CoolSys Appoints New Executive Leadership Team Members

by Katie Lee

Brea, Calif. — CoolSys, the market-leading provider of sustainable refrigeration, HVAC, energy and engineering solutions, has added to its executive leadership team as the company positions itself for continued growth and expansion. The company has expanded its C-suite with the appointment of Alan Johansen as chief financial officer and Brady Bagwan as chief people officer. In addition, CoolSys appointed John Harrison as president, commercial and industrial division (C&I).

“CoolSys has an exciting future as it enters into a new chapter in its successful legacy. These new executive team appointments support our vision and strategic goals for accelerated expansion and market leadership driven by our outstanding talent, teamwork, and customer service,” says Rich Wyckoff, chief executive officer and president at CoolSys. “Alan, Brady and John all bring invaluable expertise and leadership skills that will help the company to find new ways to innovate and consistently exceed customer expectations while paving the way for our successful path forward.”

As CFO, Johansen will be responsible for driving financial strategies aligned with the company’s growth objectives. He brings more than two decades of experience in financial leadership across diverse industries to his role. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers; more recently, he has held key roles at Teranex, Inc., Industrial Container Services and Qualawash.

In his new role, Bagwan will lead the human resources function and support the company’s growth and talent development objectives. Prior to joining CoolSys, Bagwan held leadership positions at Morgan Truck Body, J.B. Poindexter & Co, Inc. and Kiewit.

Harrison will lead the company’s C&I division with the goal of increasing growth and profitability in his new role as divisional president. He most recently held the position of chief operating officer and region president at Arctic Glacier Premium Ice.

CoolSys is the market-leading provider of sustainable refrigeration, HVAC, energy and engineering solutions for customers in the grocery, restaurant, retail, QSR, foodservice, hospitality, industrial, education, healthcare and government sectors. From engineering, project management, design and installation to service, maintenance, energy optimization and end-of-life asset re-commercing, CoolSys businesses cover the entire lifecycle of mission-critical HVAC and refrigeration systems. For more information, visit


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