Caloris Q&A: Meet Theo Reis, Our New Senior Process Engineer

Theo started with Caloris just a few weeks ago. Get to know him below.

Caloris: How did you get involved in this field?

Theo: My degree is in heat transfer and fluid mechanics from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, so working with evaporators and dryers is a perfect fit for my skill set. When I moved to the United States, I began working with solar refrigeration systems, which then led me to my career in the evaporator and dryer industry.

Theo Reis

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

Theo: I get a lot of personal satisfaction when I can help customers solve a problem they have had for a long time while also saving them energy, and improving product quality.

Caloris: What do you like most about working in Easton, Maryland? 

Theo: It is wonderful to work near the Chesapeake Bay, where I enjoy paddling my kayak, sailing, and fishing. Easton is such a quaint town. It has plenty of sophistication and good restaurants, but is also a real American small town.

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

Theo: I love being outdoors. I like to hike, bike, kayak, fish, and sail, but nothing beats a long walk in the woods with my yellow lab, Charlie.

Caloris: What’s your favorite cheese?

Theo: Swedes love cheese and I am no exception. In fact, I love cheese more than most Swedes. There are a lot of good cheeses, but it is most important that they are eaten at their peak ripeness. If I had to name my favorite cheese it would probably be gorgonzola picante paired with a nice red wine.

Caloris: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Theo: My favorite ice cream flavor is red bean and rice when it is served in Vietnam.

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

Theo: I met my wife 29 years ago when we were both on a trip climbing the volcano, Agua, outside of Antigua, Guatemala. She is the reason I left Sweden and came to America. We now have two daughters.


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.