Palatine, IL, January, 2023: Clean Air Engineering (CleanAir) announces several leadership changes.
Jim Wright has become CleanAir’s 3rd President & CEO. In his 30 years with CleanAir he has served as Technical Director, led the Source Group, started the Advanced Monitoring Group, and most recently served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). He also sits on the CleanAir Board of Directors and is well prepared to lead the Company. Jim replaces outgoing CEO Allen Kephart who recently retired in December after 32 years with CleanAir!
Sarah Fornear has replaced Jim Wright as Corporate Secretary. Sarah also leads the Company’s accounting operation as Controller.
John Connell has become Vice President of Sales & Marketing. John has been involved in sales with the Company for 18 years.
Jim Guenthoer will take over as Business Leader for the Pacific Northwest Source Testing operation located in Sumner, Washington. Jim previously spent over 20 years the Pacific Northwest and brings over 40 years of experience in source emissions testing. Jim started up CleanAir’s joint venture in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and ran that operation for three years. He has been serving as a Senior Project Manager and particle sizing expert since returning to the U.S. in 2015. Jim has also been a key contributor to CleanAir’s success and growth in the Pacific Northwest over the past eight years.
These changes ensure CleanAir will continue its innovative, value-based leadership well into the future.