New Owners Move to Expand Business – Oswego County Business Magazine
By Steve Yablonski
AE Industrial Partners also specializes in aerospace, defense and government services, space, power generation and specialty industrial markets.
Jeff Pecoroni, the new CEO of HealthWay, wants to keep purifying the air.
At the end of 2021, the Pulaski-based air purification and indoor air quality solutions provider was acquired by AE Industrial Partners.
AE Industrial Partners is a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense and government services, space, power generation and specialty industrial markets.
Pecoroni is “very excited” about the product line and the technology.
“We look forward to adding new business projects that keep the production plant running,” he said.
HealthWay’s products are used worldwide as well as in New York State.
Supercuts, a franchise hair salon, has installed HealthWay’s Intellipure air purifiers in several of its locations, including Albany, Auburn, Oswego and Watertown.
Pecoroni, of Saint Louis, Missouri, received her BA in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has worked in the financial industry and in a variety of commercial and operational roles.
He moved his family to Connecticut with GE Supply, becoming the president of the Northeast division.
He then joined Heatcraft Refrigeration, based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he managed operations in Central and North America. Most recently, he served as President and General Manager of Halco Specialty Lightning.
He now brings his business expertise to the HealthWay table.
“The Lobdell family has retired from the business to pursue other projects and provide advisory assistance as needed,” said Christian Cobb, vice president of marketing for HealthWay Family of Brands.
Heathway provides top-tier filtration with 70% energy savings over alternatives, Cobb added.
“It’s a huge game-changer for us. We continue to evolve our product line and imagine new innovations to hit the shelves in 2023,” he said.
Their newest product is the FFU (Fan Filter Unit) which brings their proprietary DFS (Disinfectant Filtration System) technology to a cleanroom air purification system.
HealthWay recently finalized a new building to combine several departments under one roof. There are currently four buildings owned and occupied by HealthWay in the Pulaski area. From now on, most operations will be consolidated on two sites.
“The new building is central to our future. We added 35,000 square feet of brand new manufacturing space,” Cobb said. “It will allow us to be much more efficient and, above all, we will be able to meet future demand.”
This will be the heart of the business, essentially integrating the three remaining buildings and staff. “Building 2” will relocate approximately 90% of departments such as manufacturing, manufacturing and assembly, distribution, warehousing and logistics.
“A thank you to the team for their hard work building, consolidating and installing our new facility. I look forward to seeing all of us gathered around the new building,” Pecoroni said.
“This is a ‘purpose-built’ facility that uses lean manufacturing experts for design, physical layout and visual management concepts throughout the site,” said Matthew Weitz, vice president of the supply chain. “This allows for a one-room flow of material through the plant, creating a bright, encouraging and welcoming workplace for employees.”
“The company is sure to evolve – becoming an organization that upstate New York can be proud of,” Cobb said. “We’ve brought in some amazing talent to help us capture the $6 billion indoor air quality market.”
HealthWay and Moxo have joined forces to create an all-in-one app to make access to HealthWay products seamless for partners. This inclusive app (available on the Apple Store or Google Play) will harmonize HealthWay and its partners as they work together to achieve their goals and improve indoor air quality around the world, according to Cobb.
Moxo provides a single customer hub to manage customer interactions through modern digital experiences.
The tool was created to benefit HealthWay partners so they can locate information they might need while on the go or chat with customer support right away.
“It is imperative that HealthWay’s partners know as much about our indoor air quality solutions as we do. When they can talk about IAQ and talk about the challenges people face every day, they are empowered to create better, safer spaces,” Cobb said. “In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to continue our mission.”
“I’m excited about the prospects of our air purification solutions being recognized as a household name among some of the other leading HVAC brands,” said Pecoroni.
Founded in 2004, HealthWay is headquartered in Pulaski. It was started Vincent G. Lobdell.