In 2009, Patrick’s entrepreneurial vision led him to leave large corporate America, and launch a startup company focused on bringing “smart” electronic controls to the very traditional commercial refrigeration industry.
Patrick’s engineering background, combined with over 20 years of management experience in sales, marketing and business development, positioned him to attract, and lead, a diverse team of talented individuals, and create the foundation of his first company, KE2 Therm Solutions, Inc.
KE2 Therm Solutions has become the go-to refrigeration control supplier for many major OEMs, energy management partners, restaurants, and retail facility managers throughout North America. Leading the company down a path to enable easier, and more secure, remote connectivity for a growing line of embedded controllers, was the catalyst that led Patrick to branch out with a second start-up enterprise, KE2 Connect, LLC.
Patrick recognized that all industries struggle with gaining secure access to their already existing dark stranded data. And, he was confident that KE2 Therm’s patented approach was the basis for a light weight, cost-effective solution, to securely access these discrete controls and sensors.
To further develop the already established communications IP for integration into more complete IoT solutions, Patrick created KE2 Connect.
The IP that stands as the foundation of KE2 Connect is currently applied across a wide variety of commercial refrigeration applications. Patrick’s vision for KE2 Connect is to expand the application to a broader range of industrial markets including Agriculture, Manufacturing, Smart Cities & Nations and more.