About Us

About Us

EvapTech® is a premier cooling tower designer, manufacturer and contractor providing Research Powered Solutions for customer needs in the power generation, industrial, refrigeration and HVAC evaporative cooling markets. EvapTech offers new and replacement field erected cooling towers and a variety of cooling tower aftermarket services including replacement parts.

EvapTech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Evapco, Inc. Since its founding in 1976, Evapco has become an industry leader in the engineering and manufacturing of quality heat transfer products around the world. Evapco’s powerful combination of financial strength and technical expertise has established the company as a global manufacturer of market-leading products.

Evapco is an employee owned company with a strong emphasis on research and development and modern manufacturing facilities. With an ongoing commitment to research and development programs, the Evapco companies provide the most advanced products and components in the industry – Technology for the Future, Available Today!

The combined capabilities of EvapTech and Evapco provide field erected and factory assembled products that satisfy nearly all markets.

 


 

Safety is an EvapTech core value. EvapTech has a simple philosophy regarding safety: We want everyone on our projects to return home safely each day. Our safety goals are simple.  Zero safety incidents and a positive safety environment at all times.

It is EvapTech’s practice to assure our products will be safely erected by incorporating considerations for safety in its product designs. For example, fall protection systems are designed and tested to keep our team safe while erecting our field erected products providing superior products. We always require appropriate personal protective equipment for each field activity as well.

EvapTech’s Safety Program has been approved and accepted by numerous owners and engineers through the years. The ever evolving nature of our program allows us to be flexible in adapting to meet jobsite conditions, customer requirements, and appropriate standard practices.   

History of EvapTech

 - EvapTech was founded January 2005 as a subsidiary of Evapco. The creation of EvapTech has resulted in field erected product capabilities that complement Evapco’s industry leading factory assembled products and services.

 - The EvapTech field erected business was established based on two key principles: industry experience and innovation. EvapTech’s key staff brings decades of valuable industry and management experience to the business. Following Evapco's lead, EvapTech has continually introduced innovative products and construction techniques since its establishment.

A number of past and present industry companies are represented by EvapTech associates who have been previously employed by a variety of competing brand names. As a result, EvapTech’s team generates its product solutions based on different industry perspectives while drawing on individual experiences of each associate.  People Make The Difference has been an EvapTech theme since its inception.

The innovation principal that EvapTech embraces is an extension of Evapco’s devotion to product development and Research Powered Solutions. EvapTech has followed Evapco’s lead by introducing a variety of new components, products, and techniques for the benefit of our customers. Some of these innovations include high performance splash and film fills, performance enhancing spray nozzles, modular erection techniques, and totally new products such as the FM Approved Series ES tower.

EvapTech has benefited from Evapco’s manufacturing expertise. A majority of field erected tower components are produced internally for EvapTech product solutions. Shortly after EvapTech was incorporated, Evapco acquired Tower Components, Inc. in North Carolina. The North Carolina facility produces fill and eliminator components for all Evapco companies. In 2007 Evapco established a fiberglass pultrusions plant in Newton, Illinois to exclusively produce structural components for EvapTech and Evapco products.

EvapTech has demonstrated industry leadership in many ways. EvapTech participates in several trade organizations including the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and International District Energy Association (IDEA). EvapTech is also one of the first companies to become a participating manufacturer in the CTI’s Standard-202 for publication of thermal performance results.

EvapTech has expanded its business on a global scale. February 2009 marked the opening of EvapTech’s operation in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia that serves the Asia-Pacific region. 

Research Powered Solutions

EvapTech’s product innovation begins at the state-of-the-art Wilson Bradley Research Center located at Evapco's World Headquarters in Taneytown, Maryland. The 60,000 square foot facility (5,575 square meters) is among the largest and most advanced in the industry.

The environmental labs are specifically designed for the purpose of analyzing and testing cooling towers. EvapTech operates both counterflow and crossflow test cells. The facility offers the capability of simulating a wide range of environmental conditions to match those encountered in actual field applications. The computerized data acquisition systems ensure precise measurements of thermal performance data and confidence in EvapTech’s thermal ratings.

In addition to thermal testing, EvapTech’s engineers and technicians continuously focus on the quality and durability of all the components that go into EvapTech products. Accelerated life testing of materials, and stress measurements are all performed in specialized test equipment at the Evapco research center.

These on-going research programs assure that only the highest quality equipment is consistently delivered to the customer. The Research Center sets EvapTech and Evapco apart from all others as a global leader.

EvapTech wants to serve as a resource for cooling equipment customers by being no more than a phone call or e-mail message away. We invite you to contact any EvapTech teammate directly for an immediate discussion to answer or address your cooling equipment question based on our expertise or our vast industry contacts.

The following EvapTech team members are a resource to you.

President - Don Dobney

Don is responsible for all of EvapTech’s operations and global expansion. Don is also involved in the sale and management of large scale cooling tower projects. These projects include both new and replacement tower applications and major reconstruction scopes of work. 

Other responsibilities include strategic and annual business planning, risk management, product development, and interface with other EvapTech resources.

Direct   913.428.1006
Mobile  816.896.1395
ddobney@evaptech.com

Executive Vice President, Global Business Development - Mark Muder

Mark is responsible for EvapTech's global business activities outside of North America.  Mark is also responsible for EvapTech's global marketing activities.  He is based in EvapTech's World Headquarters in Lenexa, KS.

Phone  913.428.1018
Mobile  913.271.2721
mmuder@evaptech.com

Vice President International - Raymond Ho

Raymond is responsible for EvapTech’s Asia Pacific operations that cover the Asia Pacific and Middle East Regions. Raymond is intimately involved in the sales and marketing activities of EvapTech’s products and services. Raymond also coordinates internal manufacturing and strategic supplier resources to support the Asia Pacific operations.

Phone (60-3) 8070-7255
Fax      (60-3) 8070-5731
rho@evaptech.com

Vice President Operations - Frank Jaksa

Frank is responsible for EvapTech operation includiexecutive oversite of Project Management, Finance, Procurement, Human Relations, and Operating Systems.  In addition, Frank is also responsible for the facilities at EvapTech's headquarters in Lenexa, KS.

Direct    913.428.1031
Mobile   816.564.6477
fjaksa@evaptech.com

Vice President Construction - David (Mike) Bickerstaff

Mike is responsible for EvapTech's construction activities.  Mike directs EvapTech labor estimating, field staffing, safety and quality training, and execution of projects in the field.  Mike has been in the cooling tower business in many leadership capcities for over 30 years, bringing EvapTech a depth of experience that enhances our overall business.

Direct    913.428.1023
Mobile   817.907.9105
mbickerstaff@evaptech.com

Vice President of Advanced Technology (Taneytown, Maryland) - Jean-Pierre Libert

Jean-Pierre's areas of expertise include thermal equipment sizing and performance, acceptance and status testing, water analysis, and materials selection. Jean-Pierre provides leadership for Evapco and EvapTech’s product development. Jean-Pierre represents Evapco and EvapTech in technical committees for the Cooling Technology Institute.

Office     410.756.3029
Mobile   908.581.2820
jplibert@evapco.com

Vice President Engineering - John Ahern

John supervises EvapTech’s engineering, design/drafting, and material testing activities. John's areas of expertise include design for fiberglass, wood, and concrete structures, water distribution systems, equipment inspections, and product development. John is responsible for assuring compliance to engineering standards and applicable design codes. John represents EvapTech in technical committees for the Cooling Technology Institute.

Direct    913.428.1004
Mobile   913.209.4543
jahern@evaptech.com

Vice President  Aftermarket Services - Kenneth Belz

Kenneth is responsible for generating after market business while promoting after market capabilities, assuring that EvapTech is responsive to requests for after market products and services, and coordinating resources to develop creative and highly competitive solutions for customer requests and needs.

Direct    913.428.1060
Mobile   908.303.7385
kbelz@evaptech.com

 

Vice President  Sales - Darin Baugher

Darin is responsible for EvapTech's North American new cooling tower sales and marketing efforts, as well as supporting large aftermarket projects.  Darin directs EvapTech's Regional Sales Managers, Sales Representative Network and in-house sales staff.

Direct    913.428.1026
Mobile   913.707.1663
dbaugher@evaptech.com

 

This section of our website is devoted to assist customers with any questions or concerns about evaporative cooling applications and equipment. EvapTech’s sales team is ready to answer questions and provide information, recommendations and suggestions for all cooling equipment issues and concerns. We invite you to contact any EvapTech Sales teammate directly for an immediate discussion.

U.S. Sales Team

EvapTech’s Sales Team is organized based on Markets served including the HVAC, Industrial, and Power Markets. Direct EvapTech Sales associates and Sales Representatives are available to support customers with cooling equipment applications in these Markets.

 

Vice President Sales - Darin Baugher

Darin is responsible for EvapTech's North American new cooling tower sales and marketing efforts, as well as supporting large aftermarket projects.  Darin directs EvapTech's Regional Sales Managers, Sales Representative Network and in-house sales staff.

Direct    913.428.1026

Mobile  913.707.1663

dbaugher@evaptech.com

 

Vice President Aftermarket - Kenneth Belz

Kenneth is responsible for generating after market business while promoting after market capabilities, assuring that EvapTech is responsive to requests for after market products and services, and coordinating resources to develop creative and highly competitive solutions for customer requests and needs.

Direct    913.428.1060

Mobile  908.303.7385

kbelz@evaptech.com

Regional Sales Managers
Southeast Region Aftermarket Sales Manager - Rich Forster

Rich is responsible for aftermarket services in the Southeast Region. Rich is based in Ocala, FL.

States Covered (Aftermarket): NC, SC, TN, GA, FL, AL & Northern MS

Mobile   352.425.2509
rforster@evaptech.com

Northeast Region Sales Manager - Darryl Miller

Darryl is responsible for New Towers and Aftermarket in the Northeast Region. Darryl is based in York, PA.

States Covered: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, WV & VA


Mobile   717.472.3616
dmiller@evaptech.com

Midwest Region Sales Manager - George Nicely

George is responsible for New Towers and Aftermarket in the Midwest Region. George is based in Lenexa, KS.

States Covered: OH, KY, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN, IA, MO, KS, NE, SD & ND


Mobile   913.522.9730
gnicely@evaptech.com

West & Mountain Region Sales Manager - Joe Padilla

Joe is responsible for New Towers and Aftermarket in the Western and Mountain States. Joe is based in Sacramento, CA.

States Covered: MT, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV, ID, WA, OR, CA, AK, & HI


Mobile   530.957.0171
jpadilla@evaptech.com

 Gulf Coast & Southeast Region Sales Manager - Dave Simac

Dave is responsible for New Tower and Aftermarket for the Gulf Coast Region and New Towers for the Southeastern US. Dave is based in Houston, TX.

States Covered (New Towers): NC, SC, TN, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, OK & TX

States Covered (Aftermarket): LA, AR, OK, TX & Southern MS

Mobile   713.201.0616
dsimac@evaptech.com 

Click here to connect to Industrial and Power Markets Sales Representatives.

Click here to connect to HVAC Market Sales Representatives.

International Sales

Vice President International - Raymond Ho

Raymond is responsible for EvapTech’s Asia Pacific operations that cover the Asia Pacific and Middle East Regions. Raymond is intimately involved in the sales and marketing activities of EvapTech’s products and services in these Regions. Raymond operates between EvapTech’s International Headquarters in Malaysia and his office in Sydney, Australia

Click here for more information about EvapTech's Asia Pacific office.

Phone:  (60-3) 8070-7255
Fax:  (60-3) 8070-5731

marketing-ap@evaptech.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EvapTech's dedication to provide high quality products is reflected in our commitment to internally manufacturing the key components of our cooling towers, notably the fiberglass structural members, heat transfer media, drift eliminators,and water distributions nozzles. EvapTech is the only cooling tower manufacturer to own and operate a fiberglass pultrusion plant. Located in Newton, Illinois, the pultrusion plant has been producing high quality structural members since 2007.

Cooling tower fill is responsible for the majority of the thermodynamic heat transfer in an evaporative cooling tower. EvapTech manufactures both film and splash type cooling tower fills and drift eliminators in North Carolina. This capability allows EvapTech to control the performance, quality, logistics, and lead time of the thermodynamic heart of the cooling tower.

Through a strategic partnership with an industry-leading fluid flow products company, EvapTech has developed and manufacturers state-of-the art water distribution nozzles for counterflow towers that result in highly predictable water distribution systems. The EvapJet nozzles are furnished with large orifice openings for decreased maintenance downtime.

See the video of this nozzle in action.

In addition to these components, EvapTech provides the best U.S. manufactured mechanical equipment packages available.  The results are Made in the USA products.