Message from the Managing Directors
“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” - Albert Einstein
At first glance Einstein’s quote is a little confusing and appears to be contradictory. Common sense would seem to indicate that hope would lie in an idea that was grounded in conventional thinking. Certainly you would expect to get support for such an idea.
Given further thought to Einstein’s quote, it reveals the essence of all great advancement we know of. For those of us old enough to remember, the 60’s and 70’s were dominated by large main frame computers. This was the staple of business during that time. Rooms were dedicated to these tape to tape behemoths. An entrepreneur approached one of the major players in the main frame computer market with an absurd idea for a personal computer. The very idea of a computer on every person’s desk literally brought laughter from the entrepreneur's audience. Undeterred, Steve Jobs took his idea and created a small personal computing company called Apple.
Halton has come up with a few absurd ideas of its own during the course of the company’s history. Capture Jet, exhaust duct balancing dampers and heat load based design software come to mind. We are introducing the next big thing in commercial kitchen ventilation at NAFEM. Total Kitchen HVAC. This total integrated design solution will allow for the optimization of comfort and energy use in the kitchen. Hear the whole story at NAFEM at booth 7423.
Sounds absurd? We hope so.
Rich Catan & Phil Meredith
Halton Canada | Halton Company, USA