Meet the Chairman & Vice Chair


I am honored and excited to be the Chairman of the Heat Exchanger World Americas Conference & Expo 2023. This conference is unique in the Heat Exchanger arena because the attendance is from all areas of the field. Attendees, sponsors, sub-sponsors, and presenters represent the gamut from the raw material and fabrication equipment suppliers, EPC organizations, heat exchanger fabricators, end users, and even further to those responsible for maintaining the equipment over its lifespan.

The Texas & Louisiana Gulf Coast has long been recognized as the Energy Capital of the world with Houston being at the center. This collection of petrochemical facilities, refineries, and chemical plants, midstream & pipeline, offshore production, LNG, and Ethane export terminals along with all the associated infrastructure supporting these facilities are of particular importance today. All of these facilities will undergo various changes in the coming years to account for more stringent Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements. These are both legal mandates and societal perception requirements.

Bill Ashenhart

Learning how to not only keep the existing heat transfer equipment operating efficiently but also how the design and implement new equipment and processes with increased efficiency is critical. On a personal note, one of my primary reasons for coming to an event of this type is that I always discover or learn something new.

During the 2023 conference, people from across the spectrum of heat exchanger equipment can attend unique and relevant technical presentations, and network with industry peers all while discovering new equipment and techniques. This conference offers something for everyone, no matter what industry they work in, and I believe that every attendee will discover something new and applicable to their daily job from their participation.

I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Bill Ashenhart, P.E.
Heat Trasnfer Engineer
S&B Engineers & Constructors

Scott Hamilton


I am honored to be here as the Vice Chairman of the 2023 Heat Exchange World Americas event.  I look forward to this stellar event where attendees can enjoy networking opportunities, technical demonstrations, and learn of the latest innovations in heat transfer equipment. This event will once again serve as a stage for new technologies, ways of thinking, and cost-saving initiatives recently developed in this diverse industry. My involvement in the Heat Exchanger World Conference & Expo Americas 2023 has already been incredibly rewarding.

Throughout my career, I have led the charge in making sure industry professionals are knowledgeable and aware of bolting guidelines and best practices.

As Chair of ASME PCC-1, I am leading the push to create and implement standards for bolted flange joint assemblies. During my career, I have been able to assist OEMs, end users, and the industry in providing the training necessary to understand bolting in relation to heat exchangers and other industrial systems. Training and education are the best way to ensure that your heat transfer equipment reaches peak performance – knowledge and understanding of the equipment is vital to extending the life of your assets, troubleshooting issues, and improving processes.

Whether it be savings on heat exchanger costs, reliability improvements, maintenance, or networking opportunities that brought you to Heat Exchanger World, I am confident that there is something for every professional from hands-on demonstrations, technical presentations, panel discussions, and more.

Best Regards,

Scott Hamilton
Founder & CEO

Hex Technology