The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is a voluntary national trade association representing the major segments of the industrial heat processing equipment industry. Established in 1929 to meet the need for effective group action in promoting the interest of industrial furnace manufacturers. The organization has expanded and currently includes designers, manufacturers and corporate end users of all types of industrial heat processing equipment and systems.

Ben Gasbarre is the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Gasbarre Thermal Processing Systems. Ben has been involved in thermal processing equipment design and build for nearly 15 years. He received his management and economics degree from Penn State University and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

“Being a part of the associations that drive the industries we serve has always been a core value of Gasbarre and our leadership. I look forward to joining the IHEA board of directors and supporting the efforts that ultimately lead to improvements not only for member compainies, but for the end useres in our industries as well.”


With products that range from batch furnaces to continuous belt furnaces, pusher furnaces, vacuum furnaces, humpback furnaces, and much more, Gasbarre can solve any application challenge with the expertise and passion needed to drive your success.

Our equipment is designed to meet strict automotive and aerospace quality requirements including CQI-9 and AMS 2750; we are also ISO 17025 accredited.

Please give us a call if you would like to learn more about where we are going. Call (734.656.2000) or email ( [email protected] ) us today!

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