About AEC

CORE VALUES

Our long-standing success is based on our Core Values of being Humbly Confident, Doing the Right Thing, Having a CanDo Attitude, Focusing on Customer Success and Caring.

For more than 75 years, Air Equipment Company (AEC) has provided air equipment and services for nearly every HVAC application. We are recognized for groundbreaking innovation and tackling the most challenging projects. Our manufacturer list includes over 45 manufacturers most of which are leaders in their class, including: AAON, ABB, Aircuity, ClimateMaster, Condair, JCI, LG, Multistack, Phoenix Controls and York.

Our product line offers a variety of equipment, which is designed to create comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient environments. Our sales engineers have extensive experience in HVAC equipment and systems design and application. With the wide array of technologies we offer, we can make certain you have the right equipment to fit your needs.

LINE CARDS:

AIR EQUIPMENT COMPANY TEAM

Meet Our Experts

ALL
Leadership
Parts/Warranty
Sales
Service

Chip Summers, PE

Chief Executive Officer

Luke Powell, LEED and WELL AP

Executive VP of Sales

John Thompson

President

Kevin Campisano

CFO

Scott Bryant, PE

VP of Industrial Sales

Miles Murphy

VP Operations and Customer Experience

Carrie Conklin

Head of Human Resources

Linda Campisano

Customer Service Manager

Christy Hinton

Customer Service Specialist

Ben Cowles

Customer Service Specialist

Cale Hensel

Sales Engineer

Will Spiller

Sales Engineer

Jeremy Sheaffer

Sales Engineer

Will Perkins

Sales Engineer

Jonathan Smith

Outside Sales

Preston DeBord

Service Manager (Equipment)

Katie Graviss, CPA

Controller

Christine McCarthy

Service Coordinator

Jamie Lawson

Applications Engineer

Randy Gessell

Applications Engineer

Sam Yancy

Applications Engineer

Tim Linn

Applications Engineer

Dan Fawbush

Applications Engineer

Our History

Air Equipment Company was founded in 1946 by Hank Lutes as the Kentucky Representative for AAF & Buffalo Forge.

AEC TIMELINE

1950

Bob Haragan joins company

1950
1969

Bob Haragan purchases AEC from Hank Lutes

1969
1986

Chris Haragan joins the company to succeed Bob

1986
1988
  • Chris Haragan (BSME, University of Kentucky) opens office in Nashville to manage Buffalo Air Handling $18 million project at Saturn Plant
  • Chip Summers (BSME, University of Kentucky) joins company from Staggs and Fisher to increase AEC presence in the commercial Custom AHU market
1988
1992

Chris and Chip purchase AEC from Bob Haragan

1992
1994

Under their leadership, the increased focus on specialty mechanical equipment and controls leads to representation of ABB, Phoenix Controls, Air Monitor and others.

1994
2001

Luke Powell (BSME, Purdue University) joins company as a sales engineer to cover the Louisville and Western Kentucky markets.

2001
2010

Miles Murphy joins AEC as Controls Service Technician.

2010
2011

Kevin Campisano (CPA, BA, Centre College) joins company as CFO.

2011
2012

AEC opens an office in Lexington, Kentucky.

2012
2013

AEC becomes the exclusive representative for LG, ClimateMaster, Trox, Lennox and Griswold.

2013
2014
  • Chip Summers is appointed president and Luke Powell vice president of sales.
  • Linda Campisano joins AEC as customer service manager.
2014
2015

AEC is appointed exclusive representative for AAON.

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2015
2016

Ben Cowles joins AEC as a customer service specialist.

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2016
2017
  • Miles Murphy appointed service manager (Controls).
  • Will Spiller (BSME, University of Louisville) joins AEC as a sales engineer in the Louisville office.
  • Will Perkins (BSME, University of Kentucky) joins AEC as a sales engineer in the Lexington office.
  • Christy Hinton joins AEC as a customer service specialist.
2017
2018
  • Cale Hensel (BSAE, Georgia Institute of Technology) joins AEC as a sales engineer in the Louisville office.
  • Jeremy Sheaffer (BSME, University of Kentucky) joins AEC as an applications engineer in the Lexington office.
  • Katie Graviss joins AEC as a controller.
  • Preston DeBord joins AEC as a service manager (Equipment).
  • Anthony Kordupel joins AEC as an equipment service technician.
  • AEC Louisville moves into new office on Payne Street.
2018
2019
  • Mark Dail joins AEC as a project manager.
  • Tim Linn joins AEC as an applications engineer in the Louisville office.
  • Sam Yaney joins AEC as an applications engineer in the Louisville office.
  • The AEC service team adds field technicians to support all equipment lines and provide maintenance and audit offerings.
2019
2020
  • Jonathan Smith joins AEC as a project manager / outside salesman in the Lexington office.
  • AEC service team continues to add field technicians to support all equipment lines and provide maintenance and audit offerings.
2020
2021
  • John Thompson joins AEC as director of business development & sales engineer.
  • Jonathan Smith moves into a service salesman position.
  • Scott Bryant joins AEC as vice president of industrial sales.
  • AEC becomes JCI/York equipment agent.
2021
2022
  • Christine McCarthy joins AEC as service coordinator.
  • Sam Poynter joins AEC as a project manager.
  • Randy Gesell joins AEC as an outside sales engineer.
  • Carrie Conklin joins AEC as a human resources generalist.
  • AEC expands service offering to 12 service trucks.
  • Recognized by Louisville Business First as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Louisville Metro Area.
2022

Industry Affiliations

Air Equipment Company is a proud member of the following professional organizations: