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 Challenge™. 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
May the wind always be at your back, Henry - here's looking at ya,
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.
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