COOLSYS APPOINTS ANDY MANDELL AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
BREA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 – CoolSys™, a market-leading refrigeration and HVAC company, announced that Andy Mandell, who was previously chief operating officer for its subsidiary CoolSys & HVAC, has been appointed chief financial officer at CoolSys. As CFO and member of the leadership team, he serves as a financial steward for the fast-growing company and provides strategic insight to the finance and accounting teams to serve the needs of its customers, acquisitions and business partners.
“Andy brings vast financial leadership experience to his new role, having served as a CFO with numerous Fortune 500 companies,” comments Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys. “This expertise, combined with his industry knowledge, will strengthen our financial and accounting team’s ability to support our customers and the company’s continued rapid growth through mergers and acquisitions.”
Prior to his tenure at CoolSys & HVAC, Mandell spent the past 15 years at Valley Crest, a leading national landscape development firm, where he served as CFO for the entire company, as well as president and CEO of the Valley Crest Group business segment. Previously, he held a series of senior financial roles at large public companies, including NewsCorp, Universal, ITT Sheraton, the Walt Disney Company, and PepsiCo. Mandell earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He also holds a CPA certification from the state of Maryland and is a licensed general contractor in California.
“I’m excited to collaborate with our internal teams and our customers to improve the efficiency of our financial operations on all fronts,” Mandell comments. “My past experience as COO at CoolSys and extensive knowledge of M&A integration is instrumental to my role in strengthening the finance team to support operational execution across the entire CoolSys portfolio of companies.”
CoolSys is a market-leading refrigeration and HVAC company, specializing in a full spectrum of best-in-class service experiences and solutions for the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries. CoolSys and its operating businesses cover every stage of mission-critical systems through design, installation, optimization, maintenance, service and repair. The CoolSys portfolio of companies includes CoolSys & HVAC, Service Refrigeration Company (SRC), Legacy Air, Refrigeration Solutions Incorporated (RSI), Advanced Refrigeration Systems, and Certified Refrigeration and Mechanical (CRM), Inc. Headquartered in Southern California, CoolSys has more than 1,000 highly trained, field-based service and installation experts serving the daily needs of more than 2,500 customers across North America. For additional information, please visit www.coolsys.com.
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