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Dave Regnery is chair and chief executive officer (CEO) of Trane Technologies plc, a global climate innovator focused on sustainable solutions for buildings, homes and transportation.
Under Dave’s leadership, Trane Technologies has sharpened its strategy as an industry leader in climate solutions with a singular purpose – to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. The company has been widely recognized for its sustainability leadership, consistent financial performance, and engaging and inclusive culture, appearing in Fortune Magazine’s 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America and the 2021 Corporate Knights Global 100 index of the world’s most sustainable corporations.
Dave has been with Trane Technologies for his entire career. He was appointed CEO in July 2021, and named chair of the company's board of directors in January 2022. Previously, Dave served as the company’s president and chief operating officer, with direct responsibility for its three regional reporting segments and full portfolio of businesses, as well as mission-critical company operations including supply chain, engineering and information technology.
Throughout his tenure, Dave has led the majority of the company’s businesses around the world, including Commercial HVAC and Transport Refrigeration. As president of the Commercial HVAC business, Dave led the launch of the company’s successful EcoWise™ portfolio of products, designed to lower environmental impact through high efficiency operation and low global-warming potential refrigerants.
Dave serves on the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders for the World Economic Forum, and is active in climate industry, business and manufacturing associations. When he is not with investors or customers, Dave devotes significant time and focus speaking with early talent, new hires and leadership development groups.
Dave graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and holds a Master of Business Administration from Lehigh University. Dave and his family live in Charlotte, NC, where he is active in the local community.