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Synairco, Inc.

Synairco manufactures the worlds most simple and efficient air conditioner that saves a user more than half the cost of their cooling bills.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Synairco manufactures the worlds most simple and efficient air conditioner that saves a user half of their cooling costs. Our cooling unit utilizes a patented novel cycle of cooling requiring only two moving components eliminating the need for an energy consuming and maintenance needy compressor and chemical refrigerants. Ideally suited for industrial buildings in need of climate control and high performance buildings.


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    Crista Nicole Shopis
    President and Co-Founder

    Crista Shopis, President, worked as senior engineer and department manager at Taitem Engineering and has significant experience in mechanical engineering and energy studies. Crista led the team that built and tested the Synairco model, assembling much of the unit herself. In 2009, Crista was designated one of the "40 Under 40" outstanding young engineers by Consulting and Specifying Engineer Magazine.

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    Ian Shaprio
    Co-Founder and Board Member

    Founded Taitem Engineering in 1989. Taitem’s core business is consulting services, with annual sales approaching $3 million. Prior to that, he worked for 7 years at Carrier Corp. where he designed air conditioning equipment. He holds nine patents from this work and led the development of TREAT, a computer programs used for energy auditing. In 2005, TREAT was awarded the prestigious national R&D100 award as one of the 100 most significant new prod

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    Charles Hamilton
    Co-Founder and Board Member

    Charles was CEO and co-founder of biotech company Adenios and previously led chemistry start-up Novomer. At Novomer he managed the growth of the company from 2 to 25 FTEs, closed over $6 million in private investment and negotiated multiple joint ventures. Novomer was named one of the world’s 50 most innovative companies by MIT’s Technology review in 2010. He currently serves as a member of the Board for the Alliance for Manufacturing and Technol


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    Amy Isles of Sciarabba Walker & Co.