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John Galyen to retire; Rick Sporrer named president of Danfoss North America

May 23, 2022  By Anthony Capkun



May 23, 2022 – John Galyen, president of Danfoss North America since 2011, has announced he is retiring this summer. Rick Sporrer, vice-president of sales, America, for Danfoss Power Solutions has been appointed to succeed Galyen.

Galyen joined Danfoss in 2001 and held various management-level positions prior to being appointed to his current role.

“I’m proud of the strides we have made in growing our business and footprint in North America, which is now Danfoss’ largest region, and I’m especially proud of the industry leadership position we’ve taken—together with our customers—to meet the changing market requirements,” said Galyen, adding “Rick is well-positioned to help Danfoss North America continue its growth journey and innovation in sustainable solutions.”

Sporrer brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role. Prior to his current role, he served as director, Global Sales–Motors Business Unit.

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“John has provided exceptional leadership to Danfoss North America for the past 15 years,” said Sporrer. “I’m looking forward to working with our business units to continue our commitment to innovation and customer service as we engineer solutions for a more sustainable world.”

Over the next several months, Galyen and Sporrer will work together on the transition, with Sporrer fully assuming his new role on July 1.

A privately-held company, Danfoss employs 37,000 and serves customers in over 100 countries.


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