DEER PARK, TX — SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of evaporative cooling systems, named Chris Kapp as general manager for the Gulf Coast.
Kapp is focusing on the extensive cooling tower installed base that peppers the industrial complex. He is intent on expanding awareness of SPX Cooling and Marley brand products throughout the region.
Kapp’s passion for environmental issues aligns well with SPX sustainability initiatives. “I have always been environmentally sensitive, mainly by making equipment as efficient as possible and reducing emissions from the start. Over the past decade, I have been involved in large solar projects, biogas, carbon capture, and methane reduction,” Kapp said. “By using water to reject heat, evaporative cooling is very efficient in reducing greenhouse gasses.”
Kapp, who took on the role in October 2021, oversees sales, order fulfillment, and construction operations in the Gulf Coast region for all Marley products, including field-erected cooling towers, factory-assembled cooling towers, aftermarket components, and reconstruction services. He leads a team of cooling tower application and construction experts and oversees operation of the Marley Cooling Towers Parts and Service Center, which was expanded and relocated to Deer Park, Texas in 2020.
“We are excited to add Chris to the team to propel our commercial efforts, uphold safe construction practices and support fast, high-quality service from the Houston facility,” said Ankush Kumar, president of global HVAC cooling and SPX corporation executive officer. “Having Chris oversee the Gulf Coast region with much opportunity not only brings us a first-class leader in sales and operations, but also someone who aligns with our environmentally conscious drive and continuous improvement objectives.”
Kapp’s 20 years of experience span industrial air, oil and gas, energy, and power for engineered-to-order and pre-engineered turbomachinery products and services. He holds a Diplom-Ingenieur (graduate engineer degree) in aerospace and mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and attended the Norwegian Institute of Technology.