Eemax was established in 1988 with a line of tankless water heaters for commercial applications ranging in size from .5gpm to about 1.5gpm. The original Eemax technology was patented and quickly emerged as the most flexible technology on the market.

Eemax’s first product, the 9.5 kW Flow Control, was developed in 1989 as a simple on/off device for handwashing applications. This patented modular design led to other units with electronic thermostats, adjustable flow, and up to 277 volt capacities, which expanded the market for electric tankless heaters by the early 1990s.

Eemax expanded its market leadership position throughout the 1990s by introducing the new Eemax line of Series Two and Series Three water heaters, a wider range of hot water commercial applications that covered from 1.5 up to 5 gpm.

In 2000, Eemax introduced a line of residential products so consumers could enjoy the benefits of tankless water heating. Over the last ten years Eemax has established a leadership position in the residential market to complement its commercial business.

In 2003, Eemax further enhanced its position of the dominant supplier for commercial applications with the introduction of its patented Series Six and Series Twelve family of high capacity water heaters. These products are designed for commercial and industrial applications from 6 to 25+ gpm. In addition, there are models within this product category specifically designed for point-of-use emergency safety equipment applications, including safety eye, face and shower systems.

Eemax was purchased by the private equity firm Riverside, in 2008. Giving Eemax the capability to expand its product breadth and hold on the marketplace.

In 2010 Eemax came out with a ASSE 1070 approved electric tankless water heater called Accumix. This products is designed to Turnkey Solution Heater with Code Compliant Integrated Mixing Valve Designed specifically to meet UPC 413.1 code requirements for hand washing single and multi-lav applications.2012 marked an expansion for Eemax as the company moved to Waterbury CT. The new location was doublein size at about 35,000 square feet.

In 2013 Eemax merges with the retail manufacturer Ecosmart.

Eemax introduces a ground breaking new technology through SafeAdvantage and SpecAdvantage product lines. Eemax SafeAdvantage and SpecAdvantage with PHD provide unlimited hot water on demand in various commercial, institutional, industrial and safety applications with unsurpassed efficiency, reliability, precision,and speed. Featuring 18 unique patent pending design claims that enable the use of electric tankless water heating in new hot water applications. The patent pending features, such as a predictive control algorithm, thermo-optical heat guard, data logger and parabolic flow pattern are the components of the Parabolic Heat Design, which produces the best performance in electric tankless water heating. Parabolic Heat Design results in the most precise temperature control, faster speed to temperature, and optimized energy usage – providing peace of mind to the engineer, customer and user.

Eemax introduces an all new residential line HomeAdvantage II in 2014. With its patented self-modulating technology, it only uses the necessary amount of energy to heat the water needed, nothing more. All of these factors come together to create big impact that’s good for you and good for the environment.

 

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Executive Team

Kevin Ruppelt, VP & GM

Kevin Ruppelt

VP & GM

Kevin Ruppelt, President and Chief Executive Officer, has nearly 30 years experience building and leading diverse, high-performing businesses. Kevin took on the role of President and CEO at Eemax in June 2009. Previously with General Electric, Kevin comes from a diverse background in the water, renewable energy, warranty management, consumer and commercial goods industries, with success in developing teams and integrating sales, marketing, engineering, and operations to deliver optimal results. His immense passion for leading businesses and developing products from concept to commercialization including domestic and international business partnerships is what contributes to continued professional success. As President and CEO, Kevin uses his vision for progressive solutions to guide Eemax into a high growth, innovative, and customer focused business.

Rich Corcoran, VP of Sales

Rich Corcoran

VP of Sales

Rich Corcoran, Vice President of Sales, is a proven organizational leader in the North American plumbing and heating industry. Rich brings 25 years of experience developing strategy, products, and organization for manufacturers of hydronic and plumbing products. Rich successfully develops sales, support, and products to meet customer needs and develops new market opportunities for professional installers and distributors.

Jens Bolleyer, VP of Marketing and Retail Sales

Jens Bolleyer

VP of Marketing and Retail Sales

Jens Bolleyer, Vice President of Marketing, joined Eemax in January of 2013 and leads the marketing organization in development and execution of strategies in the areas of marketing communication, customer relationship management, as well as product and channel marketing. Jens comes to Eemax from industry leading public and private companies, where he gained experience through various assignments in marketing, sales management and business leadership.

Aaron Siegel, VP of Business Development and Strategic Accounts

Aaron Siegel

VP of Business Development and Strategic Accounts

Aaron Siegel joined Eemax in 1993 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where Aaron was responsible for developing and implementing business strategies for growing sales, launching marketing programs, targeting new customers, and developing existing accounts. He formulated company-wide sales objectives with a network of industry-leading domestic and export representatives and had direct responsibility for managing the Eemax sales organization. Under Aaron’s sales leadership, Eemax has experienced nearly two decades of dynamic growth. Most recently, Aaron was named Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Accounts, where it is his responsibility to identify and formulate plans to expand business through strategic partnerships, export market focus and to negotiate national account programs with leading wholesale distributors in the plumbing industry. Prior to joining Eemax, Aaron served as a Sales Manager at Shaw Industries based in Georgia, where he managed the Kentucky territory. While there, he was involved in the field sales training program and ranked as a top sales performer.

Kathy Daudish, VP of Engineering and Operations

Kathy Daudish

VP of Engineering and Operations

Kathy Daudish, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, joined Eemax in November of 2015 and leads the Engineering and Operations organizations in the design, development, manufacturing and support of all products. Kathy comes to Eemax with extensive experience in aerospace and automotive industries, where she gained experience holding leadership roles in both development and manufacturing of high quality innovative products.

Mark Smola, Quality Assurance Manager

Mark Smola

Quality Assurance Manager

As Quality Assurance Manager, Mark is responsible for the Quality Management System and Continuous Improvement activities resulting in streamlined product development, productivity gains, and reduction of warranty costs. As a member of the Eemax team, Mark recently developed the Company Quality Policy that is acknowledged and supported by all personnel within the organization. Mark is credited for working with technicians and customers in the field, solving application issues, and developing corrective and preventative actions for current and future products.

Chris Hayden, Engineering Manager

Chris Hayden

Engineering Manager

Chris Hayden has over 20 years of Engineering, Operations, and Project Management experience. He has managed multi-million dollar projects for Fortune 500 companies. He holds numerous U.S. and International patents with more pending.

Rich McKnight, Director of Finance

Rich McKnight

Director of Finance

Rich McKnight, Director of Finance, joined Eemax in April of 2016 and leads Eemax’s Finance, Human Resources, and IT Departments. Rich has over 15 years of experience working in a variety of financial roles for multinational corporations. Rich joined Eemax from Pitney Bowes and formerly worked for the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and Fidelity Investments. Rich is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a MBA from Fordham University.