Kone Corp. has appointed Larry Wash as executive vice president responsible for the Americas to replace Vance Tang, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
The global elevator and escalator manufacturer, with operations in the Quad-Cities, said Wash will assume the new leadership position as of July 23. He also will be a member of Kone’s executive board and will report to Matti Alahuhta, Kone Corp.’s president and chief executive officer.
Wash, 50, succeeds Tang, who has led the company’s Americas division since early 2007.
“Larry has been very successful in developing and leading demanding businesses in various geographies and different market conditions. He brings a wealth of valuable experience to Kone,” Alahuhta said in a news release.
In his latest role as the president of global services for Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Solutions sector, Wash has led a $3 billion business in 60 countries. Previously, he served as vice president of service and contracting business for Trane within North and Latin America, and in various leadership roles with Xerox and Eastman Kodak.
Wash holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Wayne State University in Michigan; a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology; and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.