Air Innovations Inc. (AI) announces the following personnel appointments:
Leslie Barrows, in the newly created position of senior product manager, is the principal point of contact for original-equipment customers through the design and manufacturing process, including after-market support. A member of the management team, Barrows also devises process improvement and manufacturing strategies for all stages of a product's lifecycle. Barrows, who has 20 years of experience with multinational defense contractors, has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.
Justin Sales, a design engineer, will create new environmental-control products and provide re-engineering support on existing products to improve performance, reduce costs, and enhance manufacturability. Sales has 14 years of experience as a design and structural engineer, most recently with a large climate-control-technology company. He holds universal Environmental Protection Agency certification for refrigerant handling. A graduate of SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome in Utica, N.Y., Sales has a bachelor's degree in mechanical-engineering technology.
Matthew Canino has been named laboratory manager and will be a primary technical resource for manufacturing personnel. He will assist AI's service department with commissioning equipment and provide field support. Formerly a senior engineer and laboratory technician, he has 18 years of experience working on packaged and split refrigeration systems used in residential and light and heavy commercial products. He has a bachelor's science degree in mechanical engineering from the SUNY Institute.
Richard Gianotti, Jr., a design engineer, will create new environmental-control products and provide re-engineering support on existing products to improve performance, reduce costs, and enhance manufacturability. Gianotti was formerly an intern at AI and has previous experience in general construction and automotive repair. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical-engineering technology from the SUNY Institute.