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Ruskin Names Director of Louvers and Architectural Solutions

April 11, 2019

Ruskin®, a leading manufacturer of air control solutions, has hired Jay Ramkumar as Director of Louvers and Architectural Solutions.

In his role, Ramkumar will oversee product development, application engineering and sales of Ruskin’s expanding louver production offering. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the mechanical and construction industries serving in a variety of roles, including product manager, senior applications engineer, vertical marketing manager and MEP engineer involved in healthcare, education and other construction projects.

“Jay brings a deep level of industry experience and knowledge to our team, as well as an invaluable can-do attitude,” said Keith Glasch, President, Ruskin®. “His ability to tackle new challenges will be a key asset as we continue to position ourselves as the global leader in air control solutions.”

Ramkumar earned his Master of Science in civil engineering with a construction focus from Iowa State University, and his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University in New York. In addition, Ramkumar is LEED AP BD+C certified with the U.S. Green Building Council.

Ramkumar will be based at Ruskin® corporate headquarters in Grandview, Missouri.

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About Ruskin

Ruskin is a worldwide leader in manufacturing air control solutions. Backed by nearly 60 years of expert engineering and innovation, Ruskin is widely recognized as the most specified brand for high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems. Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition, Ruskin products can be found throughout the world’s industrial applications, such as warehouses and transportation hubs. Ruskin is owned by Johnson Controls, Building Technologies & Solutions, which includes air systems, batteries, building automation and controls, fire detection, fire suppression, HVAC equipment, industrial refrigeration, retail solutions and security. For more information about Ruskin, visit, or find the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Johnson Controls

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Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @Johnsoncontrols on Twitter.