Posted May 25, 2022

Ray Ellis, VP of Air Systems International, Announces Retirement

Ellis co-founded Air Systems in 1984.

Air Systems International announces the retirement of one of its Founders and Partners, Ray Ellis.

Ray is retiring after 31 + years with Air Systems on May 27, 2022. He’s conducted hundreds of training classes and thousands of distributor partners trained to his high standard of knowledge. While we are losing Ray’s ability to train the next generation, his knowledge will still be available through the sales staff he’s mentored and in our Distributor Training videos.

Ray started with the company as one of our first salesmen, driving a van around promoting and educating customers on our entire product line, including the Saddle Vent®. Legend has it he would drive a vehicle across a Saddle Vent® to show the durability of the product.

Ray was also a fixture at numerous trade shows every year (AIHce, ASSP, & NSC) and always eager to discuss customer applications and solutions. Ray also helped grow our OEM business over the last 25 years.

We congratulate Ray on his service to Air Systems and the safety industry and wish him the best in retirement!

About Air Systems International Incorporated
Air Systems International is a privately owned company founded in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1984. Air Systems manufactures Grade-D breathing air filtration units, air cylinder carts, confined space ventilation equipment, portable area lighting, and environmental control products.