Ace Power Solutions, Inc. is a family-run, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We supply high-quality equipment to the power and process industry, typically to power plants, pulp and paper mills, petrochemical plants and general heavy industries. We also work with engineering, consulting and service companies. In combination with our suppliers, we can provide engineering and design support as well as commissioning and startup services on all equipment we sell.
Ace Rickard is a U.S. Army veteran and founder of Ace Power Solutions. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, N.C., Ace served 3 years active duty with Army Intelligence in Berlin before graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University Tennessee at Chattanooga.
For 30 years he has furnished combustion and control products to nearly every sector of industry. He began his career as a field salesman with Eclipse Combustion. He then joined Fireye Inc. as Southeast Regional Sales Manager, later heading up the company’s new Far East office in Singapore. In 1998, Ace returned to Chattanooga to become part-owner of Veenschoten, a manufacturer's rep specializing in the sale of high-quality industrial parts and applications. He founded Ace Power Solutions in 2010, where he continues to bring top-quality industrial solutions to clients across the Southeast.
NC/SC Territory Manager
Kevin Rickard oversees our Charlotte, N.C., office as well as our growing network of relationships in North and South Carolina. Kevin specializes in combustion systems, and is a factory-trained Testo service technician.
Prior to joining Ace Power Solutions, Kevin worked in outside sales for around 15 years, most recently for a telecommunications company, where he dealt with a wide range of commercial and industrial customers. His extensive sales experience and comprehensive product knowledge have made him a go-to resource for many of our customers in the Carolinas. Kevin is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
James Rickard is responsible for running and maintaining all our IT systems, including our Salesforce CRM implementation. He oversees all computer systems, and manages the day-to-day running of our main office in Chattanooga. His expertise in information systems and automation have allowed us to expand and grow our business, all while maintaining excellent relationships with our existing customers.
James served four years active duty in the United States Navy. He is a qualified chef, fluent Swedish speaker, and avid motorcyclist.
Gabriel Byrd is our certified Instrument Technician at our main office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gabriel recently joined our company, bringing with him extensive experience in computing and industrial automation. As a factory-trained service technician, Gabriel is able to repair any of the Testo 300-series analyzers, including repairs carried out under warranty on behalf of Testo.
Gabriel lives in Rocky Face, GA, and enjoys working on computers and art in his free time.
Dave Rickard is our Inside Sales representative at Ace Power Solutions. He handles customer inquiries for our various product lines and works with our customers to help provide the most effective solutions for any given application.
Prior to joining Ace Power Solutions, Dave served for four years on Active Duty in the United States Air Force as a helicopter mechanic, including a tour in Iraq. In his spare time, Dave is an avid golfer, hiker, and paddleboarder.