MP Combustion, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is IHEA’s newest member company. MP is a regional leader in the supply and support of industrial combustion equipment for process heating applications. The company takes pride in its field expertise, and that it not only distributes parts but also provides application solutions and technical support.
“MP Combustion has worked hard to provide Star Combustion with timely answers, fast pricing, and overall excellent customer service,” said Andrew JH Kemppainen, managing director of Star Combustion Systems LLC. “When we need help getting the vendors, they represent to ship an order out; they fight on our behalf to make sure we get our shipments on time. When they can’t get a shipment out, they provide us with honest answers and practical alternatives. When we have questions, their technical expertise is second to none. They are hands down the best distributor we work with.”
Despite being a new company, MP Combustion is not new to the world of combustion. Ryan McClain and Justin Powell started MP Combustion in 2019 after leaving their respective jobs at Honeywell Thermal Solutions and Heat Equipment and Technology. Their combined 35 years of combustion industry experiences prepared them for the technical and commercial requirements of the new business. From the start, MP established key partnerships with world-class vendors, and the company leverages those relationships to do whatever is in the best interest of its customers. MP Combustion acts as a conduit between the customer and the manufacturers to provide great solutions and application expertise.
“We have relied on Ryan and now the folks at MP Combustion for years,” said Ben Mueller, senior project manager with The Dupps Company. “I am always impressed with their adept customer service and ability to provide parts and specialist hands-on service in critical times of need. They are a real asset to our product and service portfolio.”
The MP Combustion team works hard to be a trusted resource to its customers and a valuable partner to its principles. The customer service team is the backbone of the company’s efforts. The two CSRs, Sharon Mirande and Karen Krabacher, understand the need for timely responses with accurate information. They fill many other important roles, too, keeping the customers happy and the MP engine running smoothly. Sales Engineers Adam Cook and Eddy Pappalardo round out the current team, and join McClain and Powell in providing estimates, project management, and technical support. Cook and Pappalardo’s impressive stature is easily matched by their ambition and desire to grow the business. Understanding the countless combustion applications, component functions, and specs is a daunting task, but these two are not afraid of any challenge.
MP Combustion will be in a new office space in the coming weeks. The company will be moving to 5825 Creek Road in Blue Ash, Ohio. The larger space will facilitate continued growth in two primary ways: First, the new space has greater warehousing capacity, which will be stocked with more strategic inventory. The strategy to increase inventory will help to reduce the supply chain struggles that most customers are experiencing lately. MP is even stocking configured burners and valves that can be modified as needed. And second, the new space will include a large shop floor that will allow for the construction and assembly of custom equipment.
“MP Combustion has provided me and SSI a great resource of knowledge and support,” said Chris Davidson, senior project engineer with Super Systems, Inc. “With real hands-on experience, they can direct me in great detail on troubleshooting and support. Additionally, they have the knowledge and resources to understand how to maintain existing systems, and update to modern NFPA codes.”
“In a world of supply chain delays and issues, it is so nice to have the team at MP Combustion working for us,” said Patti Reeder, project administrator with Super Systems, Inc. “They are responsive and eager to help me find the right part for my jobs. Justin and Ryan are a pleasure to work with.”
MP Combustion is honored to join the ranks of the esteemed companies and individuals that make up IHEA and will gladly join them in promoting the interests of the industry.
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Calendar of Events
Process Heating & Cooling Show
The inaugural show will focus on industrial heating and cooling processes. This event will bring together numerous industries in the process industries including oil & gas, electronics, pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, packaging and plastics, to name a few.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, Illinois
Electrification 2022 International Conference & Exposition
This event will bring together the most diverse group yet of innovators, decision makers and stakeholders in the electrification of vehicles, buildings and industry. Keep at the forefront of our decarbonizing society with immersive pre-conference workshops, executive-level plenary sessions, content-rich breakout sessions in multiple tracks and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest technology.
Charlotte Convention Center | Charlotte, North Carolina
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