Former Polo student, Augusto Zimmermann, will be named as the new Senior Manager of Heatcraft's Center for Excellence for Alternative Systems. Augusto was the lead engineer in the Center of Excellence for Alternative Systems (COE) developing products and technologies, being responsible for leading the development projects of the Global Product Platform for Transcritical CO2 Systems with successful product launches in North America, Europe And Australia.

He began his career as a Polo student and later as a Research Engineer at Embraco, working with CO2 systems for light commercial applications. He has more than 15 years of experience in R & D projects in technologies ranging from steam compression cycles using conventional and natural refrigerants to thermoelectric refrigeration and Stirling cycles. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil.

The Polo team wishes much success in this new phase to Engineer Augusto Zimmermann.

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