Here are brief backgrounds on the folks you’ll be dealing with directly:
Brad Carr is president and founder of SonicAire. He started the company because of his passion for providing the best engineering solution to a business problem; he saw that no one had a way to keep their plants safe from fugitive dust/lint fires.
Leveraging his 40 years in commercial air engineering and international sales, Carr decided to develop a solution to take care of that. He and his engineers developed a revolutionary new design approach called BarrierAire™ technology. This new engineering design is the key to helping clients maintain continuous compliance with government regulations and standards in all countries and more important, keep their employees safe from explosions and fires stemming from buildup of dust and lint. This design innovation was acknowledged by Cintas at a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Symposium. He is a member of NFPA.
Carr is a noted authority on safety issues with fugitive combustible dust. He has been invited to educate professionals on practical ways to consider for effective dust control. This includes the national conference for the NWPCA, The Southeast Recycling Conference (SERC), Timber Processing and Energy Expo, Bioenergy and PELICE, EWTA, GEAPS Exchange, Forest Products and Machinery Expo and National Safety Council Congress and Expo.
He has also authored many articles on different ways to make sure plants are safe from the dangers of combustible dust and lint. He has written a series of four articles for Industrial Safety and Health News (ISHN), as well as articles in American Laundry News, Pallet Central, The Engineered Wood Journal, Recycling Today, and Pallet Enterprise. Join Carr’s linked in page for more details. Here are the latest articles by Carr: June 2015 Powder and Bulk Solids , October 2015 Milling and Grain Technology, and January 2016 Processing Industry News.
For fun, Carr loves to read, travel, play golf, and investigate new gadgets and technology.
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Jordan Newton is vice president of innovation and engineering at SonicAire. Prior to joining the company, Newton began his career as a forensic engineer at Accident Reconstruction Analysis Inc. He continued his profession at UL, where he was a project engineer.
Newton’s prowess for progressive thinking brought him to SonicAire. He enjoys designing new ways to deal with the complexities of air engineering, and bringing efficient and effective products to market.
Newton loves the great outdoors and tries to hunt and fish as often as he can.
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John Sanders is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SonicAire. With over 30 years of experience in sales and sales management with Andersen Windows Inc.; followed by Vice Pres. of Sales with BWFL Corp. of Atlanta, and most recently as founder and owner of two companies: JWhitner Automation and Portco Automation & Marine. With his entrepreneurial energy, broad market experiences and solid leadership successes, John is a welcome addition to the Sonic Aire executive group and a great resource to our sales organization and customers as well.
When not at work, John enjoys cycling, travel abroad, playing his guitar and spending time with his family. John is also serves on the board of directors for Priority ONE, a Christ-Centered ministry devoted to helping men and their families; so he is deeply involved in serving both locally, nationally and occasionally on international mission trips.
Chuck Morrison is SonicAire’s Corporate Sales Manager. With career experience in sales at Dantherm Filtration, Brattons, Inc. and Industrial Air Quality, he got to know SonicAire fans while a SonicAire rep for his company, 02 Filtration. Morrison’s sales and technical knowledge coupled with his entrepreneurial background enable him to uniquely understand our customer’s needs.
Away from work, he enjoys coordinating Habitat for Humanity Projects, coaching softball, camping and going on mission trips with his daughter.
Brian Bradsher, sourcing and operations manager, leverages a wide range of experience in all aspects of procurement, sourcing and operations controls while working at John Deere, Ingersoll Rand, B/E Aerospace and TIMCO Aviation.
His goal is to make certain SonicAire products are built with the highest quality at an affordable price and delivered on time.
Bradsher spent 18 months in Africa with his family helping young kids in a rural community. He loves any type of sports and camping.
As the technical manager for SonicAire, Rob Bartlett fields all client calls to help them make the most of their fans. He has over 21 years in aviation related maintenance, including sheet metal and composites.
He is rabid about all things mechanical, and enjoys making anything better. For fun, he races motorcycles and is a member of the Motoguzzi Owners Club.
Jodi Stephens is one of the only office managers with an industrial engineering degree. She is driven to improve processes, a result of her work as a consultant for process improvement in hospitals over the years.
Stephens’ top priority is to make sure clients experience the best of SonicAire with every interaction. Efficiency and effectiveness are the hall marks of her work ethic.
She has a strong creative side, which she cultivates by singing and acting. Stephens also enjoys traveling with her family.
Andrea Boger is the administrative assistant who brings managerial experience to her job. She stays on task to keep SonicAire’s office running efficiently. She is result-oriented, looking for new, effective ways to get any job done well.
She is focused on client satisfaction, and works hard to make any client interaction productive and pleasing.
Boger enjoys photography, reading and horseback riding.
Andy Melton has been with SonicAire since 2010. He began his career building control panels and SonicAire fans. In his current position as Sales and Product Support, Andy is your inside contact for ordering parts, technical support, systems administration, graphic design and layout. He is there for you before, during, and after your purchase with product and installation knowledge.
A graduate of Forsyth Tech’s Auto-CAD and Electrical program, he has also completed Lean Six Sigma and is certified in UL508A through Underwriters Laboratories.
Outside of work Andy is a son, grandson and Christian father of three wonderfully energetic little boys. The family enjoys new adventures, and have recently discovered geo-caching.