Conservation…It’s a Way of Life

Conservation Mechanical Systems, Inc. represents manufacturers across the U.S. and Canada. Our founding father, Mike Scofield (Distinguished 50-Year ASHRAE Fellow) started CMS in 1976 selling fans, coils and air handlers. In 2009, Tom Weaver and Michelle Whitsitt came together to incorporate CMSI adding lines of equipment that work together for more efficient systems. Doug Herbert joined in 2010 and the three became partners. 

We have progressed from renting a one-room office to purchasing our own office building in Hercules, California. CMSI has grown to ten employees to better serve our customers. Our team consists of both professional engineers and mechanical engineers, sales engineers with industry experience, and an excellent support staff.

With our commitment to the industry, we do the following: participate on ASHRAE boards; serve on ASHRAE technical committees; and donate to ASHRAE research, scholarships and golf tournaments. To further our support, we contribute both time and money to the Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering Department, the Water Conservation Showcase and Careers in Construction Events, plus numerous local charities. Memberships in several organizations include: BOMA, IFMA, CSHE, ASME, USGBC, SMACNA, and NCBE. We are a Certified Small Business Enterprise with the state of California (SBE ID #2000710).

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Thomas S. Weaver, P.E.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Weaver graduated in 1983 from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in California.

He began his engineering career as a field engineer on a 130 MW geothermal power plant in Northern California where he was involved in all aspects of the power plant’s mechanical systems. Tom went on to become a project manager for many large construction projects in San Francisco, supporting the HVAC systems’ installation while working for a mechanical subcontractor.

Tom became president of Conservation Mechanical Systems with Mike Scofield in 2008. He is an active member and past president of the Golden Gate ASHRAE chapter as well as a past president of the Redwood Empire Section.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
E-mail: Tom@ConservationMechSys.com

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C. Michael Scofield, P.E.
President – North Bay Office

C. Mike Scofield is a 1960 graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Business Administration. He is the author of many technical articles describing the use of indirect and direct evaporative cooling to reduce peak cooling energy demand and improve indoor air quality with 100% outdoor air systems, especially in arid Western climates.

His article entitled “Building Ventilation: A Heat Pipe Economy Cycle” won the 1987 ASHRAE Journal Best Paper Award. Mike is an active member on ASHRAE Technical Committees TC-5.7 Evaporative Cooling and TC-5.5 Heat Recovery and has presented many seminars at Society meetings on energy conservation topics.

He is president of the North Bay office in Sebastopol, California, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in both California and Colorado. He is an ASHRAE Fellow and serves on the College of Fellows Committee for Society.

Mike has been a manufacturers’ representative for the Munters-Des Champs Technology line of products for over 30 years and is considered an expert in the application of evaporative cooling.

Contact Information

Phone: 707.829.2080
E-mail: Mike@ConservationMechSys.com

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Douglas Herbert
Vice President – Outside Sales

Doug Herbert graduated in 1984 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering (EnvE). After graduating college, Doug went to work as a project manager for a large mechanical contractor in San Diego. As an integral part of the team, he was responsible for taking a project from budget estimates through delivery of a fully functioning HVAC system. His projects included high-rise office buildings, hospitals, data centers, and institutional research labs.

In 1989, Doug relocated to Northern California to start his sales career as a manufacturer’s representative helping to specify and sell a wide range of HVAC products. In 2002, he started a rep firm, EESI, and focused on selling packaged equipment and later added magnetic bearing chillers. Doug joined CMSI in 2010.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
E-mail: Doug@ConservationMechSys.com

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Michelle Whitsitt
Vice President – Inside Sales

Michelle Whitsitt is a principal of Conservation Mechanical Systems and VP of Operations and Sales. Michelle has been a manufacturer’s representative selling HVAC, industrial ventilation and, more recently, sustainable, energy-efficient equipment with a strong sales track record for more than 20 years. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University East Bay (CSUEB) and a certificate in Construction Project Management from CSUEB.

Michelle has served as president of the Redwood Empire American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers and is a long-time member of both the Golden Gate Chapter and Redwood Empire ASHRAE section. Michelle enjoys working in an industry with people who are making the world a healthier, more sustainable place for generations to come.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
Email: Michelle@ConservationMechSys.com

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William Martin
Account Manager/Sales Engineer

Billy Martin graduated in 2008 from a 3-2 dual degree program where he earned both a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA) and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University (New York). He recently passed his exam and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

Billy had internships during the summers of 2006 and 2007 with Monaco Coach Corporation, an RV manufacturer, working in the Chassis Engineering Department in Oregon. While working with Monaco, he was an assistant redline coordinator, problem solving on the production line. He also created process documentation for small parts for the chassis.

Billy was introduced to the HVAC industry in 2004 as an intern for Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers, a design engineering firm in Eugene, Oregon.

Billy played water polo all five years of college and was captain the last three years. He is a certified scuba dive master, a native of Eugene, Oregon, and now lives in Berkeley, CA.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
Email: William@ConservationMechSys.com

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Sam Ringrose
Account Manager

Sam Ringrose graduated in 2010 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. While at school, he passed the EIT exam and is planning to pursue his Professional Engineering certification once eligible.

Sam began his career in the construction industry as a project engineer for an underground and surface general contractor. He was involved in managing many large-scale jobs at various stages from bid award to close. He is excited to bring to Conservation Mechanical Systems, Inc. his project management skills along with his education in engineering.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys playing golf in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Sam is a native of Sonoma County, although he spent some of his childhood in Southern Oregon before returning to California to attend college, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
E-mail: Sam@ConservationMechSys.com

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Mindy Herbert
Marketing – Corporate Strategies

Mindy Herbert graduated in 1986 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a B.A. in Communications. She comes to CMSI with 15 years of experience working for the Clorox Company in procurement, where she was a buyer of labels, corrugated products, plastic bottles and chemicals.

She was promoted to a procurement manager and led the team working on strategic sourcing for H.R. healthcare benefits, marketing and office services. She has worked for the last several years in the industry doing inside sales support and marketing for a rep agency.

Mindy joined CMSI in March of 2011, assisting in various capacities and became marketing manager in November 2011.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
Email: Mindy@ConservationMechSys.com

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Penni Smith

Penni Smith comes to CMSI with a wealth of experience working in all aspects of finance in industries ranging from hardware, software, service and construction. She has an education from the University of California, Berkeley, and Diablo Valley College where she excelled in classes for business administration with an emphasis in finance.

Penni has a high level of understanding of accounting software programs that has enabled her to do various implementations throughout her career. Over the years she has been involved in acquisitions, mergers and public offerings.

In her spare time, she enjoys five grandchildren, gardening and baking.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
E-mail: Accounting@conservationmechsys.com

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Kimberly Schwartz
Inside Sales Coordinator

Kim Schwartz is a manufactures’ representative with over 20 years’ experience in the HVAC industry.  She supports the outside sales team in her role as inside sales coordinator. Kim approaches each project with enthusiasm and dedication, drawing on her extensive background experience to help each project run efficiently.

Kim is an avid sports fan from professional football to PONY league baseball and enjoys supporting ALL Bay Area teams by attending many local events. She loves to travel and is looking forward to booking her next trip. Kim enjoys quality time with family and socializing with friends.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
Email: Kim@ConservationMechSys.com

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Raymond Baldovino
Inside Sales Engineer

Raymond Baldovino is a recent graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. After graduating, he passed the EIT exam and is pursuing his Professional Engineering certification. While in school, he had an internship working as a project engineer at a local general contracting firm and was responsible for managing multiple renovation projects around Santa Clara County.

While attending college, Raymond joined San Jose State University’s ASHRAE student chapter and went on to become club treasurer for his fifth year. He is currently attending both Golden Gate and San Jose ASHRAE meetings as a member.

Raymond is excited to bring both his mechanical engineering education and project management experience to Conservation Mechanical Systems, Inc. Raymond is a native San Franciscan, and in his spare time Raymond enjoys fishing, biking, hiking, competitive team-based console gaming, and spending time with his family.

Contact Information

Phone: 510.741.9100
E-mail: Raymond@ConservationMechSys.com

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Ron Shepherd
Sales Engineer

Ron Shepherd comes to CMSI with 20+ years as an experienced Sales Engineer. After college, he received much of his HVAC technical and sales training while working for a major equipment distributor in Texas.

His experience ranges from managing parts operations in Houston to selling and bringing on new lines of equipment. Ron’s sales results and accolades are too many to mention here. However, as a previous boxer, he competitively led his office in sales for many years.

Ron is helping CMSI open a new South Bay area office in San Jose while developing and supporting key customers. He enjoys golfing, hiking and hanging with his dog “Cash,” like Johnny Cash.

Contact Information

Phone: 832.942.4702
E-mail: Ron@ConservationMechSys.com