Henry Kemp

Training Scholarships

In Memory of Henry Kemp

Henry had a long and distinguished career in the compressed air industry. He served as Area and National Sales Manager with Ingersoll-Rand from 1957-1993. He relocated to St. Petersburg and founded his own compressed air systems consulting firm, Strategic Air Concepts in 1995. In 1997, Henry became involved with the founding of the Compressed Air Challengeā„¢. Henry had an important role in shaping the curriculum as a member of the Training Core Group, as a participant in the Project Development Committee, and as one of the first group of instructors for both the Fundamentals and Advanced Management training seminars. In particular, Henry felt strongly about maintaining product-neutrality in CAC training and materials. Henry was especially committed to encouraging more widespread availability of the Fundamentals training and remained a very active CAC instructor throughout the remainder of his career.

Henry was much admired for his kindness and joie de vivre - bringing a caring and positive attitude to everything that he did. He was an avid and highly skilled sailor, with a 25-ton Coast Guard Master and Navigators license for motor, steam and auxiliary sail powered vessels that was upgraded in 1992 to 100 gross tons. He owned and sailed a 33' Heritage West Indies sailboat, participated in a number of sailing events, and regularly reminded those still living in the Northeast what they were missing during the winter months.

May the wind always be at your back, Henry - here's looking at ya, kid!

From your friends and colleagues of the Compressed Air Challenge:

  • 27 CAC Instructors
  • 9 members of the Project Development Committee
  • 17 members of the Board of Directors
  • Executive Director and Training Coordinator

You helped us build it and we're going to miss you.

Those within the CAC may see more memorials in the Sponsors area.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact Tracey Kohler, CAC Executive Director at tkohler@compressedairchallenge.org.