Burton Hong Joins CoolSys as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoolSys™, a market-leading refrigeration and HVAC company, announced that Burton Hong has joined the firm as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Hong will oversee the company’s legal operations and serve as a member of the leadership team overseeing the CoolSys family of service brands, including Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Service Refrigeration Company (SRC), Legacy Air, Refrigeration Solutions Incorporated (RSI) and Advanced Refrigeration Systems.
“Burton will be an invaluable addition to the CoolSys executive team as the company continues on its growth trajectory,” comments Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys. “He brings a proven track record as an outstanding lawyer and legal strategist who will support the company in reaching our business goals and in focusing on the best interests of our customers.”
Hong has more than 15 years of experience within the legal industry both as in-house counsel and at leading law firms. Before joining CoolSys, he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for nine years at Park Energy Group, which owns several companies that provide critical services and products to the energy and industrial sectors. Previously, he worked as a securities litigation and enforcement associate in the Washington, D.C. office of LeClair Ryan and as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office at Jones Day.
Hong began his legal career as an intern to the Honorable Vanessa Gilmore for the U.S. Federal District Court in Houston, Texas. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
“This is an exciting step in my career with a company that has tremendous growth potential,” comments Hong. “I’m looking forward to contributing my legal expertise, industry knowledge and experience to the CoolSys team and its business initiatives.”
CoolSys is a market-leading refrigeration and HVAC company, specializing in a full spectrum of best-in-class service experiences and solutions for the retail, commercial, and industrial refrigeration and HVAC industries. CoolSys and its operating businesses cover every stage of mission-critical systems through design, installation, optimization, maintenance, service and repair. Headquartered in Southern California, CoolSys has more than 1,000 highly trained, field-based service and installation experts serving the daily needs of more than 2,500 customers across North America. For additional information, please visit www.coolsys.com.
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