Director, Quality Control & Customer Service
Kris Witteveen is the Director of Quality Control and Customer Service, as well as a Sales Engineer at AbsolutAire. In this role, he is responsible for providing quotations for custom units across all product lines, including equipment with cooling sections, energy recovery heat exchangers, and special controls. Kris is also focused on product development, working with engineers and company representatives on equipment specifications, providing engineering assistance to the sales and customer service groups, and managing electrical engineering services.
Kris began his career at AbsolutAire in the Customer Service department in 2005, with more than 20 years of industrial design and engineering experience. As a high school student, he began his career preparing submittal drawings for Espec Corporation in Hudsonville, Michigan. Kris eventually became involved with designing Espec’s world-leading environmental test chambers and had added responsibilities in CNC machine programming. Prior to accepting his current role at AbsolutAire, he also designed industrial fluid chillers at Koolant Koolers in Kalamazoo, and he served in sales, design, and project supervision with American Metal Fab in Three Rivers, Michigan.
In 1989, Kris earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where he was also awarded drafting and design certification. During his business career, Kris continued his education with courses and training in universal refrigeration, team leadership, and value stream mapping.