Andy founded Apeks Supercritical in 2001 while serving as the Director of Welding and Testing Labs for Edison Welding Institute (EWI), developers of manufacturing technologies. He first learned about mechanical operations and principles during his six years in the Navy operating nuclear submarine reactors. He is a two-time Navy Achievement Medal recipient. Andy is the inventor of five patents, including the Valveless Expansion Technology featured on all Apeks CO2 extraction systems. He received his bachelor’s and master’s of science degree in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University. As an engineer and skilled fabricator with well-rounded experience in engineering and operations management, Andy is a “working CEO.” He spends hands-on time on the manufacturing plant floor alongside other engineers/fabricators and welding technicians helping them to perfect their craft.