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It's About Money,
Not Air

Compressed Air Consultants, Inc are independent experts at compressed air system improvements.  Rather than solve problems by selling compressors, we do root cause analysis in demand, distribution and supply that usually results in better air pressure stability and air quality while also turning compressors off.  We are recognized by several organizations as best in class.  That's easy to say, and we'd be enthused to prove it to you. 



Clear Solutions, No Strings Attached

Experience Uncompromised Excellence: Independent audits for unbiased insights, tailored solutions, and maximum efficiency.
Objective Recommendations

As independent experts, we ensure that our recommendations are free from manufacturer influence and are based solely on what's best for your system. This objectivity allows us to focus on optimizing your compressed air system performance, ensuring that you receive accurate and effective advice.

In-Depth Analysis

Our comprehensive approach involves examining every


aspect of your compressed air system, including demand, distribution, and supply. By conducting an in-depth analysis, we identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement, resulting in a complete understanding of your system and its performance.

Tailor-Made Designs

We recognize that every compressed air system is unique, which is why we tailor our solutions to your specific needs and requirements. Our customized recommendations are designed to optimize your system, maximize efficiency, and ultimately improve your bottom line.

Significant Cost Savings

Our independent audits are designed to optimize your compressed air system, resulting in significant cost savings on energy consumption, maintenance, and equipment. By identifying inefficiencies and implementing improvements, we help you achieve long-term financial benefits.

Accountability and Transparency

As independent consultants, our primary responsibility is to you, our client. We are committed to providing clear, transparent reporting and maintaining open communication throughout the auditing process. Our

team is always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and ensure you understand the reasoning behind our recommendations.

Unlock Unbiased Optimization: Discover the advantages of independent, comprehensive air system assessments that prioritize your unique needs, driving efficiency and performance improvements.
Are you ready to unlock the benefits of an independent compressed air audit? Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with our expert compressed air consultants.


Desk Assessment 

This is usually a free service and it determines whether there is an opportunity to successfully complete a project that meets the client’s needs.


The audit is where the project is created at a conceptual level. During the audit we dive deep into the supply and demand side of your compressed air system.


Detailed Design is when we turn the conceptual ideas in the audit into precise and specific instructions and specifications for the trades and the OEMs who will support the project.


CAC will do any part of the project that the client doesn’t have the interest, capabilities, time, or resources to do themselves.

Sustaining Services


CAC offers a complete line of customizable post project actions which are designed to keep the hard-earned savings that the project help the company realize

Additional Services

It's Important for every compressed air system to have a quality leak study program. CAC can perform a one time leak study or establish a program

Countres We've Oprated In

Countries We've Operated In

About CAC


Compressed Air Consultants (CAC) was founded in 1994 as a part time business serving the needs of customers in South Florida.  In 2003, it became a full blown business when Paul Edwards left Ingersoll Rand and joined forces with Mike Lenti.  Both principals of the company have unique backgrounds which combine to give a unique understanding on the process of air system improvements.

​Paul Edwards started with Ingersoll Rand in 1982 and held several positions primarily in the field until 1997.  In 1997, he was brought to the headquarters to act as Ingersoll Rand’s rotary screw product manager which eventually morphed into being the global product manager for rotary screws.  In 1999, Ingersoll promoted him to the North American marketing manager.  In 2001 he was again promoted and became one of two individuals responsible for starting up Ingersoll Rand’s fledgling audit business when IR bought Plant Air Technologies.  That audit business actually meant that overnight, Ingersoll Rand became the largest audit organization in North America with roughly 40 auditors.  On the particularly difficult jobs, Ingersoll was forced to farm out some of the work as their crop of high skill auditors was limited.  It was then that Paul came to the conclusion that Mike was one of the most talented auditors in the country.  So when he departed Ingersoll Rand to start up an independent audit company, he immediately went to Mike and started working together.


Paul Edwards



Michael Lenti


Mike Lenti started with Spring Industries as an electrical engineer and quickly rose to be the Director of Energy with responsibility for over 50,000 hp of compressors including centrifugal, dry screw and rotary screw.  Energy was a major component of the cost of textiles and compressed air was a major component of the energy cost.  Hence, it became clear to Mike that understanding compressed air was critical to reducing the operating cost for his company.  And master it he did.  Mike learned quite a bit from the manufacturers and even challenged some of the existing dogma of the day with regards to compressed air in textiles.  He learned so much about air that he eventually was hired by Duke Energy/Duke Solutions as a compressed air auditor.  There he audited compressed air systems primarily in the US for cost reductions with a special focus on energy. 

The value in this partnership, as in any partnership, is that the two partners complement each other.  Mike has a profound knowledge base on the technical side, the utility side and how

projects happen.  Paul has a deep and wide understanding of how the compressor business technically but also how the compressor companies think and operate.  The combination of their backgrounds means that they know how to create projects with the highest ROI by reducing cost at minimal capital with much of the capital reduction related to either designing new equipment out of the design and creating dogfights between manufacturers for whatever equipment is required.​

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417 East Blvd, STE 204 Charlotte, NC 28203

Tel:  704-376-2600
Fax:  704-376-2022

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