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Nidec/U.S. MOTORS® Names New VP/GM for HVAC

December 15, 2023

LOUIS, MO – Nov. 30, 2023 – Tom Bourquin has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager for the HVAC business segment at Nidec Motor Corporation. The U.S. MOTORS® brand products for HVAC systems include high-efficiency synchronous and variable-speed ECM motors with integrated controls for superior performance and energy savings.

Tom Bourquin

In his new role, Bourquin oversees the engineering, sales, and marketing departments. Additionally, his role involves fostering collaboration within HVAC in the areas of operations, finance, quality, and procurement.

Bourquin has 22 years of experience in motors, holding various roles in engineering and sales. His most recent position at Nidec was VP of Engineering for HVAC. Prior to joining Nidec, Bourquin spent five years as a product manager for HVAC component manufacturer Parker Hannifin – Sporlan. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Webster University.

“Tom brings to his new role a deep understanding of the engineering side of our business, as well as a wealth of knowledge of the HVAC industry. That combination will serve us and our HVAC customers well as we head into 2024,” said Tim Schamel, President of the U.S. MOTORS division of Nidec.

Nidec/U.S. MOTORS is an industry leader in motors featuring advanced technology, from variable speed electronically commutated motors to market-leading NEMA Premium® efficient motors. More information on the products can be found at

About Nidec Corporation, Nidec Motor Corporation and U.S. MOTORS®

Nidec Corporation is the world’s No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer. Based in Kyoto, Japan, Nidec Corporation offers motors ranging from micro-size to super large, as well as application products and services in IT, automation, home appliances, automobiles, commercial and industrial systems, environmental, energy, and many other businesses. Nidec is comprised of approximately 300 group companies employing more than 140,000 people all over the world.

With headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is the leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, that serve industrial, residential, and commercial markets in applications ranging from agriculture, water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration. NMC also makes motors, controls, and switches for automotive and commercial markets.

Nidec Motor Corporation’s U.S. MOTORS brand encompasses a complete line of general and special purpose commercial and industrial motors from 1/30 horsepower through 4000 horsepower for a wide variety of applications. Since 1908, the U.S. MOTORS brand has stood for exceptional product reliability and performance. It is one of the oldest and trusted brands in the motor industry and is recognized worldwide as the mark of leadership and technological innovation.