Management Team

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Tom Edwards

Chairman of the Board
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Tom Edwards

Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board - Tom Edwards is currently CEO/President of TRE Consulting LLC. Tom’s 30 years of manufacturing and distribution leadership includes executive management experience with Johnson Controls, Trane and Ruskin Co. As President of Ruskin, Tom guided them through quadruple growth via a mix of organic and logical add-on acquisitions.

Tom’s industry experience includes extensive JIT/lean utilization, establishing domestic and overseas manufacturing, acquisitional analysis and synergy execution, distribution expansion, customer-focused information technology tools, supplier development, building code and standards initiatives, and optimized overall operational restructuring for maximizing returns. Extensive experience in CEO, COO and Board of Director roles – including Past-President and Chairman of the Air Movement and Control Association. A U.S. patent holder, a frequent guest speaker, and an author of many trade journal articles.

With experience in publicly traded companies, privately-held and private equity ownership, and board of director roles, Tom has achieved excellent results by using a combination of fundamental product market/segment driver analysis, motivational methods, financial discipline, operational acumen, and perceptive reasoning skills.

Tom earned his MBA degree from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in both Materials and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

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Ken Trent

President
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Ken Trent

President

President - Ken Trent has served as Executive Chairman of United Enertech since DalFort’s investment in December 2016. Mr. Trent was formerly an owner and executive at Professional Power Products, Inc. (PPPi), a vertically-integrated manufacturer of enclosed gas and diesel power generation systems. At PPPi, Mr. Trent directed sales, engineering and manufacturing activities. He joined PPPi in 2001 and played an integral role in increasing revenue from $3 million to approximately $40 million at the time of the company’s sale to Power Solutions International (Nasdaq: PSIX) in 2014.

Prior to joining PPPi, Mr. Trent held M&A, corporate finance and corporate development positions with Lehman Brothers in New York, NY and Overture (Yahoo) in Pasadena, CA.

Mr. Trent earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Jim Crunk

General Manager, Evergreen UV/Lumalier
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Jim Crunk

General Manager, Evergreen UV/Lumalier

General Manager, Evergreen UV/Lumalier – Jim Crunk has years of global product management and product marketing experience in HVAC and other industries. Prior to joining Evergreen/Lumalier, Jim worked with Kele, Inc. as Product Manager, and Belden, Inc. as Director of Product Management.

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Ross Strickland

General Manager, Air Performance
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Ross Strickland

General Manager, Air Performance

General Manager, Air Performance - Ross Strickland is one of the original founders of Air Performance, Inc. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the louver industry working in all aspects of production and engineering. Prior to Air Performance, he worked for Ruskin / Reliable Louvers based in Geneva, AL. Ross manages plant personnel, product design and fabrication, as well as Air Performance’s complete operations .

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Robert Bullock

General Manager, Metal Form Manufacturing
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Robert Bullock

General Manager, Metal Form Manufacturing

General Manager, Metal Form Mfg/Commercial Acoustics/Dynasonics/Energy Saver – Bob Bullock contributes over 40 years or Air and Sound Control product design, management and marketing experience in both the HVAC and Industrial spaces. Bob has previously served as the Director of Engineering/Sales for Universal Sound Control and Director of Engineering for Dynasonics, Inc.

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Christopher Mebus

General Manager, Air Conditioning Products Company
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Christopher Mebus

General Manager, Air Conditioning Products Company

General Manager, Air Conditioning Products Company – Christopher Mebus served as President of Air Conditioning Products Company until joining United Enertech Holding’s family of businesses in 2021. Chis has expert knowledge of the building materials industry with extensive experience in plant operations, manufacturing, and management.