January 15, 2008 — KWJ Engineering Inc., a Newark, Calif., manufacturer of MEMS and nanotechnology based gas sensing instruments., has acquired Eco Sensors Inc., of Santa Fe, N.M.
Eco Sensors will become a division of KWJ Engineering, keeping the Eco Sensors name, logo, products and distributors. Larry Kilham, owner and president of Eco Sensors, will become a board member and consultant to KWJ Engineering. The Eco Sensors division will be headed by Ed Tomingas who has been its general manager and will remain in Santa Fe.
KWJ Engineering designs and manufactures a broad range of gas sensing instruments. While KWJ builds on traditional technology, new products use state-of-the-art designs with patented MEMS and nanotechnology for sensors to achieve high performance gas detection systems. KWJ’s assets now include a portfolio of more than 25 gas sensor and instrumentation patents resulting from the 2007 merger with Transducer Technology Inc.
KWJ Engineering was started in 1993 by Ken Johnson, a CalTech engineer who is a pioneer in gas detection instrumentation. Ken founded GasTech, now part of ThermoFisher, before he started KWJ, where he remains as chairman. Joe Stetter, an internationally recognized expert in gas sensor and MEMS technology, is president of KWJ Engineering.