|Industry||Electric Motors & Controls
|Founded||1955: Regal founded
2004: Regal acquired GE's electric motors and capacitors business
2009: Motors and capacitors business renamed Genteq
|Headquarters||Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States|
|Key people||Paul Goldman (V.P., HVACR division)
Paul Selking (HVAC industry leader)
Genteq is a division of Regal-Beloit Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of electric motors in the world. Genteq is the rebranding of Regal’s GE ECM, GE Capacitors and GE Commercial Motors divisions, which occurred in 2009.
Genteq develops and manufactures electronically commutated motors (ECM) and capacitors for residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The company is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with manufacturing facilities in Mexico.
As part of that acquisition, Regal acquired the rights to use the GE brand through 2009. Nearing the end of that licensing period, Regal rebranded these divisions as Genteq in February 2009.
General Electric developed an Electronically Commutated Motor (also called Electronically Controlled Motor), or ECM, technology for use in residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning systems in North America in the mid-1980s. The GE ECM motor was the first ultra-high efficiency motor for home heating and air conditioning systems, providing greater home comfort and energy efficiency.