ACINE, Wis., Jun 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, announced that it has formally engaged Suresh V. Garimella to serve in a consulting capacity to the Technology Committee of the Modine Board of Directors. Garimella is the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor at Purdue University, where he also serves as Director, Cooling Technologies Research Center within the School of Mechanical Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center.
Commenting on the engagement, Modine President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Burke said, “We are thrilled to have Dr. Garimella, a world-renowned expert in the field of heat transfer, join the Modine Technology Committee in an advisory capacity. His expertise, background and interests align perfectly with Modine’s focus on thermal management solutions and our strong commitment to new product innovation.”
Dr. Garimella earned his bachelor of technology in mechanical engineering degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; his master of science in mechanical engineering degree from The Ohio State University; and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests span a range of disciplines from thermal microsystems to energy efficiency to renewable and sustainable energy systems.
Dr. Garimella also recently received a Jefferson Science Fellowship with the U.S. Department of State, which includes a one-year on-site assignment in Washington, D.C., to advise on science, technology and engineering considerations in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy.
With fiscal 2009 revenues of $1.4 billion, Modine specializes in thermal management systems and components, bringing highly engineered heating and cooling technology and solutions to diversified global markets. Modine products are used in light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, off-highway and industrial equipment, refrigeration systems, and fuel cells. The company employs approximately 6,000 people at 32 facilities worldwide in 14 countries. For more information about Modine, visit www.modine.com.
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