Refrigeration and HVAC company CoolSys appointed John Manzanares as executive vice president of information technology. In his new role, Manzanares will lead the IT strategy and operations for CoolSys and its portfolio of companies.
“At CoolSys, we are committed to staying at the forefront of technological development, to offer our customers the most advanced solutions, and we are honored to have John lead the charge,” said Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys.
A seasoned IT executive, Manzanares brings in-depth experience from his previous roles that range from managing large corporate IT departments to leading Internet professional services firms. Prior to joining CoolSys, he was the vice president and chief information officer at Daylight Transport, a nationwide, expedited transportation provider.
Previously, he served as the director of application services at Triad Financial Corp., a financial services company, and as the director of IT applications at Bax Global, an international freight-forwarding and logistics operations firm. He also has held senior-level positions at marchFirst (formerly USWeb/CKS), Qualcomm and Hughes Aircraft Co.
Manzanares serves as chairman of the board of directors for the Southern California chapter of the Society for Information Management. He earned his Masters of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with a mathematics minor from California State University, Fullerton.
“I’m excited to be coming on board as CoolSys enters a transformational phase of expansion,” Manzanares said. “Data collection, management and utilization are key differentiators for CoolSys and its companies, and I look forward to continuing its leadership by deploying IT systems that support these and other critical areas of the company.”