*Newly appointed chief executive officer, Lennox International, a leading provider of climate control solutions for hearing, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. The company operates in more than 100 countries and has 16,000 employees

*Moved to Lennox, headquartered in the outskirts of Dallas, from Otis Elevator Co., where he was president, Americas.

*In addition to the job at Otis, which is a division of United Technologies Corp., his 12 years with United Technologies spanned several senior leadership positions of increasing responsibility -- president, North America., commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning for Carrier Corp.; president, Hamilton Sundstand Industrial; vice president, Southeast Asia region for Carrier; vice president, North American truck and trailer for Carrier; and director, strategic planning.

*Bluedorn and his wife, Barbara -- who he described as "outstanding" -- have been married for nearly 20 years.

*They have two daughters, Jessie, who is 11, and Emily, who is 9. "I know everyone says it," he said, "but my daughters really are great kids."

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