The UltimateAir® News

Meet the Team: Ming Wu

Posted on Fri, Aug 10, 2012
Ming Wu, UltimateAir’s Electrical Engineer, is from China. He came to Athens several years ago, in order to attend graduate school for electrical engineering. In 2009, Ming was asked by a friend to help translate for a group of Chinese visitors looking to form a partnership here at UltimateAir. From there, he got a chance to know and become a part of the company. “I liked the feeling of working with people here” Ming says of his initial impressions. He officially joined as UltimateAir’s “super-electrician” after completing his degree.

He is married to his lovely wife and has a handsome 3 year old boy. Ming likes to play soccer, "although he cannot finish a game anymore 'cause he has gained some unnecessary weight.” He loves the atmosphere of his work; "Like a big family, everyone knows each other and cares for each other.”
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Tags: Home, ERV, employee, ulitmateair, sales, recoupaerator, ohio university

Meet the Team: Gilly Starcher UltimateAir Assembly & Testing

Posted on Fri, Aug 10, 2012
UltimateAir employee for 12 years, Gilly Starcher makes RecoupAerators. She is also is a RecoupAerator owner and explains that, "It really makes a difference in my home! At work, I love making a product that I know will help thousands of people all over this world breathe better air.”
  
Gilly is from Pomeroy, Ohio and has lived there almost all her life. She has been married to her husband, Coy, for 35 years, and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren; as well as 5 dogs, 2 fish, and a rabbit. She says "My grandchildren are the best pleasure of them all." Gilly enjoys camping, fishing, gardening, boating, going for a motorcycle ride, and being with her family. As you get to know Gilly, it is immediately apparent that she loves talking (to whoever will listen).
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Tags: Home, ERV, employee, ulitmateair, sales, recoupaerator

Meet the Team: Chelsea Croston

Posted on Fri, Aug 10, 2012
Chelsea Croston is a customer service representative at UltimateAir. She has also worked in the factory, and has gained hands-on, working knowledge of the RecoupAerator. From checking materials, to finishing and shipping final products, her experience translates into a value-added aspect of the job that customers appreciate. “I enjoy working for an American manufacturing company with a conscious that stands behind its products, supports its customers, and its employees” says Chelsea. “I became aware of the importance of healthy indoor air quality when I joined the company in 1996.”  

Chelsea, a Southeast Ohio native, has two sons. One produces comic books and sells his own artwork, the other is a student pursuing a master’s degree and is a coaching assistant. Chelsea has an adventurous and do-it-yourself spirit; she describes herself as somewhat “raw and earthy.” She prefers preventative and alternative approaches to home and health. “I like to learn, experience, and explore new things. I’m always looking for ways to be healthy (mind, body, and spirit) and become financially fit.” In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys surfing the web, reading, journaling, gardening, hiking, and target shooting.
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Tags: Home, ERV, employee, ulitmateair, sales, recoupaerator

Meet the Team: Sherry Walker

Posted on Thu, Aug 09, 2012

Originally involved with Sunpower Inc, there Sherry Walker became acquainted with company founders Catherine Chagnot and Craig Kinzelman. She has been part of the UltimateAir family from the beginning, in a secretarial position that has taken on many facets over the years. Sherry likes "that the company has been on the cutting edge of alternative energy and efficiency, while promoting a healthy environment."

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Tags: Home, ERV, employee, ulitmateair, sales, recoupaerator

Meet the Team: Matt Baker

Posted on Wed, Aug 08, 2012

Matt Baker, Product Development and Design, studied aviation electronics at Colorado Aero Tech in the mid 90s and, more recently, completed a degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Ohio University. He started working with UltimateAir testing and protoyping a potential product in 2009. He is an experienced designer, and has practiced with architects in South Florida and was a lab technician at Sunpower, Inc. here in Athens, Ohio. He loves being in an innovative workplace.  Matt explains, "The process of good design is very interesting to me. Being a design thinking person I like to test new ideas for viability. The ups and downs of the design process is as much physical as it is intellectual. If nothing else is accomplished in the design process, I usually gain some important insight about why things are made the way they are. The wonderful thing about the RecoupAerator is the way in which it effects our architectural decisions. It makes us think about fresh air and ventilation, and I believe it has the potential to change the whole building industry. This product allows people to build more energy efficient and longer lasting buildings, while improving their indoor air quality."

Matt has been a cyclist and bicycle mechanic for over 20 years and worked
designing and developing an auto-shifting bicycle transmission concept which has been patented.

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Tags: ERV, recoupaerator, UltimateAir., HVAC, Profile

A New Perspective on Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Mon, Jun 04, 2012


    Hi! My name is Henry and I have recently begun working with UltimateAir.
This summer I will delve into health and energy efficiency in the context of the RecoupAerator: an Energy Recovery Ventilation system (ERV). Prior to joining this company, I had little knowledge of ERVs let alone the urgent need to ventilate my home. Doesn’t air conditioning bring in fresh air? Besides bugs and the occasional rogue bird, what’s wrong with opening a window? I had to take a deep breath and admit I was clueless to the issue. Parts of this blog will reveal how oblivious I was to the role of ERVs in ‘green’ home technology. By effectively filtering or diluting indoor toxins such as radon, pollen, and various formaldehydes, ventilation (via a RecoupAerator) is one of the most necessary yet easiest steps towards healthy living.

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Tags: Indoor Air Pollutants, ERV, Air Filration, energy efficient, Passive House, recoupaerator

A Few of UltimateAir’s Favorite Websites

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012

UltimateAir likes to stay informed and involved in the newest and innovational ideas in green technology. To keep ourselves in the loop we like to visit a few great websites that we thought you would enjoy as well :)

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Tags: Air quality tips, ERV, energy efficient, Recouperator, UltimateAir., Links