Sidney-Based Emerson Executive Wins HVACR Industry Legend Award

Karl Zellmer

Karl Zellmer, vice president of Air Conditioning sales

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Karl Zellmer of Troy has 36 years with the company

Sidney, Ohio, September 28, 2017The ACHR News, a trade magazine for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry, has recognized Karl Zellmer of Emerson with its first HVACR Industry Legend Award. Zellmer, a 36-year company veteran and Troy resident, is Emerson’s vice president of air conditioning sales, based in Sidney.

Recognized for his industry knowledge and contributions, Zellmer was honored this month at the Service World Expo event in Las Vegas. Zellmer is widely respected in the HVACR industry for his knowledge and insights. He has presented to thousands of contractors at industry events and at Emerson’s forums, podcasts and webinars. During his 20-year tenure as vice president of air conditioning sales for Emerson, Zellmer has developed several future Emerson leaders, including at least seven people who became vice presidents under his tutelage.

Zellmer was product marketing manager at the former Copeland Corporation when the company’s flagship HVACR compressor technology, Copeland Scroll, was launched 30 years ago. To date, the company has sold more than 150 million of these compressors.

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