Danfoss recognizes Delfield with eighth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award

Delfield utilized Danfoss thermostatic expansion valves and refrigeration control technologies to re-engineer its equipment to meet low-GWP refrigerant and energy-efficiency targets
Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, has named Welbilt’s brand Delfield, one of the largest custom stainless steel refrigeration equipment manufacturers in the world, the latest winner of its EnVisioneer of the Year award for its use of Danfoss controls to convert equipment to low-GWP, natural refrigerant while also significantly improving energy efficiency. Delfield offers a complete line-up of high-performance, high-quality refrigeration, fabrication, and serving systems for the foodservice industry. Its products ensure food safety and operational efficiency.
Launched in 2010, the EnVisioneer of the Year award competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners, or original equipment manufacturers that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy or environmental savings.
Delfield is utilizing Danfoss thermostatic expansion valves and electronic controls to optimize its foodservice refrigeration equipment. By integrating Danfoss technologies that enable more precise control and are approved for use with flammable refrigerants, Delfield recently converted its portfolio from R-404A, an HFC refrigerant, to R-290, a natural hydrocarbon — reducing global warming potential by more than 99 percent, from 3,943 to 3. It also was able to lower refrigerant charge by 40-80 percent to reduce equipment footprint, and cut energy consumption by as much as 50 percent.
“Danfoss applauds Delfield for its commitment to advancing the industry through environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient technologies,” said John Galyen, president, Danfoss North America. “This is a great example of how innovative engineering can put ambitious energy-efficiency and refrigerant targets squarely in reach — without compromising performance or reliability. We are pleased to name Delfield as our eighth EnVisioneer of the Year.”
The EnVisioneer of the Year award was presented on October 18 to Delfield’s Darrel Walker, vice president of engineering; Jeremy Huhn, staff refrigeration engineer; and Marcy Mathews, director, product management, by Danfoss Sales Director John Carmack.
“We are truly honoured to receive the EnVisioneer of the Year award from Danfoss,” said Josef Matosevic, chief operating officer of Welbilt. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to deliver high-quality commercial foodservice equipment while simultaneously helping improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Entrants to the EnVisioneer of the Year competition are reviewed and evaluated by an independent third-party judging panel.
For more information about the EnVisioneer of the Year award program, please visit
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Pictured left to right:
John Carmack, sales director, Danfoss; Eduardo Cruz, senior product manager, Danfoss; Darrel Walker, vice president of engineering, Delfield; Jeremy Huhn, staff refrigeration engineer, Delfield; Marcy Mathews, director, product management, Delfield; Will Staley, key account manager, Danfoss; and Svend Bennedsen, senior application engineer, Danfoss.
Delfield, a Welbilt brand, manufactures and markets a complete line of foodservice refrigeration, freezers and custom serving solutions for restaurants, hotels and institutions. Delfield products are produced in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Covington, Tennessee and Monterrey, Mexico. Many Delfield products are ENERGY STAR® certified and utilize natural R290 refrigerant which has one of the lowest GWP (Global Warming Potential) and exceeds new Department of Energy (DOE) standards. For more information about the Delfield products, please call 800-733-8821 or visit
Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss is a world-leader, employing more than 25,000 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are still privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at

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