US-based HVAC&R manufacturer RLS LLC has appointed Ian Robertson as Director of Sales for the company’s new Australian operation.
Robertson was most recently Vice President Sales for Daikin Industries North America. He was previously Senior Consultant for Global Markets with Daikin, serving on the strategic planning and business development team that launched the company into the North American market. He began his HVAC&R career as an applications engineer in 1980.
“During my time in the US, I was able to see the launch and growth of RLS fittings, and I became convinced that they offered significant time and cost savings over the traditional brazing process, while also offering more consistent results,” Robertson said.
“I saw many of my US customers adopt RLS technology then, and I now see outstanding opportunity for continued growth in Australia.”
Originally launched in 2015 under the ZoomLock brand, RLS flame-free press fittings have been used as a method of connecting HVAC&R copper tube, replacing the process of manually brazing joints.
“We’re very happy to have such an experienced industry veteran on our global team,” says RLS President Paul Schubert.
“Ian is an excellent choice to serve our distributor partners in Australia and New Zealand and to continue to increase the adoption of RLS technology in the region.”
RLS offers a range of fittings, including couplings, elbows, tees, reducers and more, as well as ancillary products that are compatible with RLS technology, including Y-joints, P-traps, valves, filter driers and sight glasses.
RLS is a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Pictured: Ian Robertson joins RLS LLC’s newly established Australian office as Director of Sales.