Henderson Engineers, a national building systems design firm, recently hired Dennis Hagler to serve as refrigeration technical leader at the firm. Hagler brings 35 years of experience designing, developing, and launching refrigeration products. In his new role, Hagler will provide technical oversight for refrigeration and cold-storage system design. This includes project design and quality control, equipment testing and troubleshooting, and mentorship and training to junior designers and engineers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dennis to our talented team of refrigeration experts,” said Rich Smith, Henderson’s President & CEO. “Dennis intimately understands the complexities of refrigeration design, which often calls for a custom solution for each project. We’ve experienced solid growth in this area during the pandemic as warehouses and grocery stores have seen increased demand and we’re looking forward to Dennis’ contributions.”

Henderson’s refrigeration engineers help support the firm’s grocery, cold-storage warehouse, and retail clients in a variety of ways, including refrigeration system design, refrigeration commissioning, energy efficiency analysis, refrigerant analysis, refrigeration electrical design, and more.

Prior to joining Henderson, Hagler spent more than three decades at Kysor Warren, the nation’s third largest manufacturer of refrigeration products for supermarkets and other retailers. His most recent role at the company was senior manager of refrigeration systems.

“I had the pleasure of working with Henderson for a couple of decades during my time in refrigeration equipment manufacturing and I’ve always admired the firm’s distinguished reputation and expertise,” said Hagler. “My entire career has been dedicated to refrigeration and I’m excited to use my experience to help advance the offerings at Henderson.”

Hagler’s hiring closely preceded Henderson joining the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), an environmental nonprofit aimed at advancing natural refrigerant adoption in the grocery sector. Accordingly, one of Hagler’s duties is helping clients transition from synthetic to natural refrigerants to increase sustainability.

Hagler is a graduate of Columbus Technical Institute in Columbus, Ga.

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