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Our Team

Kevin Merritt

Kevin Merritt


Kevin is the visionary founder and President of SRP Group – the parent company of IR Energy. Superior Radiant Products Group is recognized as an industry leader in infrared technology and design. In 1999, Kevin introduced IR Energy to the marketplace in an effort to support specialty markets with a superior offering. As a leader, Kevin’s discipline and business acumen has created a legacy of integrity, innovation and sustained growth. IR Energy was founded on the guiding principle of solution-based service and Kevin’s attention to detail has ensured that IR Energy is positioned to dominate the outdoor heating market. Kevin currently stands as the Chairman of the Infrared Heaters Certification Task Force, Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) in the U.S.A. and is an active TEC Canada member.

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Joe Mannella

Business Development

Joe Mannella has joined our team as the Business Development Manager. His career in hospitality, gaming and restaurants brings a touch of hospitality and a flare to identify customer solutions, provide exceptional customer service, and provide a positive and welcoming environment for all his clients. His expertise in understanding the business needs, growth and comfort will secure all your outdoor heating requirements. His extensive expertise in leading sales and business development operations, including strategic planning, market research and analysis, and client acquisition initiatives to build and maintain long-term partnerships.

Selva Kumar

Selva Kumar

Plant Manager

Selva Kumar oversees all day-to-day operations of the production facility, ensuring efficient workflows, quality control, and continuous process improvements. Selva's strong technical expertise, coupled with his exceptional leadership and problem-solving skills, enable him to drive the plant's productivity, cost-effectiveness, and on-time delivery of high-quality infrared heating heaters to our customers.


Christian Maximi

Digital Marketing Specialist

Christian is a highly skilled and data-driven marketing professional with over 6 years of experience. He excels in creating successful marketing campaigns and specializes in digital marketing strategies, website and landing page optimization, design, development, and administration. With expertise in SEO, Google Ads, and Analytics, Christian is adept at generating insightful monthly reports and leveraging data to identify new opportunities. His contributions have been instrumental in establishing IR Energy as a prominent player in the specialty heat market. Christian's unwavering passion and commitment to excellence are consistently reflected in his actions.