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Seminar Chairman: 
Brian Kelly
Honewell Thermal Solutions

Brian Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and has 20 years of experience. He is currently responsible for worldwide sales, technical and application support for industrial products, and has held positions as Technical Sales Coordinator, Project Engineer, R&D Laboratory Manager, Systems Engineering Manager, General Manager of Sales, and Technology and Applications Manager. Brian serves as Chairman of the Education Committee and Combustion Seminar for IHEA and is on the Energy & Utilities Technology Committee for AIST. He has authored numerous articles for the heat processing industry in Heat Treating Progress and Industrial Heating.

Seminar Presenters:
Bryan Baesel, CEC Combustion Safety
Bryan is a Professional Engineer who specializes in the design and field inspection of combustion equipment. He is a member of NFPA 85 and NFPA 86 along with several Fortune 100 combustion program teams. Prior to joining CEC, Mr. Baesel worked at a foundry and for a natural gas utility.

B.J. Bernard, Surface Combustion

Curt Colopy, INEX, Inc.
Curt Colopy is VP for Product and Business Development at INEX Incorporated, The Radiant Tube CompanyTM.  He directs development and sales of advanced Si-SiC composite U-Tubes, SER's, Internally-Finned and Straight-Wall tubes for heat-treating furnaces and other high-temperature applications.  Over the years Curt has managed several businesses in Structural and electronic ceramics, after starting his career at The Carborundum Company where Silicon Carbide was first invented.

Ryan McClain, Maxon - A Honeywell Company
Ryan is a Sales Engineer with the Honeywell Commercial & Industrial Combustion group.  He came to Honeywell through the acquisition of Maxon in 2007, and is now in the Cincinnati branch office.  Ryan is a graduate of Purdue University (BSIE) and Xavier University (MBA).

Michael Murrin, Maxon - A Honeywell Company
Michael has been with Maxon, A Honeywell Company for 21 years and serves in field sales and application engineering.  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from University of Connecticut. He is a Professional Engineer.

Wayne Pettyjohn, Georgia Power
Wayne has been in the electric utility industry for 34 years with the last 26 years working with industrial accounts, providing assistance with manufacturing processes and energy efficiency.  He is the facility manager for Georgia Power's customer Resource Center.  Wayne studied Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and is a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Green Building Engineer.

John Podach, Fostoria Process Equipment, division of TPI Corp.
John is the Southeast Sales Manager of Fostoria Process Equipment, a Division of TPI Corp. in Johnson City, TN. He has worked at Fostoria since 1976 in assembly, lab management, R&D and sales manager of custom engineered infrared and hot air ovens and material handling systems.

Max Raffoul, CEC Combustion Safety
Mr. Raffoul is a combustion engineer who specializes in the design and field commissioning of Industrial Process Heating Equipment. He earned his degree in Combustion Engineering from St. Clair College of Applied Arts in Windsor, Ontario in 1974. He is a licensed G1 Gas Tech in Canada and has participated in the development of many US and Canadian standards.

Bob Sanderson, Honeywell Thermal Solutions

Mike Shay, Heat Combustion Solutions

Stephen Simko, Bloom Engineering Co., Inc.

Steve Mickey, WS Thermal Inc.




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