Caloris Q&A: Meet Lee Telin, Sales & Service Manager—Membrane Systems

Lee Telin joined Caloris earlier this year as our Sales & Service Manager—Membrane Systems. Get to know him here.

Caloris: How did you get involved in your field?

Lee: I was hurt in an industrial accident and went back to school for a technical degree. My first job was with a small filtration company, then on to an international equipment firm, which kept me in this industry for over 35 years.

Lee Telin

Caloris: What do you enjoy most about working with customers?

Lee: I like the interaction with people and to be able to work together on projects and/or to solve problems together.

Caloris: You are based in Wisconsin. What do you like most about living/working there? 

Lee: I grew up on a small dairy farm and it taught me a lot about work ethics. Being a farmer is a round-the-clock job. Cows do not take the weekends or holidays off!

Caloris: What are your hobbies? Anything else fun you’d like to share?

Lee: Believe it or not I enjoy gardening, flowers, shrubs, vegetables. I also enjoy golf, but don’t play as much as I would like.

Caloris: What’s your favorite cheese?

Lee: Blue cheese or a Stilton blue and cheddar cheese

Caloris: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Lee: Just plain old vanilla. I buy it from a small ice cream factory in my area. No low fat ice cream for me.

Caloris: Anything else you’d like to share about yourself?

Lee: I was at point in my career when I could have just retired, but I missed the interaction with people and working with them and helping them.

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About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.