Danfoss, manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, recently appointed Santiago Martin head of Danfoss Drives—Americas. In this role, he will be responsible for leading Danfoss’ drives business in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Also, he will serve as part of the company’s management team in North America.
Previously, Martin was vice president of Danfoss Drives in Latin America, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, and service. He joined Danfoss as part of the company’s merger with Vacon, where he spent seven years—first as managing director in Spain and Portugal and later as vice president of Vacon Latin America.
Martin holds an international MBA from Instituto de Empresa business school in Madrid, Spain, and completed Hanken & SSE Executive Education’s LEAP global leadership program in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical industrial engineering from the University of Seville (Spain).
Martin will be based in Milwaukee.