Utica, NY (WIBX) - ECR International has announced has an new chief operating officer.

The heating and cooling manufacturer on Dwyer Avenue in Utica welcomes Ronald Passafaro as their new President and CEO.

Passafaro was vice president of sales and marketing of ECR from 1989-2010. And, prior to his sales position, he worked at Abbott Laboratories at Abbot Park in Illinois.

ECR is also welcoming four new directors, including chairman of the board.