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.
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. Andy has a vast knowledge of fans, dust collection, room pressurization, and system design.
Rick Kreczmer has been in the industrial air filtration industry since 1997. He has held various aftermarket and foremarket positions with installation contractors and air filtration equipment manufacturers. He has been with Camfil APC since 2006 with a focus in sales management. He first worked in the Upper Midwest developing and growing the distribution network. In 2008 he moved to the UK to develop business throughout Europe. In 2013 he returned to America. His focus in Jonesboro has been the US aftermarket program. He also is a trainer for new sales employees and the sales and technical programs.
Mike Walters, Lewellyn Technology LLC's Engineering Manager, Combustible Dust Division, has served as Camfil APC's instructor for NFPA Standards Training since 2011. Mike has 36 years of experience in manufacturing, design and installation of industrial ventilation systems, dust collectors, and combustible dust explosion controls. Mike also performs dust hazard analysis and reporting. Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Memphis, and has a P.E. certification in Mechanical Engineering. Mike also holds the distinction of having designed the first inlet isolation valve manufactured in North America to meet EN 16447. Mike's extensive work with NFPA includes: NFPA Technical Committees, Principle Member of Committee for Handling & Conveying of Dusts, Vapors and Gases (NFPA 91, 654 & 655). Mike is also a past member on NFPA Committees for: NFPA 61 NFPA 91 NFPA 484 NFPA 654 NFPA 655 NFPA 664.
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.
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.