Brian has been an Application Engineer with EXAIR since 2010. Prior to EXAIR he worked in the CNC Machine Tool industry for five years. That was his first job after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Outside of work, Brian is a father to three amazing daughters and enjoys raising them with his wife. Brian is an outdoor fanatic whether it be on a motorcycle, camping, rucking, or hiking. There is no question he always seems to have a lot of DIY projects going on and Brian has tackled some significant home improvement projects.
At the age of 18, Russ joined the Navy in 1985 and served in submarines. Russ is quick to comment that the Navy used compressed air to get submarines back to the surface, so he knows a lot about it because his life once depended on it. Since then, Russ spent time in the pump industry and is an expert in fluid flow & heat transfer, so being an EXAIR Application Engineer since 2011 is a position I’ve been preparing for my whole life. Russ married his middle school crush in 1996 with whom he has raised two fine young men & recently released them into the wild. Russ is also a piano player and will perform for his wife, our dog, the cat, and anyone else within earshot.
Jordan has been at EXAIR since 2017. Prior to joining the EXAIR team his background was in metrology. He has worked with many sectors of manufacturing including automotive, aerospace and pharma where he examined quality processes, designed and implemented strategies to improve quality, reduce scrap and achieve better ship rates to customers. Working as an Application Engineer is really my bread and butter, as I enjoy digging into the hardest cases and providing a solution. He enjoys anything from camping and hiking to just exploring new areas. I’m also an active salt water aquarium hobbyist, and currently have a 100 Gallon tank that has been set up for about 3 years.
John Ball is an International Application Engineer for EXAIR Corporation since 2014. He has been in the pneumatic industry for over 20 years with the majority of his experience in compressed air filtration, refrigerated air dryers, and FRLs (or filters, regulators, and lubricators). Some of his past positions were R&D, manufacturing, design, sales, and training. This helps John to draw from a wide range of experiences to help solve problems and think outside the box. John has two wonderful grandchildren and enjoys golf, darts, and volleyball.
Cody Biehle graduated from the University of Cincinnati back in May of 2019 with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. His Co-op program provided exposure to a wide variety of manufacturing including automotive, ball bearing, and food processing. Outside of work he spends most of his time at a climbing gym or he can be found wandering through the climbing crags of the Red River Gorge. However, Cody will say that white water kayaking is his first choice of outdoor adventure as it is something he has been doing since elementary school.
I’ve been working at EXAIR since 2010. While completing my degree at the University of Cincinnati, I spent time working in Production in both Assembly and Quality Control. In 2017, I transitioned into the International Application Engineer role here at EXAIR. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking, as well as working off my love of food by powerlifting in the gym.
Eric Kuhnash’s prior experience in manufacturing is mainly with owning a plastics injection molding company whose value-added processes included: foam urethane molding, vacuum forming of vinyl, painting, and assembly. He also has experience with metal stamping, forming, plating and casting. Some of his responsibilities included cost estimating, project engineering, program management, purchasing and facilities/construction management. His diverse background serves as a means to help problem solve and direct product solutions.