JARN interviewed Chris Paraskevakos, vice president, Global Product Management, Chiller Solutions, Johnson Controls (JCI), to hear about JCI’s chiller business focusing on new products, synergy from the Joint Venture (JV), alternative refrigerant strategy, and more.
JARN (J): Last year you entered into a JV with Hitachi Group. Tell me what chiller opportunities this has provided the York brand of JCI.
Chris Paraskevakos (P): The JV brings together two premier brands known for innovation and quality. It provides opportunities to share technologies; such as, absorption, screw compressors, inverter scrolls, and variable speed drives that will benefit both companies. Additionally, it opens up distribution channels in key markets creating a win-win for customers because it expands both our distribution channels’ current product portfolio offering.