Donny Simmons

Group President, Americas

Donald (Donny) Simmons

Donny Simmons is group president of the Americas region for Trane Technologies. In this role, Donny oversees a broad portfolio of high efficiency, industry-leading commercial and residential HVAC, transport and life science systems, services, controls and energy reduction solutions.

Donny joined the company in 2001 and has since served in a variety of general management, sales, operations and finance roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Donny was the president of the Commerical HVAC Americas business. He has also served as chief financial officer of the $8 billion Climate Solutions sector; territory vice president for Trane in North America; general manager for Hussmann, a former brand of Ingersoll Rand; sales director for Thermo King; manufacturing vice president for Climate Control Technologies – Americas; and North America manufacturing controller for Hussmann.

Throughout his career Donny has earned a reputation for cultivating growth and operational excellence, which differentiated the brand, created world-class operations and delivered profitable growth for the company. 

Donny started his career in finance at Owens Corning, serving in multiple controller roles. While at Owens Corning, he progressed into manufacturing and operations, becoming a plant manager. 

He serves as the executive sponsor for the company’s Women’s Employee Network. Donny earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia Southern University and his master’s of business administration from Indiana University.

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