Executive Team

Founder – Helmuth Sokolean

Helmuth graduated in 1964 from the Munich University of Applied Science in Germany with a Bachelors degree of Science in Internal Climate Technology. He worked 3 years as consulting engineer in Holland before moving to Switzerland to work 10 years as Head of engineering for Sulzer Brothers AG in Winterthur and Lausanne. In 1979 Helmuth founded Barcol‐Air AG in Stäfa Switzerland where he was the Director till he sold the company to Siebe/Invesys Plc in 1996. After the sell Helmuth acted as the Managing Director till 2001 and till 2006 as Technical Director for Barcol‐Air AG. In 2007 Helmuth founded Barcol‐Air Ltd. in Oxford CT.

Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Michael O'Rourke

Mike O’Rourke is a nuclear trained engineer with over 30 years industry experience with the engineering, manufacturing and sales of hydronic equipment and systems. Active member of ASHRAE and technical committees: ASHRAE Standard 55 (Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy), Radiant Heating and Cooling (TC6.5), and Steam and Hydronic Equipment and Systems (TC6.1). Former President of Radiant Advantage involved in hydronic radiant heating and cooling and active chilled beams. 

US Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Maryland

Chief Financial Officer – Gary Saunders - M.B.A

University of New Haven,
West Haven, CT
M.B.A. - Finance/Accounting

Teikyo Post University,
Waterbury, CT
B.S., Integrated Business and Computer Science (Accounting/Finance Extensive experienced)

IT background of Network setup and creation along with several software’s complete implementations
SAP, JD Edwards Management/Data Warehousing, ERP Database creation and management
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