Devault Refrigeration Announces New General Manager: Craig Thomas

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Leader in commercial and industrial refrigeration for over thirty years, Devault Refrigeration will continue to provide superior, reliable service for years to come within the food and beverage industry.

Devault Refrigeration, the premier Mid-Atlantic commercial and industrial refrigeration company owned by UGI HVAC Enterprises Inc, is pleased to announce the hiring of Craig Thomas to the position of Refrigeration Services General Manager.

Mr. Thomas has earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Penn State University and a MBA in Finance from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management. He has spent his career in the HVACR industry, starting with a role as Project Engineer at Johnson Controls/Frick where he worked on various projects for industrial refrigeration systems. After working at Frick for several years, Mr. Thomas transitioned to the refrigerant business at Arkema Inc. There he took on many roles ranging from the Refrigerants Business Manager to the Supply Chain Finance Manager.

Mr. Thomas will replace Chip Conlan, one of the former founders and co-owners of Devault Refrigeration, a company that has been a premier leader in the refrigeration industry for over 30 years. Devault Refrigeration was established in 1983 and purchased by UGI HVAC in 2003 as part of its mechanical services expansion to promote the use of energy applications to new and current UGI customers. Chip Conlan will continue his employment with Devault/UGI HVAC in both a sales and advisory role, supporting Mr. Thomas’s transition into leadership.

“We are both pleased and excited to announce that Craig Thomas has joined the UGI HVAC/Devault team and we look forward to his future contributions and growing the business that Mr. Conlan started and nurtured for 30 plus years,” comments Robert L. Pistor, senior operating officer for UGI HVAC Enterprises. “UGI HVAC is equally pleased that Mr. Conlan will continue his career with us and provide guidance and support in our sales efforts to grow the refrigeration business.”

Devault Refrigeration offers a wide range of refrigeration services, specifically engineered to meet client's refrigeration requirements. From custom built systems, to reliable 24-7 service, to energy efficiency and renewables, Devault Refrigeration provides clients with the most effective solution. For three decades, Devault has acquired and serviced hundreds of customers in the food and beverage industry and will continue to provide quality, trustworthy service for years to come.

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