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Building a Foundation for Growth

We are pleased to announce that Pierre Menard, Engineering Manager, has been promoted to Director of Engineering. Pierre has oversight within Engineering from the time sales hands off an order through the release to production. His scope also includes areas such as: Product Development, Design Standards, Engineering Operations, Production Engineering and the associated processes for each area.

CDI Appoints Mike Peterson as Vice-President

Mike Peterson

Bringing excellence to the HVAC industry

Tom Peterson, President of Climate by Design International (CDI) is pleased to announce that Mike Peterson has been promoted to Vice-President.

Mike has proven himself in every position he’s held at CDI.  He began his career at CDI in high school as a draftsman, and returned after finishing college to fill various management and leadership positions in product development, engineering, and sales.  Mike has brought outstanding business results in his most recent position as the Vice President of Sales Engineering by utilizing lean methodology, coaching and mentoring people, improving processes, and communicating effectively.

“Mike is committed to the mission, vision, and values of CDI, and walks them out daily in everything he does,” said Tom Peterson, CEO and Founder. “I believe Mike’s values, commitment, abilities, experience, and education will continue to bring him success in his new role, and add value to the company and CDI Team well into the future as we grow and expand.”

In Peterson’s new position, he will continue to perform many of the responsibilities we have come to expect and rely on. As CDI grows and expands, some of those roles will be spun off into new positions as he broadens his leadership role in coaching leaders, communicating, developing strategic plans, and achieving strategic initiatives. 

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead CDI towards achieving our strategic goals during this exciting chapter in our 30-year history,” commented Mike Peterson.  “I look forward to aligning the whole organization around helping our customers achieve their critical mission while continuing to strengthen the values that make CDI truly unique.  The culture that we have created with the people that are part of our team is one of a kind.”

Mike has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC and manufacturing industries. He holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

CDI Launches Youth Skills Training Program
CDI is the first Owatonna business to have student workers as part of YST. Climate by Design International (CDI) is the first Owatonna business to have student workers as part of YST. Josh Meija and Hemi Reno began their employment at CDI on March 7, joining CDI’s assembly team where they will learn how to construct sheet metal HVAC equipment.
On the Pathway to Growth with Pierre Menard
We are pleased to announce that Pierre Menard, Engineering Manager, has joined our team.
From founders’ home to industrial park, CDI thrives in international market

The largest unit manufactured by CDI today – about the size of a trailer – removes 2,000 pounds or 1 ton of moisture from the air per hour; its smallest unit – about the size of a desk, removes about 10 pounds of moisture per hour.

Companies Join Forces to Build a New Home in Owatonna

We’re partnering with Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity and Daikin Applied on a project in Owatonna, MN. It’s touching to see what this means to the soon-to-be homeowners and we can’t wait to start building next spring!

CDI appoints Kimberly Johnson as Personnel Director

We are pleased to announce that Kim Johnson, Personnel Director, has joined our team. As our new Personnel Director, her expertise in employee engagement, people leadership and operational management as well as training and development will support CDI’s future growth.

CDI Safeguards to Minimize COVID-19 Spread and Create Indoor Air Quality Safety

The CDC, OSHA, and ASHRAE have issued interim guidance for meat and poultry processors, businesses and employers responding to COVID-19. The CDC recommends that “facilities should consider consulting with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning engineer to ensure adequate ventilation in work areas to help minimize workers’ potential exposures.”

CDI Appoints Lynn Limberg as ERP Specialist

We are pleased to announce that Lynn Limberg has been promoted to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Specialist. In this new position, Lynn will be working closely with each department within the company to automate and streamline systems and procedures within the company’s ERP system.

CDI Appoints Dan Soller as Vendor Manager

We are pleased to announce that Dan Soller has joined our team as Vendor Manager.