and, most recently, as vice president of engineering,” Adams said. “He is uniquely qualified to lead Suburban’s continung growth and development.”
“Products developed and produced by Suburban and RV Products, marketed as the Airxcel RV Group, have experienced very good results over the years,” Klee said. “The future for Suburban, Airxcel and the RV industry look very good.”
AIRXCEL markets air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters and cooling appliances to the RV industry under the brand names of Coleman-Mach and Suburban. The company also markets HVAC products to the telecommunications, education and marine industries under the Marvair brand.