Bires joined Air Innovations in 2016 as the Director of Operations with over 25 years experience in implementing best manufacturing practices within eight industries. Previously he worked for 3M Company for 15 years where he received a number of engineering awards for his technical accomplishments including the design of an oxygen sensor that is used in open-heart surgery procedures. Bires is a Lean/Six-Sigma zealot, with knowledge and experience equivalent to an advanced black belt. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester.
As Director of Operations he is responsible for all manufacturing functions, including production, scheduling, shipping, building facilities and maintenance, and safety compliance.