About 2021-07-08T16:22:05+00:00

Our Team

Kenneth C. Krei
Kenneth C. Krei CEO and Board Chair
Ken is a career executive in financial services and technology with several related companies. Currently he is CEO and Board Chair, LiquidCool Solutions, Inc., and Vice-Chairman, TMI Holdings, Inc.,
Previously, Ken was EVP, Wealth Technologies at FIS, EVP, BMO Global Private Bank, and Chair of M&I Wealth Management and Capital Markets.

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Rick Tufty
Rick TuftyVice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer
Rick’s career as a technologist, manager, and engineering executive spans many of the premier technology-defining institutions of our modern era. His credentials include roles as Executive Director of Engineering for Dell’s Enterprise Division where he was responsible for product development efforts for servers, blades, and storage systems.
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David Roe
David RoePMP, Program Manager
David provides project management oversight and coordination on all LiquidCool Solution Research and Development projects. He joined LCS in 2010 after completing a 30-year career at IBM Corporation where he held both technical and management positions in server development and disk drive manufacturing.
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Steven M. Shafer
Steven M. ShaferSenior Packaging Engineer
Prior to coming to LCS, Steve spent 20+ years creating mechanical and electrical packaging for High Performance Computer systems. He was instrumental in the design and release of Cray Research’s T3D, T3E, Y-MP and C90 Supercomputers. Steve also worked for Silicon Graphics in Mountain View, CA. assisting in the release of the Origin-200 and Origin-2000 systems.
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Rod Raver
Rod RaverSenior Lab Specialist
Rod is currently Senior Lab Specialist at Liquid Cool Solutions (since 2007), where he works on product design and development, testing, and quality assurance for Next Generation IT Cooling. As a seasoned Lab Specialist, Rod is skilled in areas including process definition, soldering, failure analysis, product assembly and product development. Rod has also held Senior Lab/Production Specialist positions
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Daryl Lautenschlager
Daryl LautenschlagerEngineering Analyst
Daryl spent 25+ years at IBM. At IBM he worked on hardware quality for the System 36 and System 38, software development for the 14 inch, 5¼ inch and 3½ hard disc drives as an Engineer, Lead Engineer and Manager. He also spent several years working at Hitachi in the SIT (System Integration Test) Lab as a Lead
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Joni Gamm
Joni GammHuman Resources Administrator, Office Manager
Joni spent 20+ years at IBM as a Staff and Systems Procedures Analyst and Site Support Manager. After leaving IBM, she worked for several years at Benchmark Electronics in Finance as the Account Receivable Supervisor.
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Tim Ronning
Tim RonningSenior Lab Technician
Tim is a veteran engineering technician with over 30 years of experience providing support to some of the most successful companies in the technology business. Starting at IBM, Tim provided manufacturing and field support for storage array subsystems. Tim went on to work for Western Digital, JDSU, and IBM(again)
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Sean Archer
Sean ArcherMechanical Engineer
Sean is a Mechanical Engineer at LiquidCool Solutions working on mechanical, fluid and thermal solutions. His earlier years started with design and test of server cooling units and control systems. He now collects performance simulations and LCS experience to speed up development and fine tune new LCS technology.
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Chad Cape
Chad CapeBusiness Development
Chad leads LCS business development efforts, leaning on skills gained while qualifying as an engineer in the US Navy’s submarine force. In the private sector, his sales, finance and global business experience were obtained while servicing middle and large corporate clients of JPMorganChase, where he held a Series 7 license, and while managing an early-stage investment network.
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Herb ZienMember of the Board of Directors
Having cofounded and built the largest privately held district energy company in the US, nobody knows the challenges of power and cooling better than Herb Zien. Herb brings a wealth of knowledge in engineering, power generation, and energy conservation. Herb is a recognized expert in data center cooling technologies and immersion cooling, and is a frequent author and speaker on cooling technologies.
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Stephen EinhornMember of the Board of Directors
Steve is a member of the Board of Directors for LiquidCool Solutions and a Partner at Capital Midwest Fund which is the company’s largest shareholder. He has worked on investments and transactions for 40 years. His hands-on approach and support goes beyond a typical investor.
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Daren KlumCo-Founder & Technology Fellow
Daren is an institution in the technology arena as an inventor and futurist who thrives on solving global challenges and developing new technologies. He has a growing list of 30+ patents in various stages that solve massive problems in data security, high performance computing and artificial intelligence.
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