KOVA Welcomes Brent Sturgell as Head of HVAC Business

A Prolific Innovator, and Industry Expert, Sturgell Leads KOVA into a New Generation of Intelligent HVAC Offerings

Brent Sturgell

KOVA, a leader in building material solutions, welcomes Brent Sturgell as the Head of HVAC, a new product vertical for the brand. With a remarkable industry track record, having spearheaded the development and launch of many successful HVAC products over the years, Sturgell will lead KOVA’s entry into the market with a new era of intelligent HVAC offerings. Under his leadership, the company will soon debut KOVA Comfort, a groundbreaking, AI-powered HVAC system that is set to revolutionize the industry.

“The HVAC landscape is rapidly evolving, especially in terms of data-driven efficiency, performance and comfort,” says Sturgell. “KOVA brings a unique point of view and innovative mindset to a very traditional business. I look forward to working with the talented, forward-thinking minds at KOVA to transform the HVAC industry with KOVA Comfort.”

Having traveled extensively worldwide, accumulating over 37 years of experience in the business, Sturgell has valuable knowledge on how different countries employ technology to condition their built environment. With a passion for building teams and empowering people to perform at their best, he sees great opportunity in creating a new category of KOVA products that provide superior comfort and wellness to consumers based on their preferences and tendencies. Sturgell maintains a people-first leadership style and a commitment to developing workplace cultures that support and uplift every team member.

“Brent embraces the need for a diverse and in-depth orchestration of the many, complex factors that influence design, engineering and manufacturing of HVAC products,” says KOVA President, Trevor Schick. “With his extensive experience cultivating dynamic teams and commercializing HVAC products, Brent is an ideal fit for the KOVA team as we introduce this groundbreaking innovation to the industry.”

Dubbing his entry into the HVAC industry a “fortunate accident,” Sturgell previously served as Vice President of New Product Development at Aspen Manufacturing and as Vice President of Engineering & New Product Development at First Co & AE Air. He is also a long-time member of The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), and American Society of Gas Engineers (C.G.E.).

Sturgell earned his Bachelor of Science in HVACR Engineering from Ferris State University. He then went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. A visionary with an open mind to the future of AI and technology, Sturgell will lead and support the KOVA team in their pursuit of a better built environment—starting with the launch of the innovative KOVA Comfort HVAC System in the fall of this year.


KOVA is a leader in integrated, whole-project building material solutions, from faucets and flexible interior wall systems to facades, all designed to provide high-quality products at an exceptional value from one reliable supply chain partner. Serving all project types from single and multi-family residential to retail, hospitality, and commercial, KOVA works with clients to create healthier, beautiful, more sustainable spaces. KOVA’s cross-category offering prioritizes value and performance with products that range from the building envelope, such as impact glazing and expansive window walls, to the smallest interior details, including elegant faucets and bath accessories. Through three distinct product categories, Construct, Connect, and Components, KOVA provides an extensive selection of high-performance solutions that inspire bigger ideas for a better world. Derived from the prefix “co-,” meaning “together,” and the word “va” from the Latin root meaning “go,” KOVA’s company leadership believes that the building process is about moving forward together to build better projects and a better future. KOVA’s multidisciplinary team of pragmatic innovators continue to develop products that positively impact project outcomes, end users, and the planet at-large. For more information about KOVA, please visit kovaproducts.com.