Keith is the President of Desert Aire Corp, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial dehumidification systems. The company produces mechanical refrigeration equipment that is used to control humidity in a variety of applications including indoor pool facilities, indoor growing rooms, dedicated outside air systems, ice rinks, manufacturing plants and water treatment plants. He has served in various roles at Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), a trade association based in Washington DC for the HVACR industry including serving on the executive committee and as its chairman in 2008. Keith is also a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. Keith joined Desert Aire in 1990. Prior to that, he held various sales and marketing positions at Great Lakes Instruments, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of water and wastewater instrumentation products. He earned a BS degree in chemistry from Carroll University, Waukesha, WI in 1980.
Panel 1: HVAC best practices for controlled environment agriculture/ Panel 2: The challenge forward: Adapting codes for buildings with plants, not humans