Bob Antaya, President
Bob Antaya is a seasoned sales engineer who is the founder and heart and soul of Fluid Cooling Systems, FCS. With more than 20 years in the industry, he has sold everything from pumps to complex, enclosed chiller plants, and is an expert in the engineering and manufacturing of process cooling and heating systems. Bob is known not only for his strong work ethic, but also his dedication to his customers, which include companies such as Johnson Controls, Ford Motor Company and ExxonMobil.
Always up to a challenge, Bob is a problem-solver by nature. He is very adept at providing solutions to his customers’ most complex needs – which always come before the sale. Bob invests the time to educate his customers so they can make informed decisions that best suit their specific requirements and overall business goals.
Building strong customer relationships through education and commitment, and his resolute integrity, are what sets Bob apart from his peers. He is truly best of breed.
Bob is always looking to add to his knowledge base and learn new technologies. He has strong business acumen and is an active member in the Entrepreneur’s Organization – a global business network with 9,500+ members in over 40 countries.
Jackson Ball – Vice President, Strategy and Technology
Jackson has invested over 30 years in heat transfer, chillers, process cooling systems and the technologies that further a companies products and relationships. Starting as a successful manufacturers representative in the late 1980’s, he transitioned into manufacturing leading a business unit of API Heat Transfer, then as Corporate VP of Business Development. Web delivered technologies has always been a passion, and as VP of SynerGEnet, a private technology unit of GE, he led the development for a virtual manufacturing platform with IBM’s Advanced Manufacturing unit. He sees a future with the convergence of AI, the Internet-of-Things, Block-Chain with Ethereum Smart Contracts, with creative business models to transform many businesses into services and unleash tremendous value.
He was VP and a partner in The Arctic Chiller Group (later sold to Trane) where he brought the Turbocor technology, and right people into the company with extraordinary success. An accomplished technical trainer and public speaker, Jackson still “loves the hunt” and has spoken before thousands of engineers, contractors, ASHRAE and BOMA meetings and facility professionals regarding leading edge approaches to energy, cooling and total cost of ownership.
Jackson is an avid nature photographer and enjoys hiking the rain-forests of Panama and Costa-Rica with his large-format camera. www.affinitystudio.net.
Darren E. Garey, P.E. – Chief of Engineering
Darren Garey has over 20 years experience working alongside customers on design build projects. Darren specializes in the design and implementation of HVAC and process cooling systems and is passionate about delivering value through engineering.
Darren is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan and a graduate of Lawrence Technological University (BSME). Darren is inspired daily by his wife and their two daughters. In his free time, Darren likes to fly-fish and play board games with his family.
FLUID COOLING SYSTEMS, LLC
6100 Birch Drive • Flint, MI 48507