ICM Controls Names New President and CEO to Lead Company Into Next Phase of Growth


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The Board of Directors of ICM Controls Corporation, the North Syracuse-based HVAC/R and custom control manufacturer, has named Joseph R. Bonacci the company’s President & Chief Executive Officer. Bonacci brings over 20+ years of leadership experience as both an executive and business owner.  He joins ICM from Highfield Enterprises, a global telemarketing and call center, where he was CEO. Prior to Highfield, Mr. Bonacci was President and Owner of Excel Wholesale, a grocery and consumer staple wholesale and distribution company. In his new role, Mr. Bonacci will continue to serve as Chairman of ICM Controls’ Board of Directors, where he has played an active role since 2019. Mr. Bonacci is very familiar with the strategic and operational functions of ICM’s business and will have an immediate impact on business.

“As a nimble and technologically-advanced company, ICM is ideally situated to not only survive but thrive in our current environment,” said Bonacci.  “I take seriously our role as both a local employer and essential business that directly impacts the fight against COVID 19. I’m humbled by the trust the ICM Board of Directors has put in me and am confident that ICM will continue to pivot and adjust to maintain our enviable market position as the go-to designer and manufacturer of controls.”

As part of ICM leadership changes, Zachary Kadah has been promoted to Vice President. Kadah has been with ICM since 2009 in a variety of capacities, most recently as OEM National Sales Manager. In his new VP role, Zach’s primary focus will be exercising his entrepreneurial ambition through driving revenue increases and all revenue related functions, including shipping deliverables and business development.

ICM Controls is a leading, ISO Certified manufacturer of electronic controls specializing in the HVAC industry. Since its inception in 1984, ICM has focused on product and process innovation, extensive capitalization, and its greatest manufacturing strength: true vertical integration. The ICM Controls’ manufacturing plant is one of the most vertically integrated facilities in the country.  Essentially combining three factories under one roof – captive printed circuit board fabrication, fully- automated electronic assembly, and captive injection molding-- provides ICM with a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace.  ICM works with its network of distributors to provide its high-quality controls and exceptional service to customers around the globe.

ICM Controls is proud to employ over 270 Central New Yorkers at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in North Syracuse, New York, and provide MADE IN THE USA control parts to the HVAC/R, electrical, pool and spa, marine, appliance, and other industries.

Serving both the OEM and aftermarket, ICM has been to providing customers with the most technologically advanced products at the greatest value without compromising quality. The ability to quickly take a control from concept to prototype to production while making enhancements on the fly has become an ICM Controls trademark. ICM’s design and testing capabilities have enabled the company to stay competitive despite facing higher labor costs.

Even during these challenging times, ICM’s business has remained strong. As a provider of parts for equipment that is being used on the front lines to help stop the spread of coronavirus, ICM Controls was granted an exemption from New York State's 100% workforce reduction mandate and has remained operational throughout the pandemic.

About ICM Controls

ICM Controls is a leading, ISO Certified manufacturer of electronic controls for the HVAC-R market and other industrial applications. Backed by over 35 years of design, engineering, and custom manufacturing expertise, ICM supports its network of suppliers, OEM and aftermarket distributors, and customers. Through its commitment to customer experience and vertical integration, ICM creates true partnerships.

ICM Controls is headquartered in North Syracuse, NY.  For more information, visit ICMControls.com.

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