William Buck Johns

William Johns


William Buck Johns

BSIE ‘64

Founder and General Manager

Trane Co. Home Comfort Centers of California


Mr. Johns joined the Trane Company after graduating from the U of A. At Trane, he founded the industry’s first factory direct residential air conditioning operation in 1970 which has grown to an entity exceeding $28,000,000 in annual sales with over 1,000 employees.


Active in civic and charitable affairs in California, he has served on the Boards of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, State University Fullerton Titan Athletic Foundation and Orange County Sports Hall of Fame.  Mr. Johns is listed in Who’s Who in California.