Marketing & Sales

Adam M. Budnick

Adam M. Budnick

Vice President of Sales & Engineering

Adam Budnick provides continuing support in product development and engineering, Adam is primarily responsible for growing sales and direct-fired product applications in specific OEM markets. These include make-up air systems for the food service industry and spray and bake systems for paint finishing operations. Adam also has selected product sales responsibilities, such as carwash air process dryers, construction heaters, door heaters, fan boxes, and burner boxes.

Adam has been with AbsolutAire since its inception in 1992, actually initiating product design and assembly drawings as his father, Jack W. Budnick, and Bob Jauch were in the process of incorporating the business and finalizing start-up plans. He assumed his prior role as a Sales and Engineering market development specialist in 2005.

A 1990 graduate of West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Adam has attended Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Western Michigan University for selected, job-related studies. During his career, he has also participated in various industry or systems-specific training activities.

Elgin L. Clark II

Sales Engineer, Western Michigan & Northern Indiana

Elgin Clark is a Sales Engineer at AbsolutAire. In this role, he is responsible for developing and growing sales for the company’s commercial and industrial direct-fired equipment in its Western Michigan and Northern Indiana market regions. Among his key activities, Elgin is focused on new account development, assisting engineering firms with facility design and mechanical systems’ specifications, interfacing with mechanical and sheet metal contractors on project pricing and scheduling, and providing factory technical support on selected projects.

Elgin began his AbsolutAire career in 2006, following more than 15 years of mechanical systems’ marketing and sales experience in Western Michigan. He has held positions as a Sales Engineer and Sales Manager for V & L Sales, a former provider of food-service equipment and commercial make-up air and heating and ventilating systems. Elgin was also a Sales Engineer for Swaney Sales in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specializing in the design and layout of commercial and industrial heating and ventilating systems for this major Western Michigan HVAC sales firm.

In 1990, Elgin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His coursework included an Industrial Marketing major and a Manufacturing Technology minor. He has been an associate member of ASHRAE since 1997.

Frank P. Gray

Sales Engineer

Frank Gray is a Sales Engineer at AbsolutAire. His primary responsibilities include producing accurate and comprehensive equipment quotations to sales representatives, contractors, and end users. Frank works closely with AbsolutAire sales reps throughout the job bidding process, ensuring that they have the sales support they need to secure orders.   

Frank joined AbsolutAire in 2011 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. While there, Frank worked as a Designer and Fabricator in the Purdue University Central Machine Shop, and as a Product Processor for ALcast Company. He also was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and he served as the Facility Coordinator on the fraternity’s housing board. He is an active member of the Kappa Sigma Alumni Association.

Kevin J. Ingersoll

Product Development Engineer

Kevin Ingersoll is the Product Development Engineer at AbsolutAire. In this role, he is responsible for all third-party testing and listing of AbsolutAire equipment, product improvement, and equipment development. This requires Kevin to work closely with various AbsolutAire manufacturing departments during equipment construction and testing phases. Kevin is also a member of the sales department, providing quotations and technical support to outside AbsolutAire manufacturing representatives.

Kevin joined AbsolutAire in 2015, following more than 35 years in the HVAC and Green Energy markets. Most notably, he worked for 26 years at Rapid Engineering, fulfilling several positions, the last of which was Product Manager. He has also held positions with Heat Transfer International as Purchasing and Project Manager, specializing in biomass power generation equipment and high temperature ceramic heat exchangers. Kevin held this same position for Fisen Corporation, a manufacturer of custom HVAC equipment for Johnson Controls, in Dutton, MI. 

David Parks

Key Accounts Sales Manager

David works in the Sales Department at AbsolutAire. In his position, he is responsible for quoting equipment to reps and end users, providing product training to customers, and other sales-related functions.

Beginning his HVAC career in 1981 with Rapid Engineering, David worked in the electrical department, later supervising all electrical department staff. He then moved to the service department, followed by a shift to the sales department as a Product Specialist. He was promoted to Regional Sales Manager, and eventually became the Director of Sales for the company. David worked for Rapid Engineering for 32 years total. He has also worked for two large corporations, Alcoa and Pittsburgh Glass Works, before coming to AbsolutAire.

David holds a Master Electrician License, and is also a licensed contractor in the State of Michigan.  He attended Grand Rapids Community College for business and technical classes, attended Michigan State University, and took dozens of Electrical and HVAC training seminars.

David enjoys spending time with his family at his lakeside home.  He enjoys working out with friends, and holds a 3rd degree black belt

Laurel A. Olsen

Laurel A. Olsen

Sales Engineering and Administration

Laurel Olsen is a Sales Coordinator at AbsolutAire. Her primary responsibilities include providing sales support and equipment quotations for the company’s direct-fired products, training and assisting sales reps in their use of AbsolutAire’s online pricing software, and new order processing and acknowledgement. She also manages and tracks quoting activity within the sales department, and is involved in the company’s marking and website development.

Laurel joined AbsolutAire in 2010 as a temporary employee, filling in as needed in a wide variety of administrative roles. Laurel became a full-time member of the company and assumed her position as Sales Coordinator in mid-March, 2010. Prior to joining the company, Laurel held a variety of customer service and reception positions during her college years.

Laurel graduated with honors in December 2009, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Michigan State University. In her three-and-a-half years at Michigan State, Laurel took numerous writing and literature courses, as well as several communication classes as a separate area of study.

Michelle L. Plummer

Sales Administrator

Michelle Plummer is the Sales Administrator at AbsolutAire. Her primary responsibilities include sales order entry, project quotation management, engineering administration, and responding to AbsolutAire sales rep and customer inquiries.

Michelle joined AbsolutAire in April 2018.  Prior to joining AbsolutAire, Michelle held a variety of customer service and childcare positions.  Michelle graduated from Western Michigan University in 2015, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology: Behavioral Science with a minor in Sociology.