February 5, 2018 – McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of John Manzanares as Vice President of Information Technology with CoolSys, the parent company of businesses that provide service experiences and solutions to the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries.
This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner, and Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; along with Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull. According to Bull, “John is an experienced, hands-on leader who will make a significant impact at CoolSys. In addition to his impressive background, John is currently the So. Cal. Chapter Chairman of the Society for Information Management (SIM). This speaks to the type of leadership presence he has in the IT community, and we know he will do very well at CoolSys.”
Within his leadership experience, Manzanares has transformed teams to improve overall IT efficiency, developed a cyber intelligence strategy, created cyber security departments, and implemented new ERP systems. In his prior role with Daylight Transport, Manzanares worked with automating processes within the dispatch environment and distributed teams. He moved all matters to the cloud, such as the HR system and facility call center, as well as opened new locations in Dallas and Houston while taking the company from three to seven terminals.
Manzanares received a B.S. in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
CoolSys is the parent company of market-leading operating businesses that provide a full spectrum of best-in-class service experiences and solutions to the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries. The CoolSys corporate brand was developed to unite a growing family of refrigeration & HVAC operating brands into one family while providing strategic guidance and leadership, ensuring that collectively, the CoolSys operating brands are providing great value and a best-in-class experience to each of their customers. CoolSys operating brands have long, extensive histories of serving customers in the commercial refrigeration & HVAC industry with some having roots in the industry for more than half a century. Collectively, their operating brands have over 150 years of industry experience.
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