The Thermaxx formula for success is simple. Our success = the total sum of our customer experiences. To make it all add up, we’ve hired some of the best in the business.
We’re here to help clients find the best solutions to their problems, no matter how unique or complex their needs are. With deep, specialized knowledge in the field of removable and reusable insulation jackets, our staff offers expert-level guidance, frequently helping clients develop appropriate specifications for the situation, and designing an insulation cover around those specs. Many of our engineers and designers have cross-disciplinary experience that allows for more effective design and production.
We maintain three manufacturing facilities in West Haven, CT, employing top-quality manufacturing processes to ensure product performance and durability. As a removable insulation cover specialist, our facilities and equipment are specifically suited to the manufacturing of reusable and removable insulation jackets.
We also have regional offices around the nation so that our sales team can serve our customers nationwide.
Los Angeles, CA office: (864) 979-1043
Dallas, TX sales office: (469) 888-0922
Athens, GA sales office: (706) 248-3107
New York, NY sales office: (516) 582-1217
Roanoke, VA sales office: (540) 892-6837
Long Island, NY sales office (516) 457-0548
We work with clients in a wide variety of industries, with a broad range of needs. Our diverse client list includes original equipment manufacturers, universities, and contractors such as Yale University, University of Georgia, Mount Sinai, Spirit Aero, Pratt & Whitney, Norwalk Hospital, NRG, and King Industries.
The ThermaXX Team
Co-owner / President
Brian Bannon, Co-Founder of ThermaXX LLC, started his career in construction, insulation & demolition. While performing undergraduate studies at the University of CT, Brian & family formed an environmental clean up company in New England. His vision, dedication & drive helped take this company from a garage startup in 1986 to a $25 million dollar a year CT icon. A life long entrepreneur, Brian has started and driven many companies to reach their revenue and performance goals. The only thing Brian loves more than his business is his family. When not growing his companies, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife of 25+ years, playing sports and hanging out with his two children, father and 17 nephews and nieces.
Partner / CEO
P.J Johns manages R&D projects for ThermaXX and our partner, Embedded Energy Technology – bringing a decade of engineering and product development experience (3 if you include building blocks & Legos). Fluent in several languages, including “engineering”, “salesperson”, and “customer”, he often serves as a translator. P.J holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (’01) and an MBA (’07) from Carnegie Mellon University and previously worked for RedZone Robotics and the Fiat Group (with roles in Case New Holland, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat Auto).
Partner, COO, VP of Engineering and Manufacturing
After engineering and manufacturing jet engines, space shuttle fuel cells, postage machines and wind turbines, Chuck has joined ThermaXX as COO and VP of Engineering and Manufacturing to tackle Energy Savings and safety products. His leadership, creativity and business development experience are a very good fit with the ThermaXX team. Chuck is a UConn graduate that spends time with his family and friends on the water, in the mountains, and always on a bike!
Suzanne Rowe Barrett
Partner / VP of Sales
Suzanne Rowe Barrett has been part of the ThermaXX team since 2009. As Partner and VP of Sales, Suzanne now manages the ThermaXX team nationwide. In addition to developing new business, building relationships and investigating regional incentives are now part of her daily operations. Suzanne’s extensive career as a Project Manager and Estimator in the environmental abatement field began in the mid 90’s and has prepared her for the field work she encounters so often with ThermaXX.
On any given day you will find Suzanne presenting to a board of directors, assisting her team in organizing their next trade show, or walking through a power plant gathering information for a Heat Loss Survey. Not a stranger in a professional kitchen, Suzanne was trained formally at The New School in New York City in the culinary arts and received the title Master Chef in 2003. Her agility in the confined spaces of the typical boiler room can be attributed to her love of yoga which she practices and teaches in her hometown, just a few miles north of NYC.
Partner / VP Business Development
William has been in the heating and cooling industry for the past 42 years. Starting out in 1972 in the Plumbing and Heating industry he obtained his Journeyman Plumbers license, then his Master Plumbers license and in Connecticut, the P-1 unlimited Plumbing and Piping license.
William Studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Haven. His favorite subject was physics and specifically heat transfer. Being extremely interested in Boilers and steam he then spent several years as a sales engineer concentrating on steam systems and thermal efficiency. It is this vast experience in the steam industry that has brought William to the point of being the foremost designer of removable, reusable insulation jackets in the United States. William is responsible for the design and specification of the Thermaxx LLC removable, reusable, insulation jackets. While recovering from a knee replacement William found his new passion, recumbent trikes!
William rides at least 10 miles per day. William is spearheading ThermaXX’s invasion into California, being in Texas along the way William found the summers are just too hot to ride. William discovered Yoga, fell in love with it and tries to do at least five hours a week. Eating right, exercise and working hard is what drives William to be the leader he is today.
Region 7 Sales Manager (CA,NV,ID,OR,WA)
Bonnie has been in sales her entire career. After she graduated from Quinnipiac University, Bonnie became the first saleswoman in her field in Connecticut. When she would have an appointment with a business executive they assumed she was there to train the secretaries. She had to state “I am here to SELL you a product, not train others.” After the initial shock of seeing a woman selling on the road the customers began to embrace Bonnie’s sales energy and attitude which led to a very successful career in the communications industry.
Bonnie always specialized in starting up new territories for various cell phone companies A few years ago Bonnie made the change from communication sales to industrial sales at Thermaxx. Again, Bonnie excels at spreading the word about Thermaxx. She is married to Will Jones (VP) at Thermaxx and together they move to different areas of the country to introduce Thermaxx Jackets. Coming on board at the inception of Thermaxx, she has been instrumental in the success of the company as we move westward! Bonnie lifts weights and has considered entering the professional body building arena. While not expanding Thermaxx westward you will find Bonnie lifting weights, bike riding or Yoga! Bonnie also has 4 rescue dogs that she has trained to be great companions.
Region 3 Sales Manager (VA, NC, SC)
Bill Tyree has been involved in Industrial Sales for over 35 years, 15 of those years in the insulation business. Willing to ‘get dirty,’ Bill has always been a hands on Sales Manager that has the ability to understand customers’ needs and does the research to find a solution. Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia are territories you will find Bill working as well as outreaching into Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana at times as well as Internet Clients.
Bill has a passion for British automobiles that he drives in autocross and restores in his spare time. He also enjoys motorsports of all types including automobile restoration. On weekends and free time you will likely find Bill ready to race his British sports car or attending car shows. Bill is also an active board of directors member for the Vinton Dogwood Festival that is located in his hometown of Vinton, Va.
Region 1 Sales Manager (CT,MA,RI,VT,NH,ME)
Meghan has been part of the Thermaxx team since early 2013. Her territory covers Connecticut to Maine. In her two years with Thermaxx, Meghan has found her niche: Exploring custom gas incentives throughout New England and working with her clients to ensure that they are able to take advantage of these well paying programs.
Meghan’s work is very hands-on. She forms continuing relationships with her clients and works closely with them during each step of a project, first as a salesperson and then as a project manager. Customer Service is always #1
When Meghan is not at Thermaxx or on a jobsite, you can find her spending time with her two beautiful children Travis and Avery.
Region 2 Sales Manager (NY & NJ)
Jack is originally from Long Island and now lives in NYC. He graduated from Villanova in 2000 where he played Lacrosse and was team Captain and MVP. ThermaXX is excited to have Jack applying the same pursuit of excellence to the sales field that he applied to playing field. In Jack’s spare time he works out 4-5 times a week and runs as well. For fun, he enjoys going to the Hamptons during the summer and trying new restaurants and bars in NYC with friends.
Region 2 Sales Manager (NY & NJ)
Jennifer Kaelin joins ThermaXX with over 20-years of sales and management experience. Jennifer began her career as a receptionist at Ethan Allen. She was recognized for her sales initiatives and became vice president of merchandising and retail operations, at several Long Island locations.
After leaving retail, Jenn became a member and active participant with USGBC where she acquired her knowledge of energy efficient upgrades for commercial buildings, hospitals and universities. She has participated in numerous industry conventions, seminars and continuing education programs offering best practices solutions to her clients. Jennifer and her two children are die-hard New York Ranger fans and love to participate in charity events. In her free time Jenn is a long-distance runner and extreme sports enthusiast who enjoys boating, cooking and going to the beach with family and friends.
Region 4 Sales Manager (PA, DE, MD, D.C., VA)
Mike has spent over ten years in construction sales, covering the MidAtlantic for over 6 years. A Maryland native, Mike received his BA in Communications from Salisbury University where he played football and competed in powerlifting. Later he earned his MBA from University of Maryland University College. In his time away from work, Mike enjoys weight lifting, reading and coaching youth football and wrestling. Family time is spent camping with his wife Amy and their 2 sons, Griffin and Wilson.
Director of Estimating
JP started working at ThermaXX in 2010 and was brand new to the industry. He was attending college part-time and working for a local landscaping business. Now, he has a year and a half of work experience under his belt and has started taking business classes at school. JP is the Chief Estimator and head of the shipping department. He has learned so much from his co-workers and hopes that he continues to learn new things along his journey with ThermaXX.
On weekends, JP is also a disc jockey at weddings and private parties. When he is not working, JP enjoys playing sports. He plays golf, hockey, tennis and is a HUGE baseball fan! In his senior year of high school, as captain of his baseball team, he led the team to a state championship title. Currently, he is trying to learn how to play the game left-handed so that he can do it all again with a bigger challenge!
Sam has been a member of the Thermaxx team for about a year and a half. In this time, Sam has learned more about removable insulation jackets than he ever thought he would. As a Thermaxx design engineer, Sam has used his creativity and positive attitude to bring quality to every job he works on.
Sam is currently attending Southern Connecticut State University where he is pursuing a degree in physics with a concentration in engineering. He hopes to continue to grow as an engineer and as a person at Thermaxx. In his free time, Sam likes to go fishing, play Frisbee, and hang out with friends.
Josh joined the ThermaXX team in October of 2014. He is excited and energetic to work at ThermaXX and with his surrounding co-workers. Josh graduated from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2014 with a bachelors degree in Sports and Recreation Management. Josh assists JP with estimating and works in the field doing sensor maintenance. He looks forward to learning all that he can from his co-workers and peers at ThermaXX.
Josh is a huge sports fan. He played high school baseball where he won a state championship along with conference championships. He went on to play collegiate baseball at Franklin Pierce where his team made it to the Division II college world series. Josh continues his baseball career here at ThermaXX playing for there Men’s West Haven Twilight Baseball team.