Graeme Bell, Vice President of Camfil APC Americas, has been with Camfil since 2012. Graeme is responsible for the manufacturing, technical and training facility, as well as the North and South American sales operations for the company's dust, mist and fume collection products. Prior to relocating to Camfil APC's corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, in 2016, Graeme held a succession of sales and general management posts in Europe. His most recent title was vice president, Camfil APC Europe, where he handled UK, German and Czech operations, including manufacturing sites, as well as full strategic growth responsibility for Europe. Graeme has 28 years' experience in the air pollution control industry, holding a diploma in mechanical engineering. His professional experience also includes several technical and sales engineer positions.
Brian Richardson, Camfil APC's Production Engineering Manager, has been with Camfil Air Pollution Control since 2008 and has worked in and around manufacturing industries for about 25 years. He started in Research and Development Engineering and shortly moved on to a Field Service Manager position which he held for a couple of years, handling troubleshooting and servicing of dust collectors as well as training others on maintenance and construction aspects of the equipment. He also served as High Bay Production Manager and Technical Departments Manager with the company until taking over the role of Quality, Safety and Continuous Improvement Manager, before moving to his current role as Production Engineering Manager. Brian also helps manage the maintenance training programs as well as helping with service calls, customer needs and warranty items in our Jonesboro, AR facility.
Prior to joining Camfil (formerly Farr Company) in 1986, Dewayne House had a maintenance and machining background. Over the last 32 years, he has worked in numerous capacities. He began in the maintenance area, with a focus in electrical controls. During the development of the Farr Gold Series dust collector, Dewayne moved to the Research and Development department. He then worked as the Field Service Tech, troubleshooting, maintaining and assisting in the installation of hundreds of dust collections systems all over the United States and five other countries. Over the next few years, Dewayne managed the production areas of both the filter and Farr Gold Series manufacturing areas. Dewayne moved to Sales where he was a Regional Sales Manager before accepting the challenge of UK Project Manager, supervising the start-up of a new manufacturing plant in Heywood, England. Currently, Dewayne is the Field Service Manager, where he oversees the Camfil APC service department team and troubleshoots equipment issues.
Andy Thomason, Camfil APC's Southeastern Sales Engineer, is a mechanical engineer with 30+ years instructing, and is a Planning Committee Member at the Industrial Ventilation Conference – Birmingham, AL. Andy has a vast knowledge of fans, dust collection, room pressurization, and system design.
Kevin Lankford, the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Camfil APC, has been with Camfil since 2010. Prior to entering the dust collection industry he worked as a sales rep for a major HVAC air filter manufacturer, and was also a branch manager for an independent HVAC filter distributor and cleanroom product company. From 2010-2015, Kevin’s primary role at Camfil was to drive sales in a territory consisting of three states and a small network of independent dealers. Mid-way through 2015, Kevin accepted the position of Southeast Regional Manager. Based in the Charlotte, NC sales office, his current role is to drive profit and sales throughout a ten state territory, manage and support direct Camfil sales people, and assist the rep and dealer network in their efforts to sell the entire Camfil APC product line.
Jonathan Cooper has been with Camfil APC since 2005. He started his industrial filtration career as a filter design drafter. After gaining a few years of product training in the engineering department at Camfil APC, he joined the aftermarket sales team as the dedicated Technical Support Specialist, and has since been dedicated to supporting the Camfil APC sales team and customer base.
Following a career in outside sales and sales management, Marsha Johansen came to Camfil APC in 2006, working as an aftermarket account specialist and later as aftermarket sales manager. In 2010, she became the APC training manager, playing a large part in establishing what has become Camfil APC University. Marsha is responsible for all aspects of planning and execution that involve guest visits to our Jonesboro facility.