Annual Forum Speakers

Executive Panelist: Kirk Thorne

Kirk Thorne

EVP, Sales Marketing & Aftermarket
Daikin Applied

2015/16 Sales Pulse Survey Readout Panelist


Kirk joined Daikin in May 2012 and serves as the Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Aftermarket. Prior to Daikin, Kirk capped a 25-year career at Lennox International and then served as Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at RathGibson, a manufacturer of precision engineered tubing and pipe for industry, which was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp.

While at Lennox, Kirk served in leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and General Management of increasing responsibility, including successive international assignments in France, The Netherlands, and Canada from 1997 until 2004. Beginning in 2004, Kirk led Lennox’s Allied Air Enterprises business as Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Kirk earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Ferris State University and holds an associate’s degree in refrigeration engineering technology.