William E. Kahlert

Co-Founder & Chairman | Evapco, Inc.Kahlert, William

Education
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Initiated Triangle
Minnesota Chapter, 1946

Family
Wife: Yvonne; Children: Greg, Lauren

Experience
William Kahlert was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, attended school there, and then served in the United States Navy from 1943 through 1945. After the war, he entered the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1948.

During his college years, Bill joined Triangle Fraternity, and was Vice President during his senior year. In recent years he has been actively supporting the Minnesota chapter and the Triangle Education Foundation.

After graduation, Bill worked for McQuay, Inc. in Minneapolis for three years and then for the Trane Company in LaCrosse, Wisconsin for four years. He joined Baltimore Aircoil Company in 1955, became President of the company in 1966 and Chief Executive Officer in 1970.

In 1976 Bill left to become co-founder and CEO of Evapco, Inc., a manufacturer of large commercial and industrial air conditioner and refrigeration equipment. The company has since grown to worldwide stature with 14 manufacturing facilities, 6 located in the United States and 8 overseas.

Activities
Director, Provident Bank of Maryland; Trustee, Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Director, Baltimore Region of the American Red Cross; Chairman, Baltimore Region of the American Red Cross Blood Bank; Member, Greater Baltimore Committee

Associations
Past President & Honorary Life Member, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration; American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-condition Engineers; Air Condition and Refrigeration Institute; Refrigeration Engineers and Technicians Association; American Standards Association.

Hobbies
Golf, boating, fishing

Inducted
2002