Fire Protection Systems Corrosion Management, Inc. (“fpsCMI”) was incorporated in St. Louis, Missouri in January 2003. In the beginning, we were a group of design-firm engineers that saw a big problem. A large retail client needed help fighting corrosion—and no one could provide a proven solution.

Five years of rigorous design and engineering later, we launched our own suite of corrosion management products. But it wasn’t enough to simply treat the symptoms. We began to hunt down the root cause of corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. The answer: oxygen. In response, we developed a patented process that would eliminate oxygen by inerting systems with nitrogen gas.

Then, in March of 2013, the management team of fpsCMI worked with a group of private investors to acquire the company from the initial group of shareholders. Drawing on the extensive engineering experience of the team, the newly formed company called itself Engineered Corrosion Solutions (ECS). Today, we continue to work tirelessly to provide the best solutions to your fire sprinkler corrosion problems.


Jeff Kochelek



Adam Hilton

Vice President of Operations


Lucas Kirn

Market Development Manager


Geert Van Moorsel

Technical Services Manager


Andrew Loeffelman

Product Manager


Jim Rueschhoff

Senior Project Engineer


Bill Aaron

Senior Project Engineer


Jennifer Combs

Marketing Manager


Tim Adams

Project Engineer


Austin Andrews

Project Engineer


Ivonne Artica

Client Services Manager


Rick McKinley

Production Operations Manager


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