In 1987, David Bohn began his career as a marketing coordinator with Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in Redding, CT. Just eight years later, he became the company’s president, a role in which he now oversees corporate profitability and directs new product development. Outside of his work at the Redding company, David Bohn contributes to several charitable organizations, including the ALS Association, which operates numerous initiatives to support individuals with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). One of these initiatives is Project Revoice.
Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that afflicts nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain, often causing people to lose their ability to speak. To ensure that no one with ALS loses their voice, the ALS Association created Project Revoice. The initiative aims to use voice technology that synthesizes an individual’s unique voice to create a digital voice clone for use with augmented/alternative communication (AAC) devices.
Project Revoice will soon roll out its voice bank, which a person can use to record their voice. Once Project Rejoice launches the complete voice-cloning app, individuals will be able to use their voice recordings to develop their own unique “Revoice.”
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation
David Bohn, of Redding, CT, serves as president and CEO of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in Danbury, CT, after a time as district sales manager and marketing coordinator with the company. In his work there, Redding resident David Bohn has helped with the energy needs of a number of facilities, including Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania.
When a major winter storm struck the Northeast in March 2018, it was an emergency backup energy system designed and installed by Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation that allowed Abington Memorial to keep running. When such storms arrive, power can be lost for extended periods, and keeping emergency generation equipment fueled and operating can be a challenge. At a hospital, it can literally be a matter of life and death.
Preferred Utilities created a backup system comprised of underground storage tanks, pumps, delivery mechanisms, and other equipment necessary to immediately take over operation when commercial power was knocked out. Because the emergency system was in place, the hospital was able to continue providing patient care without any lapses.
David Bohn, of Redding, CT, serves as president and CEO of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in Danbury, CT. His previous experience with the commercial and industrial equipment manufacturing company includes work as a district sales manager and marketing coordinator. In 2016, David Bohn led his team in joining one of their industry’s premier professional organizations, the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners (CIBO).
CIBO works to represent the interests of makers of non-utility energy systems while promoting long-term best practices in supplying safe, cost-effective, and sustainable energy in today’s global markets.
Recently, the organization has dedicated particular efforts to fostering industry practices in keeping with environmental good stewardship. Among its upcoming events is a conference scheduled to take place in Arlington, Virginia, on September 11-12, 2018, one month before the CIBO annual meeting.
The September event focuses on the management of environmental and energy issues to increase sustainability. Organizers point out that the event aims to be the first of its kind to take a comprehensive look at practical, nuts-and-bolts energy and environmental procedures as they affect institutional strategic planning around sustainability.
Attendees can expect to learn more about emerging and alternative energy-related technologies, and about specific issues that include micro-grids, distributed energy, environmental ISO standards, and more.
API Inject-Aire Burners
David Bohn, a Redding, CT, executive, heads Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation, a firm that provides coordinated power plant equipment manufacturing and engineering services. David Bohn and his team in Redding, CT, are experienced in enabling industrial and residential facilities to meet federal, state, and municipal mandates related to emissions and energy efficiency.
One of Preferred Utilities’ success stories involved the installation of a low-emissions, high-efficiency API Inject-Aire burner within the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) Stapleton Houses. This innovative system brought a solution uniquely capable of meeting strict carbon footprint reduction mandates outlined in New York City Local Law 87.
The burners have the capacity to decrease electricity consumption by up to 85 percent, compared with previous generation burners. The pre-purge and post-purge cycles associated with such burners have been reduced by more than half, with systemwide thermal shock wear and tear decreased a corresponding amount.
A distinct advantage of Preferred Utilities’ low-emissions technology is that it enables facilities to quickly and cost effectively upgrade to ultralow-emissions technologies as they come online. More opportunities for replacement exist, as a number of the company’s burners approach 50 years of service within the NYCHA and New York City Board of Education.