Research Foundation Directors and Officers
Ricardo Schneider is President & CEO of Danfoss Turbocor, a Tallahassee based company that designs and produces a family of revolutionary centrifugal oil-free high efficiency compressors for Commercial Air Conditioning systems. Ricardo holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. from UFRGS-Brazil, and International Management education from INSEAD, London, and Executive education from Harvard Business School, where he has been an active Alumni Member since 2005. He joined the Danfoss Group in 1993, holding several different positions in three different countries. He is currently Global Vice President of Danfoss Air Conditioning leading the organization to succeed in the competitive global air conditioning market by growing the business by 4 times in less than 5 years. This success was achieved by executing innovative strategies on product development and acquisitions to address global climate and energy challenges while increasing market share and profitability for Danfoss. Ricardo has been an active member of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) since 2000, holding a Chairman position of the Automatic Controls Section from 2006 to 2008 and member of Board of Directors. Ricardo has Papers published at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).