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Meet The Executives

Peter Pao

President

Peter Pao has tremendous hands-on experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing food freezing equipment. Prior to founding AEI, he had worked with several refrigeration industry leaders that allowed him to hone his technical skills. Under his leadership for more than 30 years, AEI has earned its prominent spotlight in the industry with almost 400 installations spanning 20 countries over 5 continents.

Peter is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Texas and Washington, USA, since 1978. He has also been licensed in Environment Canada for refrigeration applications.
In the community, Peter is a generous philanthropist. He has given to many local charities and been awarded the local Red Cross Honorable Steadfast Supporter award.

 

Richard Pao

Vice President

Richard Pao’s engineering background ranges from aerospace to manufacturing. During his tenure at AEI, he has worn many hats, starting out as a drafter and purchaser, and working in customer service. He then rose through the ranks in project management, shop tracking systems, application specialization, PLC programming, office administration, and sales. Being trained across the board has helped him acquire many skills and accomplishments throughout his career. His well-rounded experience is contributing to the growth and success of AEI in the global market.

Richard earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Other skills Richard has developed are turbomachinery development, ACM reliability testing, and flight analysis at Honeywell Aerospace.

Paul Osterstrom

VP Sales and Marketing

Paul Osterstrom has over 30 years of experience working in the industrial freezer industry in Canada and the US. Previously, Paul teamed up with Lars Johansson, a veteran of the industry, and started the AeroFreeze office in the US. They introduced the spiral product line in addition to the tunnel line, which grew worldwide and resulted in immense growth for the organization as a whole.