Author Bios


Michael_Camber_100x150_March_2017Michael Camber, Marketing Services Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Michael Camber is currently Kaeser’s Marketing Services Manager. He has been in a number of sales, marketing and training roles since joining Kaeser in 1997. Michael is a member of Kaeser’s active training team, educating both Kaeser’s distribution network and customers on reliable and energy efficient compressed air system design. He is also KFaCT Master Certified and has completed the US Department of Energy’s Compressed Air Challenge Level I and II training. Prior to joining Kaeser, Michael served as an officer in the US Marine Corps. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds an MBA from the University of Mary Washington.

Jeremy HittJeremy Hitt, Service Development Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Jeremy Hitt is Kaeser’s Service Development Manager and has been active in Kaeser’s service department since he joined the company in 2007. Jeremy is KFaCT Master Certified and currently works to ensure Kaeser’s extensive Branch Service Departments throughout the US continually meet customers’ needs. A native of Culpeper, Virginia, Jeremy has a BA in Communications and a minor in Marketing from Liberty University.

Stephen_144x216_5-2013Stephen Horne, Product Manager – Omega, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Stephen Horne is the US Product Manager for Kaeser’s Omega Blower line, and has over 10 years experience with the design and function of blower systems in wastewater aeration applications. Stephen has also served as Kaeser’s in-house engineer for machine modifications and system design. He is a primary blower product and application instructor in Kaeser’s Factory Certified Training program. Stephen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University.

Laurel_LochLaurel E. Loch, Communications Specialist, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Laurel works in Kaeser’s Marketing Department. In addition to editing the company blog, Kaeser Talks Shop, she is responsible for Kaeser’s technical content, including white papers, articles, and product information. Previously, Laurel worked in Kaeser’s Technical Department where she coordinated and managed product technical documentation. Laurel is KFaCT Professional Certified and has a liberal arts degree from Hillsdale College.

Matt McCorkle, Branch ManagerMatt McCorkle, Manager of Branch Operations, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Matt McCorkle is Kaeser’s Manager of Branch Operations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy, and a Master’s of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida. Matt is a licensed Professional Engineer and a certified energy manager through the Association of Energy Engineers. He was instrumental in establishing Kaeser’s nationwide leak auditing program.

Neil_Mehltretter_100x150Neil Mehltretter, Engineering Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

As Engineering Manager, Neil Mehltretter is a key player in Kaeser’s Technical Department with responsibilities including product management, system design, and more. An authority on compressed air assessments, Neil has conducted and supervised thousands of industrial compressed air studies, helping users achieve significant energy savings and operational improvements. He has authored several nationally published articles on compressed air system optimization and is a frequent presenter on energy efficient system design. In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Florida, Neil is AIRMaster+ certified, has completed the Compressed Air Challenge curriculum, and is a Master Certified System Specialist through Kaeser’s Factory Training Program.

FMA_PEE19_Kaeser Compressors_Wayne PerryWayne Perry, Senior Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Wayne Perry has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of the compressed air business. He is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Qualified AIRMaster+ Specialist, a former instructor for Compressed Air Challenge (CAC), and has provided extensive technical expertise in the development of CAC and DOE publications and international standards for compressed air system assessments.

Since 2002, Wayne has worked as a Compressed Air Expert for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He is published nationally and internationally and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine.

Wayne is the Chairman of the System Assessment Section and serves on the Rotary Positive Engineering Committee, the Standards Committee, and the Energy Efficiency Committee for the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI).

Werner RauerWerner Rauer, Compressors Product Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Werner Rauer is the Product Manager for rotary screw compressors at Kaeser Compressors, Inc. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been with Kaeser USA for 27 years.  Before joining Kaeser USA, he completed an internship at Kaeser’s international headquarters in Coburg, Germany. Werner currently serves as the Chairman of the CAGI Rotary Positive Engineering Committee.

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