OSBA Honor Roll Presented to Garry Sears
The Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools Board of Education, at its regular May 13 meeting, presented Garry Sears, Founder and President/CEO of Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. – with the 2019 Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Business Honor Roll Award.
Superintendent Mark Murphy described Sears as one of the most involved and committed business leaders of the Tuscarawas Valley Local School District. “Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. has provided generous support and leadership to major initiatives within the TV School District and Tuscarawas County including Project Lead the Way, job and career exploration, and student internships,” explains Murphy.
“For years, Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. has championed and financially supported the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre engineering program.” Celebrating its 10th year in Tuscarawas County, PLTW has given hundreds of students opportunities to learn pre-engineering concepts and apply their skills utilizing state of the art technology and equipment. An annual PLTW Community Showcase is held at the conclusion of each school year with Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. as a premier sponsor.
“Mr. Sears believes in giving students multiple and early opportunities for career exploration including mentorship and internship with local businesses and industries,” reports Murphy. “Mr. Sears routinely accepts student interns for paid positions, oftentimes assisting with college tuition and awarding the student with ongoing employment. In addition, Mr. Sears serves as a “Career Bridge” mentor for the Buckeye Career Technical Planning District Workforce Development Committee. Mr. Sears meets regularly with TV High School students, takes inventory of career interests and abilities, and then personally connects students to leaders in the appropriate industry.”
Sears also represents the Tuscarawas Valley Local School District by serving on the Business Advisory Council organized by the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center. “Mr. Sears’s experience, wisdom, and perspective brings tremendous leadership and oversight as the council strives to ensure all students are properly trained for college, military, or the workforce.”
Rick Hamilton Joins Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. as Director – Sales, Southwest Region
We are pleased to announce the key addition of Rick Hamilton as the Director – Sales, Southwest Region. Rick has proven experience working for multiple major industrial gas companies in the sales role as a bulk specialist. This skillset and knowledge base will bring value to the customers end user bulk applications, mode change analysis, contractual expertise, etc. which results in the best solutions for their business. Rick comes to us with a diverse background selling in the industrial gas, medical gas and oilfield markets. He is extremely customer focused and works with the highest ethical standard. Rick has effectively covered the entire Gulf Coast and is a Texas resident of 20 years with a degree in business from the University of Louisiana. He is a passionate family man and spends his spare time watching his twin sons play competitive golf as two of the top junior players in the country. His employment here is a culmination of his experience and excellent track record in the industry.
Eleet Cryogenics, Inc. acquires West Cryogenics, Inc.
Eleet Cryogenics, Inc., a leading supplier of new and used bulk and micro-bulk tanks, along with rehab services and industrial and medical final line assemblies, etc., is pleased to announce that they have acquired West Cryogenics, Inc. in Willis, Texas who specializes in liquid cylinder and bulk tank rehab, manufacturing of portable cryogenic trailers, provides transport rehab, etc. This expansion is instrumental to the continued growth of Eleet Cryogenics and builds upon the solid foundation that West Cryogenics has established since their inception in 1985. Both family owned companies have shared the same core values and focus.
Eleet is excited to announce the addition of Jon (Ty) Bradshaw and Michael Vandergriff
This Summer, Ty Bradshaw took over as the Production Supervisor, overseeing cryogenic tank rehabilitation and new cryogenic tank piping processes. Most recently, Bradshaw was General Manager at Applied Industrial Technologies in Bradley, IL. Prior to working at Applied, he worked at Linde US in various roles including Field Service, Asset Management, and Procurement. Mike came on board as the Director of Sales – Southeast Region in September. Vandergriff is a 30-year industry veteran and has held senior roles in sales, distribution, and field service.
Partnership Is Moving Forward
The Taylor-Wharton and Eleet Cryogenics partnership is now moving forward at a sustained pace. The most recent management meeting resulted in the development of a priority –driven schedule to meet the requests received from the members of the industry. The full line of atmospheric bulk storage vessels is now available, with vertical 250 psig vessels from 1500-13000 gallons in capacity in stock. 15000 gallon vessels are on the way. Horizontal atmospheric bulk storage vessels are in development, as are both vertical and horizontal hydrogen bulk storage vessels. Once these designs are completed and introduced, the focus will move to both micro-bulk and VJ CO2 bulk storage vessels. It is truly an exciting time for both Taylor Wharton and Eleet Cryogenics as we continue to develop an offering of products and services we believe will be unique. We have identified and assessed the strengths and weaknesses of both companies in a completely transparent interchange and, subsequently, we have formulated our plans to incorporate the strengths of each organization, while we work diligently to strengthen ourselves in the areas where we are experiencing sub-par performance. This approach will afford us the opportunity to improve on a continuous basis. We appreciate all the valuable input we have received from the industry thus far. We encourage you to continue to challenge us with your ideas and input. It is our goal to provide the industry with the highest quality cryogenic storage equipment and services, while also providing a level of flexibility in functionality that is not available to the industry elsewhere. You may reach us via our websites, or via your individual contacts at either Taylor-Wharton or Eleet Cryogenics. More updates to follow in the weeks ahead.