Thermal Solutions – Meet the Team

The Kempston Controls Thermal Solution Team can offer support with everything from advice on combustion plants to product selection through to breakdowns, installation, and commissioning of new equipment.

Offering planned service and repairs supported by an unrivalled inventory of genuine spare parts.

They can provide support for many applications, some of which are detailed below.

  • Ovens
  • Kilns
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Driers
  • Washers
  • Oxidisers
  • Incinerators
  • Melters
  • Holders

Dean Lucas – Commercial Manager

Dean previously worked for Eclipse Combustion, and he had a dream to have his own thermal solution team offering a customer experience to the highest level.

Kempston Thermal Solutions was born on 5th January 2016. This dedicated team has over over 150 years of experience in the thermal industry providing full turnkey solutions.

The experience has been emotional & challenging along the way, but he’s so proud the combination of probably the strongest thermal team in the country, top suppliers with the most advanced products, the opportunities for our customers are immense.

Stephen Howells – Business Development Manager

Stephen has worked for some of the biggest names in the combustion industry during his long career.

  • Eclipse Combustion.
  • SAACKE Combustion
  • North American Stordy

His application knowledge is very broad and ranges from baking bread to melting glass. He is highly regarded in the industry as a person who thinks outside of the box and pulls the relevant resources together to provide the right solution.

Whatever your requirement, whether it be new combustion systems or upgrade and maintenance of existing equipment, Stephen is the person to speak to.

Thermal Solutions

Andy Crate – Thermal Sales Executive

Andy has worked within the combustion industry for over 15 years. During this time, he has excelled at managing all aspects of Combustion Service Departments. This involved the implementation of scheduled maintenance, breakdown callouts, project management, installations, and commissioning services for a variety of different industries.

This experience has led Andy to supporting our clients onsite, identifying spare parts & system components to keep their plants running efficiency and reduce town time.

Andy has a strong customer focus and a keen attention to detail. He thrives on helping our customers operate their plants safely and efficiently.

In his spare time Andy has a keen interest in a variety of sports and enjoys travelling the globe.

Mike Evans – Combustion Solution Engineer

Mike has worked in the industrial process heating & combustion industry for more than three decades. He has gained extensive experience in combustion systems engineering & design, project management, piping & instrumentation design, fluid dynamics, process control systems, heat balance & efficiency analysis.

Mike has extensive application & product knowledge from vendors such as: Eclipse, Maxon, Kromschröder, Honeywell, Hauck, Siemens, Dungs, ASCO & Aventics.

Faraz Mir – Internal Technical Support Engineer

Faraz joined the Thermal team in 2022 with over a decade’s experience in the Oil & Gas industry, working on engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning projects for clients in the Middle-East and the North Sea.

Having worked in design engineering and project management, with exposure to various clients and vendors worldwide, he has expertise in various product-lines which feature in thermal’s vast portfolio such as Asco, Aventics, Honeywell and Siemens to name a few.

Matthew Law – Combustion Solution Engineer

Matthew has been in the combustion industry for 24 years, where he worked for Kromschroder until joining Kempston controls in 2020.

In this time, he has gained experience in combustion systems engineering such as design, project management, spares, commissioning, and maintenance.

Matthew has an expansive knowledge of products and applications for the thermal market, which incorporates manufacturers such as Eclipse, Maxon, Kromschroder, Honeywell, Hauck, Siemens, Dungs and ASCO.

Learn More about what the Thermal Solutions team can do HERE

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