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Canarm Taps McDowell as HVAC VP

May 12, 2021
Canadian manufacturer names successor to longtime HVAC leader Doug Matthews, who is retiring. In a statement, Canarm President Jim Cooper honors both men.


BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO – April 26, 2021 – As Canarm Ltd. continues with its current growth strategy, Jim Cooper, President/Chief Operating Officer is pleased to announce the promotion of Sean McDowell to Vice President of its HVAC Business unit.

Doug Matthews, Vice President of HVAC, has announced his retirement in the coming few years. Under Matthew’s direction, Canarm's HVAC business has become known for its quality products and industry-leading service. Added Cooper:

Doug’s leadership has also made our HVAC business unit a top performer in our Corporation and we are fortunate that he has agreed to work closely with Sean to continue this success. The perfect transition is very important to both Doug and myself. In his new position, Sean will be responsible for HVAC sales, marketing, product development, manufacturing, sourcing development and strategy. Sean, an Electrical Engineer with a professional Engineer designation, comes to us from Procter & Gamble, where he was recognized as a strong leader. He will retain his responsibilities for all Canarm manufacturing plants in Canada, which also includes our Agricultural business unit.

In the short time he has been with the company, Sean has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities - guiding our plant expansion, growing and improving our product development, streamlining our operations for cost control, all while continuing to ensure that we meet the highest standards in customer service. I look forward to working alongside him to drive our business forward. We look forward to working closely with our customers to develop the products of the future for the HVAC industry.     

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