August 22, 2018

Team Adds Firmware Engineer and Program Manager as Product Interest Continues to Pour In

Melissa Verzwyvelt

Heatworks, the US-based company that is reinventing the way we heat and use water in our everyday appliances, is excited to welcome new additions Julie Klions and Russell Deuell to its product team. The two new hires are joining the Heatworks team at a key moment in time as the award-winning, flagship MODEL 3 Smart Tankless Electric Water Heaters are beginning to ship to early backers and preorders, and interest in the Tetra Countertop Dishwasher continues its meteoric climb.

"With the inclusion of Heatworks' proprietary Ohmic Array Technology in multiple product and R&D projects, Julie and Russell couldn't come at a better time," said Heatworks Founder and CEO, Jerry Callahan. "We're thrilled with the industry validation that is taking place through partnerships and award nominations; adding to our team is just another form of that validation."

Julie Klions, an engineer with a B.S. from The Ohio State University, has joined the Heatworks team as its newest Firmware Engineer, where she'll be responsible for developing, maintaining and testing the firmware for a variety of Heatworks products. Julie's background in machine control software makes her an invaluable asset to the greater Heatworks engineering team.

Joining Julie is Russell Deuell, who will act as Program Manager to effectively ensure the execution of multiple products under development right now and on the future Heatworks roadmap. After earning a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Babson College, Russell spent more than a decade at Intel where he lead teams of engineers across many different programs.

Powered by Heatworks' patented Ohmic Array Technology, Heatworks products don't use traditional metal heating elements that can rust and scale over time. Instead, Heatworks uses water as the heating element. Through graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls, the naturally occurring minerals in water are excited, directly and efficiently heating the water. And, since water is used as the heating element, the hot water is purer than water from any other sources available in the industry today.