Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. has promoted Dave Lucas to vice president, distribution sales. In this new position Dave will oversee further expansion of Daikin's distribution alliances across North America through focused multi-channel sales strategies.

Dave has been with Daikin AC since its inception and has been key in developing the Southeast market for the brand. His level of customer service, business acumen, market understanding and product expertise will be a great asset for the company moving forward. “Our very ambitious goals for expanding Distribution will be facilitated by Dave's expertise in translating plans into successful practical strategies,” said Akinori “Andy” Atarashi, president of Daikin AC (Americas), Inc.

Dave joined Daikin AC in July 2004 when the company initiated its strategy in North America and has served as a regional manager in the Southeast since 2006. Dave has a 30-year continuous career in the HVAC fields having initially served for eight years in the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering unit in the Republic of Panama, Germany where he supported applications development and support throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Upon departing the Air Force, Dave entered the U.S. market as a representative in commercial and industrial applications along the Gulf States of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi before moving into sales management roles where he has enjoyed opportunities working directly with independent rep companies and distributors on sales strategies and programs.

Visit www.daikinac.com for additional information.