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ATLANTA, October 11, 2017 - Rheem®, the global leader and only manufacturer to produce a full suite of heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, has announced two key leadership appointments that span several divisions.

New to the company, Greg Miller has been named Vice President and General Manager for Rheem’s U.S. Water Heater Division. Miller is responsible for leadership and oversight of the group’s business operations and strategic planning. He brings to Rheem more than 26 years of experience working for Fortune 200 corporations, private equity-backed companies, and privately-owned organizations. Miller is based in Atlanta.

Expanding his role within the company, Kevin Ruppelt has added the responsibility of Vice President and General Manager for the California-based Raypak® brand. Managing cross-continental teams, Ruppelt is now charged with growing Raypak, the world’s leading manufacturer of pool heaters and commercial boilers, while continuing his work as President and CEO of Connecticut-based Eemax. Ruppelt has been with Eemax since 2010, joining the company after 28 years with General Electric (GE). Ruppelt is based in California.

“These are important leadership positions for Rheem as we continue to expand globally and strengthen our market position across all of our brands,” said Rich Bendure, executive vice president, Rheem Water Heating. “Greg and Kevin both have deep experience with innovation and market leading brands; we’re fortunate to have them leading Rheem, Raypak, and Eemax into the future.”


About Rheem (

Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an international presence in 14 countries. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Eemax, Richmond and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. To learn more, visit

About Raypak (

Raypak, part of the Rheem family of brands, manufactures a range of high-efficiency residential and commercial boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and spa heaters. Raypak pioneered the use of copper fin tube heat exchanger technology into hydronic boilers. Today’s Raypak innovations meet its customers’ high standards for quality, while also integrating advanced controls solutions that deliver even more efficiencies and benefits. To learn more, visit

About Eemax ( Established in 1988, Eemax, part of the Rheem family of brands, is the top supplier of electric tankless water heaters in the United States, as well as serving 30 additional countries worldwide through the plumbing wholesale distribution channel and major retail outlets. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Eemax’s patented green water heating technology has revolutionized the industry by delivering a continuous supply of hot water at a preset temperature with 99 percent energy efficiency. To learn more, visit

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