Trane Appoints Former Hospital Sr.VP/Chief Administration Officer to Lead Trane's Health Care Solutions Division

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Press Release
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MIRAMAR, Fla., May 11 Trane has appointed former Jackson South Hospital CAO Stuart Podolnick, FACHE to lead the Health Care Solutions Division in the South Florida Market.

Trane's Health Care Solutions sector facilitates and delivers environmental systems, controls solutions, and building services which meet the strict temperature and humidity requirements of the micro-environments in hospitals such as surgical suites, emergency rooms, intensive care units and oncology units.

Stuart Podolnick's role will entail him to educate healthcare leaders throughout the South Florida market and introduce solutions for improving their performance by increasing overall efficiency and optimizing the environment of care.

"Having served over 20 years in various senior-level executive roles within the health care industry, I realize the significance of providing the highest quality patient care. Building or operational shortcomings can result in compromised patient outcomes, discomfort, or loss of competitive advantage in the healthcare market, where staff and patients have options," said Podolnick. "My new role within Trane will allow me the opportunity to offer healthcare industry leaders the solutions needed to maintain and improve the healing environment; be it in existing facilities or through new construction or renovations."

Trane's decision to appoint a Health Care Solutions divisional leader was a result of recognizing the high demand of healthcare professionals looking for ways to improve their buildings' performance and efficiency.

According to Trane South Florida's District Manager, Louis Zaccone, "Healthcare executives and facility managers are under extreme pressure to constantly improve their buildings' performance despite tightening budgets and strict regulations, Stuart's role will be to offer the education and solutions needed to meet the market demand." Stuart Podolnick began his new position with Trane on May 4, 2010.

Trane currently manages the air-quality of over 70% of the major South Florida hospitals.

Trane, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), provides systems and services that enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings around the world. Through its two premium brands - Trane and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning - the business offers a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions. Its systems and services comprise dehumidifying and air cleaning products; aftermarket service and parts support; advanced building controls; and building and financing solutions, including those that allow energy-efficient systems to pay for themselves through energy savings. Trane's systems and services have leading positions in premium commercial, residential, institutional and industrial markets; a reputation for reliability, high quality and product innovation; and a powerful distribution network. The business has 35 plants in 10 countries and more than 29,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit;; and


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