• KOVA Names Brent Sturgell to Lead New HVAC Division

    Aug. 21, 2023
    Sturgell will lead KOVA’s entry into the market with a "new era" of intelligent HVAC offerings.

    DALLAS, TEXAS  —  KOVA, a leader in building material solutions, welcomes Brent Sturgell as the Head of HVAC, a new product vertical for the brand. With a remarkable industry track record, having spearheaded the development and launch of many successful HVAC products over the years, Sturgell will lead KOVA’s entry into the market with a new era of intelligent HVAC offerings. Under his leadership, the company will soon debut KOVA Comfort, a groundbreaking, AI-powered HVAC system that is set to revolutionize the industry. 

    “The HVAC landscape is rapidly evolving, especially in terms of data-driven efficiency, performance and comfort,” Sturgell said. “KOVA brings a unique point of view and innovative mindset to a very traditional business. I look forward to working with the talented, forward-thinking minds at KOVA to transform the HVAC industry with KOVA Comfort.” 

    Sturgell sees great opportunity in creating a new category of KOVA products that provide superior comfort and wellness to consumers based on their preferences and tendencies. 

    Sturgell has traveled extensively around the world, accumulating over 37 years of HVAC industry experience. He is reported to have valuable
    knowledge on how different countries employ technology to condition their built environment. With a passion for building teams and empowering people to perform at their best, Sturgell sees great opportunity in creating a new category of KOVA products that provide superior comfort and wellness to consumers based on their preferences and tendencies. Sturgell maintains a people-first leadership style and a commitment to developing workplace cultures that support and uplift every team member.

    “Brent embraces the need for a diverse and in-depth orchestration of the many, complex factors that influence design, engineering and manufacturing of HVAC products,” says KOVA president Trevor Schick. “With his extensive experience cultivating dynamic teams and commercializing HVAC products, Brent is an ideal fit for the KOVA team as we introduce this groundbreaking innovation to the industry.”

    Dubbing his entry into the HVAC industry a “fortunate accident,” Sturgell previously served as Vice President of New Product Development at Aspen Manufacturing and as vce president of engineering and new product development at First Co & AE Air. He is also a long-time member of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), and American Society of Gas Engineers (C.G.E.).