WMS was founded in 2007 by current owner and President, Kyle Norris. He started WMS as a local mechanical supply store in Gillette WY, offering products a residential mechanical contractor needs to complete a typical house. This platform started growing and over the course of a few years, allowed WMS to establish valuable relationships with local and regional mechanical contractors, as well as identify a demand in the mechanical market for specific products and applications.
In 2010, WMS partnered with Camfil APC to provide industrial dust collectors in Wyoming and Montana. This was a major step for the store but with proper product training, a background in Mechanical Engineering and a strong work ethic, Kyle and his team were able to start presenting a well designed product - properly applied - to different customers in need of a complete filtration solution. This led to engineering relationships, overall market exposure, and the rest is history. Today, you will find several members of the WMS team working on commercial product applications, some traveling throughout the Rocky Mountain West visiting customers, and some working at the store in Gillette. We have grown to be a lean, productive firm with a high quality team dedicated to serving our region with the best products and services we can offer.
THE WMS TEAM
Kyle has over 18 years of industry experience, as well as a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming. He has been a trusted advisor the the engineers in our area for several years, and continues to find ways to add value to the products WMS offers. Kyle enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, spending time with his family, and fishing in his free time.
Chad started for WMS in 2011, and has been an essential part of the company's growth in his tenure. He specializes in dust collection design, especially as it concerns combustible dust, NFPA compliance, and life safety. Chad has also spent significant time in the field installing HVAC systems in Wyoming. Chad enjoys fishing, spending time with his family, and golfing.
Russ began working for WMS after a long career in Welding Engineering. This background has proven valuable in helping WMS effectively communicate with and understand the needs of the engineering community. Russ has also worked in past technical sales occupations. Russ enjoys farming, exercising, and golfing in his free time.
Luke started full time after graduation from college in May 2022. He obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming, and is learning more and more each day about the HVAC industry. Luke can usually be found pulling together commercial bids, estimating house packages, or helping with store customers. Luke enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.
Emily began working for WMS in the Summer of 2022. She attended COCC for three years before transferring to OSU to further her education. Emily enjoys learning more each day about HVAC and the many benefits it has to offer our community. She is a new resident of Wyoming and grew up in Central, Oregon. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs camping, fishing, and traveling.