- Career Development
Midea Carrier's Brazil CEO
Joint venture Midea-Carrier announced January 1, 2015 that the new chief executive officer of its Brazil Business Unit is Luiz Felipe Costa, he replaces Carlos Renck. Felipe is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Jesuit university UNISINOS in Rio Grande do Sul with post-graduate studies in Production Engineering followed by a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Costa joined Carrier in 1991, his first role being product technician. His work has mainly involved product engineering, marketing and operations management.
“I am honored with the trust relied on me and I hope to contribute to the growth of Midea Carrier in Brazil,” said Costa, whose international experience includes holding the position of Engineering Director for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa for Carrier’s Residential and Light Commercial International Division while based near Milan, Italy from 2005 to 2007. Carlos Renck, a graduate of the Purdue Krannert School of Management who first joined Springer-Carrier in 1994, maintains his position as CEO of Midea-Carrier Latin America and president of the joint venture’s board.
Mechanical engineer Volmir Packeiser replaces Luiz Felipe Costa as Operations Director of the Brazil Business Unit, gaining a promotion from Supplies and Foreign Trade Director. Also with the company since 1991, Volmir is now responsible for product development engineering, manufacturing (Manaus and Canoas) and quality.