James Bland
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

James (Jamie) Bland has over two decades of cooling tower industry experience with design and project engineering. He assumed the role of Engineering Manager for Ceramic Cooling Tower Company overseeing structural analysis for all cooling tower projects. His special knowledge of structural design of composite structural cooling towers led him to acquire two patents on FRP structure design. Mr. Bland is an innovator and leader in the industry for automated computer design of cooling structures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

Toby Daley, P.E.
VICE PRESIDENT TECHNICAL SERVICES

Toby Daley began his engineering career with Ceramic Cooling Tower Company in 1974. He was instrumental in the engineering, development, and execution of safety related ultimate heat sink cooling towers for nuclear power plants domestically and globally. He oversaw development of large cast-in-place and precast concrete cooling towers for power plants. Mr. Daley was integral to the structural development, analysis methodology, and automation of the Unilite and PCS pultruded fiberglass cooling towers. He held several titles, including Vice president of Engineering, Vice President of Research and Development, and subsequently Chief Operating Officer of CCT. Additional specialties include FRP structural design and finite element analysis, tornado missile protected design, cooling tower thermal modeling, thermal rating systems and software, computational fluid dynamics modeling, forensic investigations, and sound and plume abatement modeling. Mr. Daley served on the University of Texas at Arlington Civil Engineering Department Advisory Committee from 1992 to 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

Bill Minsloff
VICE PRESIDENT, PURCHASING

Bill Minsloff has worked in the cooling tower industry for more than two decades, beginning his career with Ceramic Cooling Tower Company in the early 1990s. At CCS, Minsloff oversees procurement. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Alabama.

 

Jesse Q. Seawell, P.E.
FOUNDING PARTNER AND PAST PRESIDENT

Jess Seawell's career cooling tower industry career began in 1980. He held positions at the executive level in engineering, operations, and marketing at the former Ceramic Cooling Tower Company. Mr. Seawell holds multiple patents in the structural and mechanical design of cooling towers including CCS' FRP structural design. Mr. Seawell is a technical expert on composite materials and their application with cooling towers as well as the leading industry consultant for FM Approval as applied to cooling tower design. Mr. Seawell has presented numerous articles and related technical publications to the cooling tower and power industries. Jess holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.

 

Charles J. Bardo
CHAIRMAN

Charles Bardo has been involved in the cooling tower industry since 1971. He spent the first six years of his career with Zurn Industries and was responsible for the Zurn Cooling Tower Division. He left Zurn in 1977 to join Justin Industries and became president of Justin's subsidiary, Ceramic Cooling Tower Company, in 1978--a position he held until he retired in 1999. Bardo has extensive working knowledge and experience in all phases of cooling tower design, tower application, construction and product development. Under his leadership, the industry was changed from one that built its field erected towers with wood, steel, and concrete to composite fiberglass. The first of his seven patents filed in 1983 revolutionized the design and construction of cooling towers.