Heatworks, the US-based company that is reinventing the way we heat and use water in our everyday appliances, is excited to welcome new additions Dave Modeen to its leadership team and Robert Brunson, John Michael Burton, and Pete Schallot to its product team. The four new hires are joining the Heatworks team to help the company ready itself for mass MODEL 3 Water Heater production, as well as product rollouts of the highly anticipated Tetra Countertop Dishwasher and DUO Carafe.
The additions include Dave Modeen, general manager; Robert Brunson, project manager; John Michael Burton, senior mechanical engineer; and Pete Schallot, software engineer. This brings the total head count at Heatworks to 16 as technology licensing and product interest continues to pour in.
“With the inclusion of our proprietary Ohmic Array Technology in multiple product and R&D projects, the new additions to our team couldn’t come at a better time,” said Heatworks Founder and CEO, Jerry Callahan. “With diverse backgrounds in all aspects of product and technology development - from contract manufacturing to product and software strategy - the new hires strengthen Heatworks as an innovator in the liquid heating space.”
Dave Modeen has over 20 years of experience in new product development, operations, and engineering management in both the OEM and contract manufacturing arenas. Dave holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. After serving as Director of Product Management of UEC Electronics, Dave was named President in December 2016.
Before joining Heatworks, Robert Brunson led the largest USAF Training System contract, valued at $179M, which included over 150 employees across 17 sites. Robert has two engineering degrees, his MBA, and PMP Certification.
John Michael Burton is a Charleston local, born and bred. He grew up on Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island before heading up north to Durham, NC, to get his engineering degree from Duke University. John Michael worked on heavy equipment and automated machinery before jumping into the startup world and falling in love with the fast-paced design.
Pete Schallot has been in the software industry for 10 years. He has worked in enterprise medical systems, built scheduling software for the Marine Corps, developed Automated License Plate Recognition-based parking systems for trucking facilities, and worked on explosive-detection algorithms for the U.S. Army.
Powered by Heatworks’ patented Ohmic Array Technology, Heatworks products don’t use traditional metal heating elements that can rust and scale over time. Instead, Heatworks uses water as the heating element. Through graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls, the naturally occurring minerals in water are excited, directly and efficiently heating the water. And, since water is used as the heating element, the hot water is purer than water from any other sources available in the industry today.
To learn more about Heatworks, its technology or award-winning products, visit MyHeatworks.com.