Art Malenfant

Project Specialist


Education: BS in Business Analysis and Management, Bellevue University; Assoc. HVAC Service & Repair, College of DuPage
Certifications: Yaskawa E7 Installation and Startup; Honeywell Smart VFD Startup; Siemen BT300 Series Startup; Schnieder Electric AC Drive Startup; ABB ACH 550 Variable Frequency Drive Factory Startup; Solomat Indoor Air Quality Diagnostics; Universal Refrigerant License; Certified Data Center Professional; Licensed Journeyman Electrician, Nebraska; OSHA 10-Hour Safety
Professional Experience: 20+ years – Building Automation Controls; HVAC systems operations, diagnostics and repair

Career Summary

Art joined Optimized Systems in 2019 with more than 20 years of experience in building automation controls. His technical experience includes installation, configuration, maintenance and support of some of the leading brands in controls, as well as specialized roles in data center operations where he supports HVAC, electrical and UPS systems, generators and building automation systems. Art also has extensive hands-on experience in the installation, maintenance and operation of a wide variety of mechanical system components, including variable frequency drives, various controllers and meters, and smart devices. He is also versed in the installation and configuration of various PLC controls and devices utilizing HART communication protocols. In supervisory roles, Art has been responsible for numerous projects requiring coordination of mechanical controls contractors, controls designers, mechanical engineers and installation crews.


Art, a husband and father of two, really enjoys reading and fishing. Sometimes he goes fishing without any bait just so he doesn’t have to put his book down.