Larry Hopkins joins XNRGY as CTO

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Seasoned HVAC executive to complement leadership team and spur product development

MONTREAL, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – XNRGY Climate Systems is excited to announce that Larry Hopkins P.E. will be joining the company, as the Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he will contribute to XNRGY’s core competency in the areas of fan design, acoustics and vibration, and testing and standards development.

With more than 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Larry is well known and respected by his peers for his technical expertise, strategic insight, and leadership acumen. During the course of his distinguished career, he has held positions as VP of Engineering at PACE Co., President of Cleanpak International, VP of Engineering at Huntair, Co-Founder and VP of Research and Development at BasX Solutions, and Co-Founder and President of OnFlow Systems.

Over the course of his career, Larry has been the driving force behind the development of a number of game-changing products in the HVAC industry. He is the inventor of the fan array and FANWALL technology and holds over 20 patents, including Methods and Systems for Active Sound Attenuation in an Air Handling Unit ( US20110255704A1[2] ), Fan Array Fan Section in Air-Handling Systems ( US20050232753A1[3] ), Back Draft Damper ( US20130072103A1[4] ), and Fan Array Control System ( US20110014061A1[5] ). As a result, the number of patents held by the XNRGY management team in the field of air flow management now exceeds 40.

Larry’s industry involvement has also extended to several ASHRAE and AMCA subcommittee appointments. Through the latter organization, he contributed significantly to the development of fan array testing and certification standards in the early 2010s. Larry is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Fan 2021 International Conference on Fan Noise, Aerodynamics, Applications and Systems.

The entire XNRGY team looks forward to tapping into Larry’s vast expertise in fan and damper development and to drawing inspiration from his vision for the company’s success. His ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness will be an undeniable asset as XNRGY continues to grow and strengthen its position in the North American market.

About XNRGY Climate Systems

XNRGY Climate Systems[6] is a privately held company which designs, engineers, and manufactures sophisticated, sustainable innovative solutions focused on reducing carbon footprint and energy consumption. Key products include large custom refrigeration and chilled water air handling units, vertical and horizontal data center units up to 600 kW, dedicated outside air systems, and energy recovery systems. The systems custom-designed and manufactured by XNRGY target five main customer segments, namely hyperscale and modular data centers, healthcare facilities, clean rooms, grow-ops, and life sciences facilities.


“I and Wais Jalali, Chairman of Cerebrus, could not be more pleased at the prospect of working with someone of Larry’s caliber. His reputation for innovative product development precedes him. He will be a fantastic addition to our team going forward. Together, we will take XNRGY in bold new directions as we bring state-of-the-art solutions to our customers that combine cutting-edge design and environmental performance.”

Sham S. Ahmed – President and General Manager, XNRGY Climate Systems

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