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Lanessa Banister

VP/GM of Lennox Residential


Lanessa joined Lennox International in 2014 and has held several roles within the Commercial segment including District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Director and National Accounts Director. Prior to joining Lennox, Lanessa held senior leadership positions with Carrier Enterprise and JDC, Inc. including Vice President Sales/Operations and President/General Manager spanning their residential, commercial, and aftermarket sales businesses. Lanessa earned her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University and her master's degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Steve Pitlik

VP, Lennox Stores - Residential


Steve Pitlik joined Lennox in 2011 and has held several roles including Director of Product Management, Regional Sales Director and Director of Customer Support. Prior to joining Lennox, Steve held senior leadership roles at Dr Pepper Snapple and Target Corporation across multiple disciplines within Supply Chain and Product Management. He received his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee.

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Patty Arellano Tolotta

VP of Marketing, Residential


Patty joined Lennox from Dallas College where she was the Chief Marketing Officer since 2018. During her tenure at Dallas College, she led the launch of the Dallas College brand, consolidating seven institutions under a single brand umbrella while overseeing their advertising, digital marketing, social media, communications, and online activities. Prior to Dallas College, Patty spent almost two decades at Texas Instruments serving in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility, including serving as Global Director of Digital Marketing generating demand for TI’s Embedded Processing division. Patty earned her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Journalism from the University of North Texas (UNT) and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.

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John Whinery

VP of Product, Residential


John Whinery has been with Lennox for 20 years. Before becoming Lennox' Vice President of Product Management, Residential, his expertise was earned throughout his time spent working in product development, commercial marketing, and commercial sales management. He received his Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree from The University of Vermont, and his MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.