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Rinnai America Corporation Announces New Innovation Initiative

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Rinnai America Corporation officials announce a new innovation initiative that will drive product advancements for the U.S. and Canadian markets. With this new direction, Ray VanAssche has been promoted to vice president of innovation, a new department that combines engineering and product management.

The new Innovation Department will enable the engineering  and product management teams to collaborate on the product roadmap and generate leading ideas and solutions for existing and new markets.

VanAssche has an extensive background working with innovating organizations such as General Motors, Tesla Motors and The Coca-Cola Company.

This strategy aligns well with the timeline for Rinnai’s new 300,000-square-foot facility in Griffin, Georgia, which is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020. Rinnai is the first major tankless water heater manufacturer in North America and will produce both residential and commercial products at the new manufacturing site. Rinnai began the first phase of its manufacturing journey in a temporary facility in Griffin earlier this year. The facility produced its first tankless water heater on April 4.

In addition, Rinnai’s new North American headquarters grand opening is planned for this month. The new North America Innovation and Training Center construction will start once the new headquarters is opened.

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