Caino positioned to head new global data centre cooling business unit


26 November 2021

Thermal solution specialists Modine has announced the appointment of Jonas Caino as both general manager and managing director of the newly established Airedale by Modine global data centre cooling business unit.


This announcement comes as Airedale’s popular and long-serving managing director, Tony Cole, retired after 31 years with the company.  Caino joined Airedale in 2019 to lead the newly established data centre solutions team, moving into a senior commercial role before general manager. 


Caino will be located at Airedale’s UK headquarters - a 23,000 sq metre manufacturing, research and development facility in Leeds. With additional responsibility for production sites in Consett (UK), Guadalajara (Spain), Buena Vista (US) and Grenada (US), this move will see the brand expand globally, as production is expanded across several continents.


With over 20 years in the IT and data centre industry, Caino has an extensive background in data centre technology and regularly speaks on the future of data centre design and trends. Prior to joining Modine, he held various commercial roles spanning a 25-year career and joined Airedale from Etix Everywhere (Vantage Data Centres), where he held the positions of global vice president of sales and UK country director.  He has also worked for Schneider Electric and Geist Global (Vertiv), amongst others.

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Caino said: “This is an exciting time to be leading Airedale, and I am delighted to be appointed general manager. With exponential growth in the data centre industry and the strategic realignment of our production resources across the globe, we can focus our talents, minimise waste and maximise efficiencies to allow us to deliver more of the high quality, high-efficiency cooling solutions that are currently in demand, worldwide.”


Eric McGinnis, vice president of Modine’s Building HVAC division, said: “Jonas brings deep experience and expertise to this role and is the right leader in supporting our growth strategy for our data centre business.


“In addition to having responsibility for our UK business, Jonas will also lead our global expansion of data centre products to the US and Western Europe. We are currently expanding our manufacturing capacity for chillers in the UK. We will fully utilise our plant in Guadalajara, Spain, for computer room cooling products, such as computer room air handlers and fan walls. We are also producing some of these products in the US, with plans to have full production capability in the next 12 to 18 months.”


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