AAF International, announced the appointment of Philip Whitaker as Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2015. In this role, he is responsible for AAF’s day-to-day business operations, with a key focus on improving business performance to be in line with strategic business objectives. Whitaker reports directly to the Global Operations Division, Daikin Industries Ltd.
Whitaker brings over 25 years of global HVACR experience to AAF, including 13 years in Asia Pacific, China and Middle East. Prior to this appointment, Whitaker was President of Camfil Farr Asia and Middle East. While there he also served as a member of the top executive team.
“Phil possesses broad experience in the air filtration industry and brings valuable insight to the AAF team. He is an experienced and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. Phil will be a key asset to AAF in achieving our goal to be the preferred supplier of clean air solutions,” states Yoshihiro Mineno, General Manager, Global Operations Division, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
“I am honoured and excited to accept this new role as Chief Executive Officer of AAF International. I look forward to expanding our global operations, introducing new, innovative products and continuing to meet our customers' need for clean air wherever in the world they may be," said Philip Whitaker, CEO AAF International, AF Americas.
AAF International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has more than 3,000 employees, 21 manufacturing facilities, and 5 R&D centres worldwide. AAF designs, develops and manufactures air filtration solutions for commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation and nuclear power applications. AAF also provides inlet air cooling and sound attenuation solutions for high-speed rotating machinery. For more information visit www.aafintl.com.