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Jason Sears Named President of Dri-Air Industries

Jason Sears has been named President of Dri-Air Industries, replacing Charlie Sears, Dri-Air Founder and Jason’s father, who passed away recently.

He has held positions involved in engineering new products, designing equipment for new applications, technical troubleshooting, manufacturing and customer service. Sears has been Vice President of Operations for more than five years.

In all, Sears has been employed at Dri-Air for 30 years, beginning after high school where he learned such skills as welding, electrical wiring, painting, packing and machine assembly. Sears joined Dri-Air after earning his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1992.

Remembering his father, Sears said, ”Charlie Sears was a great mentor, embracing all the good characteristics of a principled, customer service oriented, honorable person. Hard work and leading by example are valuable lessons I learned from my father. After he created a succession plan, we continued to work together very closely as Dri-Air grew and advanced its success.”

He added, “My commitment is to maintain Dri-Air at the same standards that have made it successful for 44 years, providing the best quality dryers our customers deserve. At Dri-Air, the customer always will come first.”

In his community, Sears is focused on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) movement, taking an active role in the First Robotics program at the middle and high school levels. He has sponsored the Plastics Industry’s Plasti-Van at local schools. Sears currently holds a position on the Plastics Industry Association Equipment Council and the NPE 2021 Content Committee, having participated in the NPE committee since 2015. He is also a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers.


About Dri-Air Industries

Dri-Air Industries is the leader in compressed air and desiccant drying technology. The company offers a proven, patented 4-bed desiccant dryer design for faster drying of plastic pellets with no moving parts. Applications include plastic dryers, resin blenders and material handling systems. For more information, visit