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AAF International Names Philip Whitaker as Chief Executive Officer, AF Division

By Marketwired News   

LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – April 06, 2015) – American Air Filter Co., Inc. d/b/a AAF International, announced the appointment of Philip Whitaker as Chief Executive Officer on March 1, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for AAF’s day-to-day business operations, with a key focus on improving business performance to be in line with strategic business objectives. Whitaker reports directly to the Global Operations Division, Daikin Industries Ltd.

Whitaker brings over 25 years of global HVACR experience to AAF, including 13 years in Asia Pacific, China, and Middle East. Prior to this appointment, Whitaker was President of Camfil Farr Asia and Middle East. While there he also served as a member of the top executive team.

“Phil possesses broad experience in the air filtration industry and brings valuable insight to the AAF team. He is an experienced and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. Phil will be a key asset to AAF in achieving our goal to be the preferred supplier of clean air solutions,” states Yoshihiro Mineno, General Manager, Global Operations Division, Daikin Industries, Ltd.

“I am honored and excited to accept this new role as Chief Executive Officer of AAF International. I look forward to expanding our global operations, introducing new, innovative products and continuing to meet our customers need for clean air wherever in the world they may be,” said Philip Whitaker, CEO AAF International, AF Americas.

AAF International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has more than 3,000 employees, 21 manufacturing facilities, and 5 R&D centers worldwide. AAF designs, develops, and manufactures air filtration solutions for commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation, and nuclear power applications. AAF also provides inlet air cooling and sound attenuation solutions for high-speed rotating machinery. For more information visit

For additional information, please contact:
AAF International
P.O. Box 35690
Louisville, KY 40232-5690
Phone: 800.869.6907


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