Our Team

Kevin Merritt

Owner/President

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.

Justin Merritt

Business Development Manager

Beyond IR Energy’s core values of quality, integrity and innovation, Justin develops strong strategic partnerships that focus on delivering unsurpassed client-focused solutions that elevate the guest experience. Throughout his tenure, Justin has never been satisfied with simply getting the job done. As part of a family business, Justin has built a reputation for strengthening client relationships by sharing innovative business strategies that have an impact. His optimism for the future is bolstered by his ability to consistently bring new and innovative products to market.

Andrew Merritt

Business Development Manager

Andrew is exceptional in his drive to bring energy and creativity to every project he manages. He has played an integral role in some of the biggest initiatives that IR Energy has accomplished. From product launches to infrastructure upgrades, Andrew has proven to be an accomplished project manager and an invaluable reason IR Energy is a major player in the specialty heat market. His passion and commitment to excellence are always proven through his actions – His dedication is always to his clients.

Gary Dummer

National Sales Manager Canada

As Regional Sales Manager, Gary provides sales and design support to end-users and distributors of all the SRP Group of Companies product lines. He manages distributor relationships and provides design support within his territory. Gary has spent his career in infrared heating sales for the commercial, residential, industrial, municipal, HVAC, and agricultural markets.

Rob Collins

Production Manager

Rob brings unparalleled experience and understanding of infrared equipment to IR Energy. His hands-on- approach and laser focus on solutions make him a perfect fit for IR Energy's Luxury product line. His many accomplishments have positioned IR Energy as an innovative category leader. Rob's leadership and support are a key reason IR Energy is positioned for expansion and growth.

Christian Maximi

Digital Marketing Specialist

Christian is a data-driven marketing professional, exceptional in his drive to create successful marketing campaigns with 5+ years of experience specializing in digital marketing strategies as well as website & landing page optimization, design, development, and administration. Experienced in SEO, Google Ads & Analytics, creating monthly reports and analyzing data to identify new or missed opportunities. Christian has proven to be an accomplished marketing professional and an invaluable reason IR Energy is a major player in the specialty heat market. His passion and commitment to excellence are always proven through his actions.