Author Bios

Justin Aycock, Product Engineer – Air Treatment

Justin Aycock is the Product Engineer for Kaeser’s air treatment line. Justin has been with Kaeser since 2019 and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also has one publication in the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, and is a certified Engineer-in-Training in the state of Virginia.

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

Michael Camber 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 Hitt, Branch System Specialist: Charlotte, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Jeremy has been active in Kaeser’s service department since he joined the company in 2007 and is KFaCT Master Certified. A native of Culpeper, Virginia, Jeremy has a BA in Communications and a minor in Marketing from Liberty University.

Stephen Horne, Product Manager – Blowers, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Stephen Horne is the US Product Manager for Kaeser’s 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 Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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

Matt McCorkle lives in Fredericksburg, VA where he works as the Manager of Branch Operations for Kaeser Compressors. 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 has worked as a licensed Professional Engineer and as a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers. Matt’s focus is on helping manufacturers continually reduce production costs in the competitive and changing marketplace.

Neil Mehltretter, Engineering Manager, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Neil Mehltretter is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM®). As Kaeser’s Engineering Manager he has conducted and overseen thousands of industrial compressed air studies and helped 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.

Wayne Perry, Senior Technical Director, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Wayne Perry is Senior Technical Director at Kaeser Compressors, Inc. An industry specialist with more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of the compressed air business, Perry is a Qualified AIRMaster+ Specialist for the U.S. Department of Energy and a former instructor for Compressed Air Challenge. He has provided extensive technical expertise in the development of international standards for compressed air system assessments and has also worked as a Compressed Air Expert for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Perry serves on various technical and standards committees of the Compressed Air and Gas Institute and on the editorial board of Compressed Air Best Practices magazine.

Werner Rauer, Product Manager – Compressors, 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 more than 30 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.

Alex Shields, District Manager, Mobilair, Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Alex Shields is the District Manager for Mobilair portable air compressors at Kaeser Compressors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and an MBA from Regis University. Alex has been in the construction machinery equipment business for over 25 years. He started his career with a machinery distributor for forklifts, wheel loaders, excavators, and air compressors. He spent 12 years with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance prior to joining Kaeser Compressors.

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    1. I’ve heard of PPR and also PEX—to the best of my knowledge they aren’t available in larger, industrial sizes and you’d still have the question of compatibility with compressor fluids. It’s really not something we run into very often. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more help.

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