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Danfoss Names Public and Industry Affairs Director

Danfoss Director of Public Affairs Mark Menzer Announces Retirement; John Sheff Appointed to the Position.

Danfoss has announced the appointment of John Sheff as its new Director of Public and Industry Affairs for North America. Sheff will succeed Mark Menzer in the role when Menzer retires in July.

John Sheff
John Sheff

Sheff previously was Business Development Manager for Danfoss in North America, leading cross-business initiatives within buildings, including strengthening engagement with utilities and Danfoss partners to leverage incentive rebates to improve energy efficiency in existing buildings.

John joined Danfoss five years ago as part of its two-year Post Graduate Program after earning an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also holds a second master’s degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture in real estate development and sustainable urban development. He previously worked as a policy analyst for the office of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, where he evaluated and developed energy efficiency and renewal energy plans for the State of Maryland.

Sheff succeeds Mark Menzer, who is preparing to retire after five years at Danfoss and 35 years in the industry, having successfully helped to raise the voice of Danfoss and its industry partners in crucial discussions throughout Washington, D.C., and within key industry associations. In 2018, Mark was recognized by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) with its Richard C. Schulze award for distinguished service and commitment.

“Perhaps now more than ever—as issues, standards, and regulations affecting our industry continue to evolve, having a seat at the table for critical discussions and a voice that works to ensure the needs of our industry partners and customers are heard is imperative,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “John has great perspective on core issues and will be a true asset to all of our stakeholders as, through his work in this position, we continue to work with industry to advance efficiency and sustainability policy, among others.”

Follow John Sheff on LinkedIn and Twitter @JohnLSheff.  

About Danfoss

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow.  In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy. Our solutions are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss holds market-leading positions, employing 27,000 and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at www.danfoss.com.

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