Profire Energy board member Stephen Pirnat steps down
Mr. Pirnat serves as the Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Quest Integrity Group of Team. He has held the position of President of Quest Integrated and President of the newly formed Quest Metrology Group.
From February 2000 to September 2009, Mr. Pirnat served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the John Zink Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. In that former capacity, he was a board member of Quest Integrity Group.
Mr. Pirnat, a long-time executive with Ingersoll-Rand and Ingersoll-Dresser Corporation went to John Zink from a previous post as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pangborn Corporation.
He began his career as an applications engineer with the Pump and Condenser Group of Ingersoll-Rand, where he advanced through a variety of sales, marketing, engineering and operational positions with that company and its successor, Ingersoll- Dresser.
These positions included Vice President of Ingersoll-Rand's Standard Products Division, Vice President of Marketing for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps, President of Ingersoll-Dresser Canada Ltd., and Vice President and General Manager of Ingersoll-Rand Engineered Equipment Division.
Mr. Pirnat has been a Director of ClearSign Combustion since November 2011. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.