At Madison Air, we are more than just a business; we are a community driven by a set of core values that shape our identity and guide our every action. These values are the strategic compass that steers us toward our mission, and they are the foundation upon which we build relationships—with our customers, our employees, and the world at large.
Honesty and transparency are absolutely essential to the way we do business. We believe in the power of the team and how critical trust is in that relationship. We work as hard for the person on our left and the person on our right as we do for ourselves. Consequently, our teams operate at the highest level of engagement and are inspired by our mission and their leaders.
Bias for Action
Unless you continually work, evolve and innovate, you will learn a quick and painful lesson from someone who has. We proactively push boundaries and question established norms. When an opportunity arises to enhance safety, well-being, or productivity in the world, we act swiftly and decisively.
Our operational framework embraces decentralization, empowering local leaders and entrepreneurs with an ‘owner’s mindset.’ These individuals, intimately connected to customers, products, and teams, are enabled to make informed decisions. This dynamic ecosystem benefits from the robust support and resources of a major corporation while retaining the agility characteristic of a startup.
We believe that great leadership is the cornerstone of every thriving organization. Our commitment to fostering exceptional leaders is unwavering, and we are dedicated to empowering individuals to unlock their true potential.
Jill Wyant is a senior strategy and operating executive with over 25 years of experience leading Fortune 500 businesses in the industrial and healthcare sectors. She previously served as the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Transformation at Ecolab, the world leader in water, energy and hygiene technology and services with over $12B in sales.
Jill’s career reflects a track record of driving innovative strategies to capture new growth and profit, spearheading breakthrough innovation, driving manufacturing excellence and operational efficiency, and leading transformational M&A. She also brings a broad perspective on international business and global expansion as well as experience driving enterprise-wide digital transformations. Jill has a passion for building mission focused teams and has deep sustainability expertise.
Jill has held domestic and international sector leadership roles with an expat assignment in Switzerland. In her previous role as the Executive Vice President and President of Global Regions at Ecolab, she had ownership of a $5 Billion P&L with 25,000 employees and was responsible for the vision, strategy and general management skills to shape the next phase of growth for the company internationally. She laid out a sweeping strategy to revitalize Ecolab’s International organization into a major growth engine for the company and in two years, doubled topline growth.
Previously, Jill was Executive Vice President and President of Ecolab’s Global Food & Beverage, Global Healthcare and Global Life Sciences businesses, a $2.5B P&L. Other leadership roles held at Ecolab include Executive Vice President and President of the Global Food & Beverage sector, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Food & Beverage in North America and Latin America, and leading Food & Beverage in Asia Pacific. Jill joined Ecolab in 2009 as Vice President of Global Strategic Planning. Prior to Ecolab, she held multiple leadership positions at General Electric.
Jill serves on the board of Dow (NYSE: DOW), a leading materials science company ranked 78th on the Fortune 500. She is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Tumor Network and serves on the Break/Through fundraising committee of The Greater Twin Cities United Way. She has served on the board of directors of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and The Committee of 200 (an organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders).
Jill earned an MBA degree with highest honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with bachelor’s degrees in international marketing and Japanese studies. She has attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education.
David H. Campos
David Campos serves as the President of Air Quality and Home Solutions Group and CEO of Broan-NuTone. Prior to joining Madison Air, Mr. Campos held multiple general management roles, including President for the Americas of GCP Applied Technologies, President of Canada for Serta Simmons, Vice President of Kimberly-Clark Professional for Latin America, and Country Manager for Spain and Portugal for Kimberly-Clark. In addition to P&L leadership roles, Mr. Campos also held Chief Transformation Officer, Director of Corporate Strategy, and Director of Sales positions at various companies.
Mr. Campos graduated from MIT with master’s degrees in both Management and Engineering, where he was awarded Fulbright and Leaders for Manufacturing fellowships. He also holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical Engineering.
JJ Foley is the Chief Financial Officer of Madison Air. Prior to joining Madison Air, Mr. Foley held several executive finance roles at General Electric (NYSE: GE). Most recently, Mr. Foley served as the Senior Director of Investor Relations at GE. He was responsible for communicating the company’s strategy and value to the investment community, while working as a key partner and resource to GE’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Foley was the head of Financial Planning & Analysis for GE Aviation, a business generating over $30 billion of revenue, $6.5 billion of operating profit, and $4 billion of free cash flow. He led the consolidation and reporting of the financial statements as well as the forecasting and budgeting initiatives. He also served as a strategic partner to the Aviation management team, driving operational improvements and supporting investor and executive communications. Over a six-year period within GE’s Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), Mr. Foley held roles with increasing responsibilities. As the Operations Leader for CAS, he was responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of audits and operational excellence/simplification projects. In this capacity he engaged with GE’s Board of Directors. As an Executive Audit Manager, he oversaw teams of more than 70 auditors for GE’s Power, Asia and Services businesses. Beyond leading and executing numerous worldwide audits and projects across GE Industrial and GE Capital over this time, Mr. Foley was also known for building collaborative and energetic teams and developing rising talent. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Marquette University.
Karen Geiger serves as the President of Energy Recovery at Madison Air. Madison Air believes in the transformative power of air, and the Energy Recovery (ER) group plays a vital role in improving the efficiency and performance of HVAC systems. Before this role, Karen was with Therma-Stor for 10 years with increasing responsibilities in commercial and operational leadership roles. She served as the General Manager of the Professional Business Segment (Phoenix Restoration Equipment) as well as Vice President of Operations for Therma-Stor. Karen started her career in the industrial machinery and manufacturing industry, in supply chain and operational roles. Ms. Geiger earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Master of Business Administration at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Jeff Krautkramer serves as Chief Human Resource Officer at Madison Air. In his current role, he is responsible for leading Madison Air’s overall human resource strategy, leadership development, and front-line obsession. Driven by his passion for talent, he takes pride in partnering across the company to build and develop best in class team teams. Jeff began his professional career with General Electric as a member of the GE HRLP program. Over the next 25 years. He took on positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Human Resources Officer at Starkey Hearing and serving numerous senior HR positions for IDEX Corporation, including Vice President of HR, where he supported senior leaders in talent, segmentation and operations. Additionally, he held HR leadership roles at Dunkin’ Brands, Accretive Health, and Bank of America. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and went on to receive a Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University, in 2000. Jeff is actively involved in the human resources community and serves on the alumni board of directors for Michigan State University’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. He is also an active member of the Minneapolis HR Executive Forum.
Leah is a visionary marketing executive with leadership experience in the manufacturing, institutional and industrial industries. She is recognized for her expertise in modernizing brands, evolving value propositions, introducing new products and services in B-to-B, enhancing corporate culture and employee experience with a specific focus on the front-line team, and developing business strategy that delivers transformational business growth. Currently, Leah is the Chief Marketing Officer of Madison Air, a privately-held $10B enterprise with 8,000 entrepreneurs focused on unleashing the transformative power of better air quality to customers across residential and industrial (data centers, manufacturing and distribution, cleanrooms, indoor agriculture, retail and commercial buildings) industries. She is leading the evolution of the organization from an HVAC supplier to a business partner in delivering proven customer outcomes (return on air). In her role she also serves as strategic business partner and growth strategist for Madison Air’s portfolio of industry-leading brands (including Big Ass Fans, Nortek, ThermaStor, Broan Nu-Tone, and Addison HVAC); as well as a driving force behind the company’s focus on front-line obsession, innovation, commercial excellence, and building something truly remarkable. She previously held the role of Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota – Further, a leading Health Spending Account administrator. Prior to this, she spent 12 years in senior marketing leadership roles with Ecolab, the $14B global leader in water and hygiene technologies. During her time at Ecolab, Leah led in developing and executing global growth strategies for the Institutional and Pest Elimination businesses. She played a key role in the evolution of the company’s brand and offering. She also advanced the marketing function and was consistently recognized for her impact on talent. Leah is actively involved in the Twin Cities community. She has passionately served on the board of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson Global Institute for 7 years. She previously served on the board for EOS International, and as a member of the advisory board for Antenna Consulting. She also volunteers her time with the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Techstars and Edina youth programs. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Graeme serves as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Maison Air. In this role, he works with the business, and Madison’s suppliers, to develop and implement sourcing strategies that optimize cost savings, innovation, and supply chain resiliency. Prior to joining Madison, Graeme worked for Philips, where he held various senior positions in purchasing and strategic sourcing. Graeme is a graduate of Fanshawe College, with a degree in Accounting. He and his wife live in Montreal, Canada with their daughter.
Karin Overstreet is a strategist and dynamic leader with over twenty-five years of experience profitably growing businesses and developing talent. Karin was recently at IDEX corporation, where she led eleven businesses and was the Global Platform President for the Serve Duty Flow Control (SDFC) group. Karin has a track record of transforming businesses and orienting the culture around growth. She quickly learns markets, understands the impact of megatrends, and creates an entrepreneurial environment to foster innovation. Before IDEX, Karin held general management, product management, and marketing roles within Stanley Black & Decker, GE, Hewlett Packard, and Honeywell. She consistently delivered growth by launching new products and services, expanding into new geographies, generating digital transformation, and acquiring businesses to enter adjacent markets. Karin earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. She is a champion for DE&I and was the IDEX executive sponsor for Women in Manufacturing (WIM) and is committed to supporting children with Dyslexia to reach their full potential and has built an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Board in Connecticut.
Russell Toney is a senior business executive with an extensive track record of leadership in manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Madison Air, Russell was an Operating Company President at Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer with approximately $8 billion in sales. At Dover, Russell led businesses that provide highly engineered products to customers in a variety of industries, including Industrial Automation, Automotive, and Electronics. Throughout his career, Russell has progressed through leadership roles in Engineering, Operations, Sales, and Supply Chain. Russell’s broad functional experience has enabled him to effectively develop strategies that delivered revenue growth and operational excellence. Prior to joining Dover, Russell spent 13 years at the General Electric Company in a variety of functional and business leadership roles. Earlier in his career, Russell also worked at The Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant and at the Procter & Gamble Company in engineering and manufacturing roles. Russell serves on the board of Albany International (NYSE: AIN), a leading manufacturer of advanced materials-based components for aerospace applications and textile-based products for paper manufacturing. Russell also serves as Board President for Chicago Cares, a non-profit organization that is working to build a stronger Chicago through civic engagement. He also serves as a Board Director for Dupage Children’s Museum, an organization committed to helping children thrive through access to extraordinary learning experiences. A native of Cincinnati, OH, Russell attended the University of Dayton, OH where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Russell later obtained an MBA from Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. He currently lives in the Greater Chicago area where he is married with five children.
Prior to joining Madison Air, Ken was the VP & GM of Cooper Lighting a Signify Corporation. Mr. Walma was instrumental in building an inclusive global team and transformed the company through innovation offering a new value proposition that enhanced growth for this $1.6B Billion business. Currently, he is the President and CEO at Big Ass Fans which brings industry-leading airflow and energy savings to customers worldwide, creating safer, more productive work environments in industrial facilities. Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He has earned various accreditations from Georgia Tech, Rice University, and various industry associations.
Mr. Windham is an executive leader in the HVAC equipment manufacturing industry. He joined Nortek Global HVAC in 2007 and has held multiple leadership roles within the company, primarily focused on channel growth. He is currently the President and —–CEO of Nortek Global HVAC, where he has led the recent structural transformation that improves the company’s customer-centric focus. He has driven the business to embrace 80/20 methodology and delivered focused margin expansion opportunities. Prior to joining Madison Air, he spent time with ebm-papst and Diversitech in sales management roles. Mr. Windham currently serves on the AHRI Board of Directors and is a member of the AHRI Audit Committee. He has served various AHRI committees over the last six years and is a former member of the HARDI Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Windham is a graduate of Emory University. He, his wife and two boys live in the greater St. Louis area.
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