UNION CITY, Calif. - J. Gordon Beittenmiller has joined Kinetics as president and chief financial officer.

In 1997, Beittenmiller was a founding member of Houston-based Comfort Systems USA Inc. and has since served as Comfort Systems' executive vice president, CFO, and director. Prior to his tenure at Comfort Systems, Beittenmiller served as corporate controller for Keystone International Inc.

Beittenmiller commented, "Kinetics is a great company with a tremendous global reputation, and highly talented and committed people. The company has enormous potential to expand its strong positions in the semiconductor and biopharmaceutical industries and to build substantial value as the leading provider of process systems and site services for sectors requiring highly specialized clean processes. I am honored and thrilled to join this great team at such an exciting and promising time for Kinetics and the markets we serve."

Kurt Gilson, Kinetics' chief executive officer, said, "Gordie's extensive background in finance, his firsthand knowledge of the construction industry, and his experience with the complexity of global organizations makes him the perfect addition to our management team."

Publication date: 05/16/2005