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Chris Phelan, Manager CHRIS PHELAN – Co-President & Principal
Chris has been with Thermco’s sales team since 1995, calling on specifying consulting engineers and mechanical contractors.  Subsequently, Chris was promoted to Director of Engineering Sales, providing supervision to Thermco’s engineering group and ensuring our exposure to the Consulting Engineer, Industrial and Mechanical Contractor communities.  Chris became Co-President and Principal in 2019.  With Tom, he is responsible for overall corporate management, as well as the development of the corporation and the lines Thermco Represents.  Chris is currently a member of the Board of Directors for ASHRAE.  He is Director and Regional Chair (DCR), Region I.  He is also the Past President of the New Jersey Chapter of ASHRAE.
Background: Chris is a Graduate Engineer.  He spent seven years as a Senior Engineer with a major manufacturer.

Tom Loder, Jr., Manager TOM LODER – Co-President & Principal
Tom joined Thermco in 2000 as a member of our Wholesale Sales Team.  He was subsequently promoted to Director of Wholesale Sales, leading the Wholesale Sales Team, while developing Thermco's Wholesaler/Distributor network and initiating creative marketing campaigns.  Tom became Co-President and Principal in 2019.  With Chris, he is responsible for overall corporate management, as well as the development of the corporation and the lines Thermco represents.
Background:  Tom is a licensed plumber with eight years of experience as a contractor.  He went on to work for a major wholesaler, managing one of their many branches.
Mitch Santlofer, Vice President MITCH SANTLOFER – Vice President
Mitch joined Thermco in 2002 focusing on wholesale distribution, mechanical contractor alliances and product line development and growth.
Background: Mitch has been in the HVAC industry since 1975, 25 years of which were with Carrier Commercial Sales. His last 13 years with Carrier were spent as Commercial Sales Manager.

Barbara Schumacher, Vice President BARBARA SCHUMACHER – Vice President
Barbara joined Thermco in 1992.  As Vice President, she manages customer service, accounting, office and sales administration, computer and human resources.
Background: Barbara was the Director of Customer Service at Hydrotherm for 14 years.  Prior to that, she spent four years with Climate Master/Friedrich in a customer service capacity.

Dave Parker, Manager DAVE PARKER – Director, Inside Sales & Technical Support
Dave has been with Thermco’s inside sales and technical support department since 1999. Among Dave’s duties are the supervision of the inside sales group, warehouse staff and inventory control. Dave provides responsive assistance to our customers including quotations, technical support and order follow-up. Conducts in-house and field product training seminars.
Background: Dave spent three years with a major New Jersey supply house as an outside salesman.
Kristen Arndt KRISTEN ARNDT - Human Resources Manager
Kristen became a member of Thermco's team in 2018.  With 20-years of experience in Human Resources management, she was hired to assist with the needs of our growing staff.

SALES REPRESENTATIVES

Paul Babcock, HVAC Sales Engineer PAUL BABCOCK – Senior Sales Engineer
Paul joined Thermco in 2005 with 30 years' experience in the HVAC industry. Paul calls on wholesalers, contractors and consulting engineers.
Background: Paul has worked in field service technology and owned an HVAC service & installation company.  Subsequently, he worked as a commercial sales representative for a leading distributor of HVAC and plumbing products.

Ross Preseault, HVAC Sales Engineer ROSS PRESEAULT – Senior Sales Engineer
Having joined Thermco’s sales engineering group in 2012, Ross calls on specifying consulting engineers and mechanical contractors primarily in the northern New Jersey area. 
Background:  Ross is a graduate engineer and has valuable commercial sales experience as a Metro NY and NJ manufacturer’s representative team member.
Mahamudul Mahfuj, Thermco Sales Engineer MAHAMUDUL MAHFUJ – Sales Engineer
Mahamudul joined Thermco in 2015 as a member of our Engineering Sales Team.  He calls on specifying consulting engineers and mechanical contractors in the Northern New Jersey and Metro New York area.
Background: Mahamudul has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NJIT and has previously worked as a mechanical engineer for a local HVAC company.


Jon Gifford, Thermco Sales Engineer JON GIFFORD – Sales Engineer
Jon came to Thermco in 2018 with over 30 years of experience in HVAC sales and technical product knowledge.  He calls on consulting engineers and mechanical contractors. 
Background: Jon worked for a major manufacturer for 12 years as a Strategic Accounts Service Lead, handling support and technical issues for key customers.  Prior to joining Thermco, he worked for a Metro NY and NJ service company as a sales and service manager.

Jim Howe, HVAC Sales Representative JIM HOWE – Contractor Solutions Manager
In 2002, Jim joined Thermco to provide added support and technical assistance to our growing customer base and expanding product lines.  He subsequently transitioned to our Wholesale Sales Team.  He calls on New Jersey Contractors.
Background:  Jim spent three years working for a major wholesaler. For five years prior to that, he worked as a communications supervisor.

Bryan Lydell, HVAC Sales Representative BRYAN LYDELL – Account Manager
Bryan first joined Thermco in 2007 to provide sales and technical support to existing and potential wholesaler customers.  Bryan’s focus is on our customer base in the Metropolitan New York, Long Island and Westchester markets. 
Background: Bryan has many years of prior sales experience with major Long Island wholesalers.

Heather Simon, HVAC Sales Representative HEATHER SIMON – Account Manager
Heather joined Thermco in 2015 to provide added sales representation to our growing customer base.  As a member of our Wholesale Sales Team, she calls on our existing and potential wholesale customers.
Background:  Heather's experience in sales management, as well as her experience at the wholesale level, make her a valuable addition to Thermco's team.
Rickie Johnson, HVAC Sales Representative RICKIE JOHNSON– Account Manager
Rickie joined Thermco's staff early in 2016 and calls on wholesale distributors throughout the New York and New Jersey territories.
Background:  With over 30 years' experience within the HVAC and plumbing industry, Rickie is a familiar face to many.  His industry experience and ability to help wholesalers and contractors make him a powerful addition to the Thermco sales team.
Patricia Millan PATRICIA MILLAN – Sales Representative
Patricia joined Thermco's Wholesale Sales Team in 2018 to provide additional support to our growing line of products.  She focuses on wholesale customers, contractors and facility management companies.
Background:  Patricia previously worked as a Purchasing Manager for an online sales company, while also overseeing order fulfillment and shipping coordination.  Most recently, she worked as an Outside Sales Representative for a local HVAC Manufacturer's Representative.
Victor Cardenas, HVAC Sales Representative VICTOR CARDENAS – Senior Sales Representative, Inside Sales & Technical Support Group
Victor, a member of Thermco’s Inside Sales Team, joined us in 2005 and provides sales and product support to our customers
Background:  Victor worked for several years as an Inside Sales Representative for a major plumbing and HVAC wholesaler.

Helen Heizler, HVAC Sales Representative HELEN HEIZLER –Sales Representative, Inside Sales & Technical Support Group
Helen came to Thermco in 2006. Helen assists our customers with parts order entry and expediting, with a major focus on Reznor.  In addition, Helen takes part in the maintenance of our inventory control system.
Background: Helen spent over 15 years working with two global consumer goods companies.

Steve Falotico, Customer Service & Inside Sales Representative STEVE FALOTICO - Sales Representative, Inside Sales & Technical Support Group
Steve joined Thermco's Inside Sales Team in 2015.  He is the primary contact for Mifab and provides support for many of our other product lines.
Background:  Steve worked as a HVAC technician with a local Contractor for 15 years.  In addition, Steve has five years' experience as a technical school instructor in the principles of gas, electric and oil heating.

John Gardenier, HVAC Estimator JOHN GARDENIER – Senior Estimator
John has worked as Thermco's Estimator since 2007.  His responsibilities include plan and spec takeoff, quotations, job tracking and product training seminars.
Background:
  John joined Thermco with over 20 years' experience in the HVAC industry.  He has worked in field service technology, equipment installation, project design and sales.

SUPPORT STAFF

Toni Kuhles, Receptionist TONI KUHLES- Receptionist
Toni is the friendly voice that greets our customers on the phone.  She joined Thermco's support staff in 2015 with over 20 years of office administration experience.  She provides adminstrative support to our sales team, while assisting with product inventory control.  Toni also manages our Literature Department and our office supply inventory.
Julia Mayer, Office Assistant JULIA MAYER - Office Assistant
Julia's Thermco career began in 2017.  She joined Thermco to provide ancillary administrative aid to our Sales Team, as well as our customers.  With a background in Graphic Design, Julia assists with Thermco's media production, including artwork creation for employee incentives, customer promotions, email marketing and other digital media.
Mary Dalinsky, Marketing Administrator MARY DALINSKY – Marketing & IT Administrator
Mary joined Thermco early in 2014, after having spent several years in support positions with TV production and marketing firms.  As Thermco's Marketing Administrator, Mary maintains all Thermco's printed and digital media including our website and social media presence on LinkedIn and Facebook.  She also generates Thermco Updates which are sent electronically to our customers, keeping them up-to-date on the latest product news and promotions.
DON CIRILLO – Bookkeeper, Accounts Payable
Don came to Thermco in 2007.  He handles all bookkeeping matters, including Accounts Payable.
Annette Frano, Accounting Coordinator ANNETTE FRANO – Accounting
Since joining Thermco in 1993, Annette’s Accounting role has evolved through many stages. Annette focuses on billing and returns.  She is our liaison to our manufacturers in these matters.
Shirley Casiano SHIRLEY CASIANO – Accounts Receivable
Shirley has been responsible for our credit and collections since joining Thermco in 2007. Shirley also assists with database maintenance and is responsible for our communication equipment contracts.
ROXANNE ATIEH – Accounting
Since 2004, Roxanne has worked in Accounting processing billing, assisting with return goods and special reporting systems.
ANGELO PARISI– Warehouse Supervisor
With years of experience in warehouse supervision, Angelo joined Thermco's team in 2016.  His responsibilities include Shipping and Receiving activities and assisting with inventory control.