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Kelix Heat Transfer Systems

KELIX manufactures the patented KELIX GHE (ground heat exchanger), a geothermal HVAC system that reduces heating and cooling costs.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Tulsa, OK, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2003
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Due to greater heat transfer, the KELIX GHE has several benefits:
1. Up to 50% lower costs of installation
2. Up to 54% reduction in use of land area
3. Up to 70% cost savings on yearly heating and cooling bills
In addition to reduced operating costs and capital expenditures, the KELIX GHE is environmentally advantageous, and provides several points toward LEED certification. Organizations interested in sustainability deploy this product.


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    Eric Wiklendt

    Prior to joining Kelix, Mr. Wiklendt worked as a Division Manager and as a VP of Marketing for Hilti Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of construction tools and products. Eric also has experience from Eaton Corporation, Deere & Co., and Andersen Consulting. Eric has a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

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    William John Larimer

    Prior to joining Kelix, Bill was Director of the $120 million Chemicals Business Unit of Hilti North America, a manufacturer and supplier of construction tools and products. Bill also has experience working for General Electric, Eaton Corporation, and Mellon Corporation. Prior to entering the private sector, Bill was a captain in the United States Air Force. Bill has a BSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Marquette University.

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    Matthew Taylor Schaefer
    VP of Sales & Distribution

    Before joining Kelix, Mr. Schaefer worked for Hilti Corporation. While at Hilti, he held positions as a Regional Sales Manager in the US, and as Head of Business Development for Services at their corporate headquarters in Liechtenstein.  In addition, Matt has worked at A.T. Kearney, GAINSystems, and Lockheed Martin. He holds mechanical engineering degrees from Univ. of Michigan (BSE) and Stanford (MSE). Matt also has an MBA from Kellogg.

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    Johnny E. Kidwell

    John is the founder of Kelix.  Since 1970 his principal fields of expertise and research include: research and development of refrigeration and heating systems. He holds Oklahoma unlimited Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractor licenses, and a number of US Patents, dating back to 1976 related to energy conservation methods.  John is a disabled American Veteran.

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    Andrew William Frenier

    Prior to joining Kelix, Andy was a Sr. Engineer for American Airlines in its Maintenance Division with primary responsibility for the wing structures for American’s 100+ fleet of Boeing 757’s.   Andy has experience managing large modification projects, providing time critical engineering support, and management of procedures and documentation.   Andy has a BSME from Oklahoma State University.

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    Albert (Nick) Nicholas Larimer
    Corporate Controller

    Nick Larimer is a former First Vice President at the Bank of New York Mellon and its predecessor entity Mellon Bank, where he worked in the Finance Department in positions of progressively increasing responsibility for 37 years. His primary responsibilities were to provide controllership and financial accounting support for lending departments. Nick earned a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from The University of Pittsburgh.Nick is an Air Force vet.


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    Conner & Winters
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    Hartog Kallenberger & Swarthout, PLLC

Previous Investors

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    KELIX has no institutional investors. A cap table is available upon request.