Martin King – My Journey in HVAC/R – PCA’s CEO Q&A
My Journey in HVAC/R – Q&A with PCA’s CEO Martin King
Question: How did you get into HVAC/R in the first place?
Martin King: It was in 1981. I was in my automotive class shop when they offered that type of thing.
I remember that, at the time, I was thinking about going to Junior College, getting started taking some classes to see what I would find myself drawn towards.
Anyway, back to the shop class, I was sitting in a presentation by a salesperson from Phoenix, Arizona. He was pitching this automotive diesel school, and I’m like, well, that’s pretty cool. But I had no interest in working on diesel engines or cars. That wasn’t my thing. The life-changing event came at the very end of his presentation; he says something like, by the way, we also have this HVAC refrigeration solar course in passing. If you are interested here are some brochures, that was kind of it …. To hear Martin King’s full answer to this question, listen to this podcast or READ the FULL TRANSCRIPT ON THE PCA BLOG.
Question: How did you end up starting and running your own HVAC/R business?
Martin King: I think my roots to owning my own business can be attributed mainly to my parents. My father, Paul King, and my mother, Annabelle King, owned their own Schwinn bicycle dealership.
My dad bought that business as an existing business back in the late 40s, using the GI Bill after returning from World War Two. And it was basically an American Dream story. …. To hear Martin King’s full answer to this question, listen to this podcast or READ the FULL TRANSCRIPT ON THE PCA BLOG.
Question: How did you get started in Process Chillers?
Martin King: The story goes that back in 1998, our little commercial HVAC/R company was doing great. One of our biggest maintenance customers came to me and said, hey, Martin, we just purchased this multimillion-dollar Hewlett Packard digital IC tester for testing microchips and memory chips, things like that, and we need a chiller for it…. To hear Martin King’s full answer to this question, listen to this podcast or READ the FULL TRANSCRIPT ON THE PCA BLOG.
Question: Why did you start Process Chiller Academy?
Martin King: So, like many things in life, the road to processchilleracademy.com has been a journey.
I wanted to start something that would provide quality (no fluff) training to existing HVAC/R apprentices and journeymen, even business owners. I also believe it is very important to get HVAC/R success stories out there (starting with my own) to attract new (desperately needed) people to this wonderful industry….. To hear Martin King’s full answer to this question, listen to this podcast or READ the FULL TRANSCRIPT ON THE PCA BLOG.