Kitchen Energy Solutions – Established team of certified energy auditors, electricians and installation technicians focused on providing the latest demand control kitchen ventilation energy savings technology and product installations for the commercial kitchen market. The exclusive factory distributor of ecoAZUR systems in the US.
Our Parent Company:
Since 2002, Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC has been providing professional air balancing solutions and services to our growing customer base nationally. We strive to meet and exceed the needs of our customers and the demands of the commercial industry. Our corporate office team headquartered in New Hampshire provides key support services throughout the organization and to our customers. We take pride in having a reputation of being responsive and reliable with a focus on providing exceptional services to meet demanding project deadlines.
Kitchen Energy Solutions Team
Energy Auditor & Project Manager
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Cameron earned his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and continued his education becoming a Certified Energy Auditor. He leads the Kitchen Energy Solutions division as the Sales Engineer and Project Manager specializing in demand control kitchen ventilation systems technology. His attention to detail, problem solving, and design knowledge of this energy savings measure have made for excellent customer service and satisfaction from the start of the sale to project completion.
When not at work, he can be found spending time with family and friends, on the golf course, or behind the microphone.
Eric Von Kaenel
National Sales Manager
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Eric joined Kitchen Energy Solutions (KES) with 40+ years in the food service industry. His extensive experience has involved project design, product development and marketing, and has participated in industry panels and forums throughout his career. Additionally, Eric conducted training seminars on Ventilation, Utility Distribution and worked with commercial kitchen designers to design ventilation systems for various types of commercial food service facilities.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, especially their grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, golf, and sporting events.
Corporate Office Team
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Olaf Zwickau is President of Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC, established in 2002. Olaf has over 25 years of experience in the commercial air ventilation industry. His specific technical expertise includes TAB (Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing) in the commercial HVAC industry, demand control kitchen ventilation technology to obtain energy savings for the commercial kitchen hood market and HVAC Building Commissioning.
Olaf graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering. After working for a large commercial kitchen hood manufacturer and gaining testing, adjusting and balancing experience, he earned his air balancing certification through the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) in 1996. Olaf co-founded Air Solutions Engineering, Inc. located in Cincinnati, Ohio to build a successful kitchen hood representative firm and air balancing company. In 2002, Olaf moved to New Hampshire and started Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC, with an emphasis on the air balancing industry, as well as kitchen hood sales and demand control kitchen ventilation. Over the years, Olaf has earned his Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential, as well as being NEBB certified in HVAC systems commissioning.
Olaf is actively involved with various roles in the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce including being a member of the education leadership committee, serves as the current President of the NEBB Northeast EBB Chapter, an active member of the Marketing Board for the NEBB organization, past Vice President of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), a former adjunct instructor and current board member at a New Hampshire Community College, in support of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning program. He is also a member of the Bedford Men’s Club, an organization dedicated to philanthropic works within the community.
When not working, or engaged with family or friends, Olaf enjoys a variety of recreational pursuits, including enjoying the great outdoors, mountain and road biking, as well as his passion for cars by rebuilding an old jeep. His biggest annual philanthropic contribution, The Pan-Mass Challenge, is a cancer fund raiser for the Dana Farber Institute which constitutes of a 200-mile bike ride.
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Greg brings a 20-year career in accounting and corporate finance to Air Solutions & Balancing. After graduating from Husson University (ME) with a degree in Accounting, he joined a large regional accounting firm where he earned the designations as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). During this time, Greg provided audit, accounting, & consulting services for many different types of businesses throughout New England. For the last 10 years, Greg has focused his expertise into the corporate financial world working for multiple New England based retail companies in various senior financial roles. Most recently, he was Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Brookstone – a nationwide retailer of electronic gadgets.
Greg lives in Merrimack, NH with his wife and 2 daughters. He is an avid golfer during the summer and skier during the winter.
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Kane started his career with us back in 2013 as a TAB Technician obtaining his NEBB CT certification. In 2014 he transitioned into an project management position and was promoted in 2016 to Senior Project Manager supporting the growth of the Airadigm Solutions’ TAB-New England division. He took a one-year hiatus moving to Boston and was employed as a Mechanical Project Manager for one of the leading mechanical contractors in the city. Relocating back to New Hampshire, he rejoined the company as Operations Manager and part of the Air Solutions & Balancing’s corporate leadership team.
Growing up in New England, in his free time, Kane enjoys outdoor seasonal sports from surfing to snowboarding.
Chief Training Officer
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Brian’s primary is focused on the technical onboarding and development of our Airadigm Solutions’ TAB Technicians nationwide. He has worked in the field of Building Environment Systems for over 25 years. His HVAC experience involves multiple aspects of the industry, to include installation, maintenance, TAB and Commissioning. Over the years he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas Arlington, became a NEBB Certified Professional in HVAC and Plumbing Commissioning, Air & Hydronics and Sound & Vibration. Additionally, he is a LEED Certified AP – Existing Buildings and Level 1 Snell Thermography certified. Projects have been performed throughout the US and Middle East. Brian’s primary focus is on regional office operations and assisting with TAB technician training across the organization.
When he is not traveling coast to coast training our technician team members or assisting on TAB field projects, he enjoys spending time outside hiking or mountain biking Colorado’s Crested Butte or time on the golf course.
Chief Financial Officer
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Sheila has been a member of our team since June 2011. As our Senior Controller she manages all daily accounting tasks including payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Sheila also manages our overseas daily cash flow tasks, collections and any contract administration for all departments.
Sheila brings over 35 years of experience in construction finances and contract administrative functions.
When away from work Sheila enjoys reading, music, traveling, gardening and being outdoors and is an avid collector antiques and collectibles.
Accounting | Human Resources
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Lisa joined Air Solutions & Balancing in November of 2015. She brings with her over 15 years of construction accounting experience. Lisa is primarily responsible for payroll, certified payroll and accounts payable. In addition to her accounting responsibilities, Lisa serves as our Human Resources representative and a member of our Safety Committee.
During her free time, Lisa enjoys being outdoors kayaking and spending time supporting her kids at their athletic activities and school events.
Accounting | Receivables
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Gisela recently joined the corporate office accounting team and brought with her over 15 years of finance, accounting, client relations including a strong understanding of the construction industry.
She is originally from Texas but relocated to New Hampshire from Las Vegas with her husband and three daughters to be closer to family. Outside of work, their three daughters keep her extremely busy between school activities and roadtrips exploring the seacoast and New England.
Safety Officer & Quality Assurance Manager
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In May of 2015, Peter decided to make a career change and support his son’s company as Air Solutions & Balancing’s Safety Officer and Quality Assurance Manager. He is responsible for the corporate safety program. Additionally, Peter is responsible for the coordination and management of all capital and equipment purchases.
Peter has two graduate degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering, and a sound foundation for understanding and solving the many problems associated with the safety, operation and maintenance of companies. He started his career in Germany, then relocated to the United States in 1981 and built an amazing and impressive career traveling internationally.
When not working, Peter enjoys the beautiful Florida weather playing tennis.
Sales & Estimating Team
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Trish has been working in the TAB industry for over 11 years. She joined the company in 2007 with an initial focus on administrative and estimating responsibilities. Over the years, her extensive knowledge of TAB estimating, client relations and proven exceptional dedication to our customers and business, she received a promotion to a management position with additional responsibilities to oversee the Texas Regional office project management team.
Outside of work, Trish enjoys spending time with her two grown sons, off roading in the country, cooking and baking in the kitchen and relaxing along the water with a fishing pole.
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Danielle joined Airadigm Solutions in 2018 as a TAB Technician and part of our growing New England team. She came to our company with a strong background in customer service and construction. She is excited to build upon her career with us by transitioning into our corporate TAB estimating team allowing her the opportunity to apply her past professional and technical experience in this sales position.
In her free time, she and her wife enjoy traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends and playing with their Labrador Retriever, Charlie.
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Liz joined Airadigm Solutions in 2019 starting out as our national Accounts Project Coordinator. Since then, she has joined our Estimating Team and is excited for expand her knowledge within our company. Prior to Airadigm, Liz spent more than a year working in the TAB industry at Engineering Excellence. Liz’s primary focus is to bring her previous work ethic to Airadigm to expand more business and opportunities.
Outside of work, Liz likes to read, travel, camp, hike, kayak, and cook.
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JT has worked in the HVAC industry for 35 years. Starting with CragoCaire Engineering Corp. where he designed Commercial and Industrial rooftop units as well as commissioned them for performance. Since than JT has worked in the building automation and energy conservation industry.
Most of this time was spent within the Andover Controls/Schneider Electric business group in sales. As a salesperson JT spent several years working in the Boston Biotech and Pharmaceutical market. Most recently JT worked for BCM Controls also in Boston managing the sales department which focused on energy and automation within Health Care and Colleges/Universities.
JT has an engineering degree from Maine Maritime Academy. A former college soccer player and coach he now enjoys watching his son and daughterp lay college and high school soccer.
Colorado Project Management Team
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Matt has been with Airadigm Solutions for several years starting his technical career as part of our New England field team and quickly pursued obtaining his NEBB TAB certification. While working full-time in the field, he was enlisted in the Army National Guard and successfully balanced and managed both careers. Between his military leadership experience along with his exceptional technical TAB capabilities, he was promoted to Regional Manager and relocated to Colorado to oversee Airadigm’s Colorado Regional Office, team of technicians and customer projects.
Living in Colorado, during Matt’s free time he enjoys exploring the local culture and events, and especially passionate about hitting the many mountain bike trails the state has to offer!
New England Project Management Team
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Colby started as a Field Technician with Air Solutions & Balancing in 2015. His exceptional technical abilities and customer service skills quickly led him to a promotion as Project Manager and now Senior Project Manager. In addition to working closely with the technicians, Colby continues to enjoy client relations, technician project scheduling, traveling to customer sites and serves as a key liaison for timely and accurate report coordination.
Outside of work, Colby enjoys spending time with family and friends enjoying many seasonal outdoor activities from boating to snowboarding.
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Taylor joined Air Solutions & Balancing in 2015 as a TAB Technician supporting our many New England customers projects in the field. In 2017, he shifted his career into the office by joining the project management team as an Assistant Project Manager. Taylor recently obtained his NEBB Certified Technician certification and received a promotion to Project Manager. His attention to detail, exceptional customer service and problem solving skills along with his years of field experience greatly benefit him in this liaison role to both customers and our field team.
During his free time, Taylor enjoys being outside hiking New Hampshire’s many mountain trails while spending time with friends and family.
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Tanner joined the TAB-New England project management team in 2018 working closely with Addison Lufbery, Sr. Project Manager. Although the construction industry is new to him, he welcomes being able to utilize his past customer relations experience while learning the technical aspects of testing, adjusting and balancing.
Tanner is originally from Kansas, attended college at the University of South Carolina and relocated to New Hampshire in early 2018. In his free time, he and his fiancé enjoy exploring everything the area and seasons have to offer especially hitting the many hiking trails!
Texas Project Management Team
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Dan has built his career over the past 23 years specializing in the commercial HVAC industry. He is a Certified Professional in both TAB and Building Systems Commissioning. Over the course of his career, Dan has held senior management positions with both mechanical contractors and balancing firms. His background includes: Commercial Installation Division Manager for a Dallas-Fort Worth-based Mechanical Contractor and was also a Vice President of Field Operations; performing estimations, customer relations, leading and assisting customer projects, and mentoring a team of TAB technicians. As Regional Manager for our Airadigm Solutions Texas team, his focus is on overall operational efficiency and continuous improvement in supporting our customers and their projects.
Outside of work, Dan and his wife enjoy time with their family and granddaughter.
Senior Project Manager
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Maurilio started his career with us in 2017 as a TAB Technician in the field. In 2019, based on his exceptional attention to detail and quality of his project work, he was promoted to join the project management team supporting customers and assisting the field team.
Outside of work, he enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends while pursuing his college degree.
Fume Hood & Cleanroom Team
Sales & Project Manager
Cameron Ritzenthaler leads our fume hood and cleanroom certification division for sales and project management. Working closely with our in-house fume hood/cleanroom specialist Jason Plunkett, this team is able to provide our customers with excellent customer service and prompt scheduling from initial project review through the final report.
When not at work, Cameron can be found spending time with family and friends, on the golf course, working on never ending home improvement projects, or behind the microphone.
Fume Hood & Cleanroom Specialist
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Jason has built his professional career over the past 15 years specializing in fume hood and cleanroom testing. He thoroughly enjoys working in the field with our customers to provide exceptional testing services representing the company using the latest technology and equipment.
As Jason and his family have recently relocated back to New England, in his free time he keeps busy exploring the area with his wife and kids or working on home improvement projects.
National Accounts Project Management Team
National Accounts Manager
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Steve joined Airadigm Solutions in early 2016 bringing over 20 years of HVAC field experience, specifically in testing and balancing. Over the years he developed a specialized skillset working with 60+ national accounts responsible for customer satisfaction of national chain restaurants, retail, and supermarket locations for both HVAC and commissioning solutions. Steve received his HVAC Journeyman’s license in 2000 in conjunction with his EPA Refrigeration Certification License. Steve is also an active member of Restaurant Facilities Management Association (RFMA) and Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM).
Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his daughter, keeps active with Crossfit and volunteers for Adore-A-Bull animal rescue.
National Accounts Coordinator
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When Jen joined Airadigm Solutions should brought with her a deep understanding of the TAB industry especially logistics management experience as a liaison between field technicians and customers. Additionally, she has 20+ years of project management experience in the construction industry. Jen welcomes complex scheduling and the reward of successful completion of our many National Accounts projects weekly.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and especially her four granddaughters who keep her covered in flour and sprinkles!
Sales Support & Office Management
Jordan brings to Airadigm Solutions a strong background in client relations and customer service experience, perfect for her role in our Sales Support & Office Management. Her organizational skills and drive to understand the needs of our customers makes her an ideal team member for our growing national accounts business division.
In her free time, Jordan enjoys traveling, sand volleyball in summertime and hanging out with family and friends. She is also pursuing her business management degree from Cincinnati State.
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