Jasmine Gooden Joins the Team as New Electro-Mechanical Field Engineer

Welcome Jasmine Gooden, new Electro-Mechanical Field Engineer for IMI Hydronic Engineering!

Jasmine brings significant experience to her new role from Johnson Controls plc, where she served on the actuators team after having interned at JCI in the Electro-Mechanical Device Solutions testing HVAC actuators. As part of that team, Jasmine gained a deep understanding of the mechanical aspects of actuators and insight into the electrical principles on the inner workings of actuators, along with different ways to use actuators in real-life HVAC applications.

Excited to bring this depth of experience to IMI Hydronic, Jasmine also looks forward to expanding her knowledge in flow design. “I’ve had an amazing time so far learning about what makes up flow design, as well as understanding why a correctly balanced flow system is so critical to system performance,” she noted.

Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, one of the top-10 engineering colleges in the Midwest. She is also a certified green belt in Six Sigma, with credited courses in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

IMI Hydronic Engineering Welcomes Hogan Cuny to the Sales Team

Welcome, Hogan Cuny, IMI Hydronic Engineering’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast!

Hogan joins the sales team bringing experience in production, lean processes, innovative research and development and technical sales gained at HVAC Manufacturing in Athens, Texas. And he’s looking forward to putting that experience to work at IMI. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far with my helpful and welcoming coworkers,” he said. “IMI’s detailed and broad training program is setting me up for success representing IMI Flow Design and IMI TA products.

Born into a passionate golfing family in Pittsburgh, Hogan and his brothers were named after golf greats Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer and raised playing golf. His zeal for the sport originally brought him and his brothers to the University of Texas at Tyler to pursue their dreams as members of a college golf team.

After mathematics and physics course work at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, Hogan graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Alex Engleby Joins the IMI Hydronic Engineering Sales Team

Welcome Alexaundria Engleby, new Regional Sales Manager for IMI Hydronic Engineering! Alex joins us from IMI Precision Engineering, where she held a series of sales positions with increasing responsibility, including her most recent as Product Sales Engineer: Valves.

A seasoned sales engineer with 5+ years in the mechanical and industrial engineering fields, Alex is excited about her new role. “I’m looking forward to working with the amazing team at IMI Hydronic and the adventure of learning a new industry,” she says. And she’s well-prepared for both. “I enjoy working with people, listening actively, asking questions and giving feedback as the situation warrants.”

Alex is a Colorado native and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. She will be based out of the Denver area.

When not at work, Alex enjoys snowboarding, hiking and reading a good book.

Chad Wren Joins the Team to Lead Quality, Lean and Safety Initiatives

Welcome Chad Wren, the new Quality, Lean and HSE Manager for IMI Hydronic Engineering.

Based at IMI Hydronic’s North American headquarters in Dallas, Chad will take on responsibility for the RMA resolutions, lean assessments, and safety improvements. He brings extensive experience in quality and lean roles from the aerospace, heavy industrial turbines, and customer hydraulic machinery industries.

And Chad’s excited about his new role. “Quality, Lean Enterprise, Health and Safety are all passions of mine,” he says, “and I am very fortunate to be a part of this IMI team.”

Chad has a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Outside of work, Chad enjoys raising his three teenaged children.

New Lead-Free Valve Brochure

With our ICSS Automatic Balancing Valves and UA Zero Manual Balancing Valves, you can count on the optimal hydronic balancing solution for all your potable water applications. Both Lead-Free Balancing Valves meet or exceed standards established by the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act (RLDWA) of 2014, and the ICSS is NSF/ANSI 61-G Certified and approved directly by NSF for commercial hot water contact applications.

Check out our newest product brochure on IMI Flow Design’s Lead-Free Balancing Valves Here

Video Challenge Series: Get to Know Zach Sifuentes

With social distancing keeping us apart, we challenged the IMI Hydronic team to connect with customers through video that shares their favorite activities and IMI products.

The series continues with Zach Sifuentes, Mechanical Engineer and IMI Flow Design’s IT Support and JDE Data Manager, who enjoys staying active outdoors with his family, including their newest addition.

Just as Dallas’s parks optimize opportunities for family fun, Zach appreciates the capabilities of the Harmony pressure independent balancing and control valve to optimize HVAC system performance. With full stroke and no lift limitation for perfect EOM characteristic, direct flow setting and readout, breakaway isolation valve and digitally configurable actuator saving up to 50% in commissioning time, Harmony is the precise PIBCV for modulating control.

To learn more about IMI Flow Design’s Harmony valves, click here

Or reach out to Rich.Eberle@imi-hydronic.com or Hailey.Mick@imi-hydronic.com for more information.

Amy Cole Joins the Americas Team to Lead Growth Acceleration

Welcome, Amy Cole, new President of IMI Hydronic Engineering Americas. Amy joined us in June to lead the growth of the IMI Flow Design and IMI TA brands in North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean.

Growth strategy, execution, culture, and customer enthusiasm have infused Amy’s leadership over her 32-year career, including 24 years at Hilti, a global leader in products and services for construction. She brings extensive experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations, and product development in the Americas, all of which give her deep understanding and insight into helping IMI Hydronic customers grow their businesses.

Amy’s commercial success and extensive interaction with engineers, consultants, architects, and other influencers informs her understanding of the powerful role IMI Hydronic Engineering’s technical expertise plays in differentiating the company from its competitors.

Sustainable, profitable growth is also what excites Amy about her new role. “The potential in the Americas first drew me to this opportunity,” she explains. “The US alone is the second largest market in the world for hydronic systems.” She appreciates demonstrated commitment to growth, including recent approval of the North America Growth Accelerator, a five-year, customer-centric initiative focused on disruptive technologies and other innovations that will help sales reps and their customers overcome the current marketplace challenges that concern them most.

Amy sees that commitment reflected in IMI Hydronic’s culture that emphasizes the development of its people. “IMI’s Graduate Program is world-class – the best I’ve ever seen – giving our grads high-level access to global growth projects, as well as broad, hands-on functional experience.” She notes the program also creates new opportunities for others not in the program.

Working alongside Phil Clifton, IMI Hydronic Engineering’s Divisional Managing Director, excites Amy too. “Phil is a champion of falling in love with the customer’s problem, creating a mindset that helps everybody understand what we’re trying to do and motivates them.” She also appreciates IMI Hydronic’s executive team, characterized by diversity of both thought and experience, as well as a genuine commitment to The IMI Way, the company’s code of responsible business.Everything is better than advertised. Working on a team of nine, from eight different countries is exhilarating.

Amy’s enthusiasm extends to her Americas’ senior leadership team too. “We have a perfect blend of expertise from long-time team members and of fresh ideas from newer members that works really, really well,” she notes. “Add Growth Accelerator on top of that combination, and we’re energized and well-positioned to seize new opportunities.” She’s also engaged in the digital aspect of growth, learning more about driving digital possibilities as a platform for Growth Accelerator.

Looking ahead, Amy sees unlimited potential, despite the challenges of a global pandemic. “I firmly believe that when you invest in teams, get close to your customers, and innovate you emerge from a downturn stronger than ever.”

Hydronic Engineering Defined

 

Optimal performance! The common goal of engineers, controls contractors, building owners and operators when designing, installing and commissioning HVAC systems. And that means two things:

  • Consistent comfort for tenants and users at every building location
  • Energy efficiency for reduced consumption and costs

 

Hydronic engineering is the foundation for optimal HVAC system performance. Here’s a short slide show on the critical role hydronic engineering plays in the development of optimal HVAC systems, created by Mike Trantham, Engineering Manager at IMI Hydronic North America.



IMI Flow Design delivers a full line of manual, automatic and pressure independent balancing and control valves, coil hookup kits, hoses and other associated products, all well known for their superior quality. Contact us anytime at ask.FDI@imi-hydronic.com to see how we can help you achieve optimal performance on your next HVAC project.