Our Leaders

Harshaw Trane’s leadership is based locally. We live and work in the communities we serve. With over 150 combined years’ experience in the business, our Leadership team is passionate about customer satisfaction and delivering our promises.

Harshaw, Frank
Frank Harshaw

President & CEO

Frank Harshaw is President and CEO of Harshaw Trane. He founded Harshaw Trane in 1976 with 13 associates.  Today the company employs 300 associates with offices in Louisville, Bowling Green, Evansville, Ft. Knox and Lexington.

Frank attended the University of Florida where he earned his Master’s degree in Engineering and did his post Masters study.

His professional activities included being a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Frank has also served on the board of the National Association of Trane Franchise Holders and has served on Trane’s Marketing Council numerous times. He is a current member of Trane’s Distribution Advisory Board.

Frank is a long time member of the Louisville Library Foundation Board and former board member of the Community Foundation Board, Greater Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Civic Club, and past chairman of the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce. He has served two terms as President of the National Association of the Trane Franchise Holders Association (NATFH) as well as numerous terms as board member.  Frank was an organizer of Eclipse Bank and has served on the Executive Committee since the bank’s founding in 2007.  He also serves on the board of directors for Sullivan University Systems.

Frank believes in the importance of supporting the communities in which his associates live and work. In 1979 he founded the Harshaw Trane foundation. This foundation has supported children’s issues, education, arts, our service men and women, behavioral health, and human services.

Frank is committed to education and helping foster youth. Because of the challenges Frank experienced growing up in foster care, he invited Metro United Way and seven nonprofit youth residential programs to partner with him for the benefit of foster care youth.  From this landmark partnership True Up was created.  True Up empowers young people in foster care to gain the critical skills they need to make successful transition from a structured environment to successful independent living.  As a result, True Up has become a strong voice for foster care youth and alumni.  For his work on this ground breaking initiative, Frank was recognized for his advocacy in 2012 by the Kentucky State legislature.


Pickren, Richard
Richard Pickren

Vice President, Finance
Richard Pickren joined Harshaw Trane as Vice President of Finance in February, 2007.  Richard is a 21 year veteran of Trane Company and was formerly the Finance Director for the West Territory in North America.  Previously, he served as VP of Finance for the Dallas Commercial Sales Office (2000-2005), Development Project Director / Executive for Office Transformation – Worldwide Applied Systems Group North America and Lab Coach Office Transformation (98-2000), Controller / Administration Manager / Lan Manager / Parts Manager in Kansas City Commercial Sales Office (1990 – 1997), Field Systems Technical Support for Realworld Software (88-90) and Controller / Lan Administrator for Salt Lake City Commercial Sales Office (85 – 88).  Richard was the first Six Sigma Green Belt in Trane’s commercial offices and was recognized as Controller of the Year while in Kansas City.


Harshaw, Ginny
Ginny Harshaw

Vice President, Marketing
Ginny Harshaw joined Harshaw Trane in 1996 as Vice President of Marketing and is one of the first marketing leaders to join a Trane field office.  Prior to working with Harshaw Trane, she worked in Washington D.C. in private banking.

 

 

 


Abele, TomW
Tom Abele

Vice President, Business Development

Tom Abele joined Harshaw Trane as Contracting Solutions Business Leader in 1998.  Currently, Tom is the Vice President of Business Development where he oversees the Services and Energy Services businesses.

Prior to joining Harshaw Trane, he spent 18 years with Honeywell in various Operations and Sales Leadership roles with a primary focus of developing and delivering energy related solutions for building owners.  Tom’s commercial / industrial career began as a Factory Representative at Westinghouse with their Commercial Air Conditioning Division supporting distributors, contractors and building owners with large tonnage applications.

Tom is a graduate of Community College of Allegheny – Pittsburgh as well as the University of Southern California and the University of Saint Thomas Global Management.

 


Zaccone, Lou
Lou Zaccone

Vice President 
Lou Zaccone is Vice President of Harshaw Trane and has served in this role since July 2012.  He was formerly General Manager of Trane’s offices and operations in South Florida.  Lou has more than 30 years of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry experience having joined Trane’s office in North Jersey in 1976 as a service apprentice.  From 1988-1991, Lou served as vice president and general manager of an independent mechanical servicing contractor called Industrial Cooling Corporation where he grew the company’s revenue more than 10 fold.  Lou rejoined Trane in 1991 as vice president of service for the Americas, responsible for helping Trane profitably grow this important area of business. Lou earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

 


Cummins, Randy
Randy Cummins

Service Sales Leader
Randy Cummins joined Harshaw Trane in 2006 and serves as the Trane Supply Leader.  In his capacity, Randy is responsible for district-wide leadership for the Supply Business.  Before joining Harshaw Trane, Randy served as the District Manager for Trane’s Residential Sales Office covering Kentucky and Southern IN.  Prior to that he was with Johnson Controls National Account Healthcare Team in Nashville, TN and held multiple Sales and Training roles with Trane Residential Systems.  Randy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Mechanical Engineering.  After graduation he started his career with Trane Residential Systems where he was selected to Trane’s Sales & Technical Educational Program (STEP).  He received his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in 2006 and led a team to start a new company-owned Distribution Office in Southern Ohio.

 


Vierling, Ty
Ty Vierling

Energy Services Leader
Ty Vierling is the Energy Services Business Leader and has served in that role since January 2012.  Prior to his current role, Ty led our System & Service Sales Teams in Harshaw Trane’s Evansville Market from 2006 through 2011.  Ty has more than 10 years of experience in the Energy Services business focusing on financial and energy based solutions to facility issues.Ty began his career with Harshaw Trane in 1999 after completing Trane’s Graduate Training Program.  Since then, he has worked with in the Energy Services, Systems and Service Business’s for Harshaw Trane and gained a diverse background in various facets of the business.