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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
Area served
Key people
Paul Goldman (V.P., HVACR division)
Paul Selking (HVAC industry leader)
Products ECM motors
Number of employees
Parent Regal-Beloit

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.[1]

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.

Genteq markets its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as to HVAC contractors, distributors and technicians.


Regal acquired General Electric’s Commercial and HVACR Motors and Capacitors businesses in 2004. These acquisitions from General Electric effectively doubled Regal’s size. [2]

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.[3] 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.


  1. ^ Regal Rebrands GE Businesses as Genteq, ACHR News, March 23, 2009
  2. ^ Regal-Beloit to acquire GE unit,, Nov. 15, 2004
  3. ^ The ECM Motor Story, Nailor Industries web site

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