Meet our Team

Building Controls & Solutions is the pre-eminent provider of energy management, building controls, automation and gas detection solutions for the Commercial HVAC community, including distribution of products, in-market value added services, and ‘smart’ path towards IoT & the Cloud

Building Solutions Division

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Eric Chernik

Chief Executive Officer

Eric Chernik has led the Building Solutions organization which provides commercial HVAC controls and automation, as well as INTEC Controls since June 2019.  Previously, he led distribution and B2B branches at Lennox, FleetPride, and Grainger.  He supports Relevant Solutions with strong sales, marketing, customer service, and strategy experiences.  His commercialization strategies often include geographic market expansion, product or service expansion and channel/customer expansion.  Eric completed his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth and has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University.


Christopher Wenaas

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Wenaas is responsible for finance and support functions of the organization.  He brings a deep operational understanding of finance and accounting.  Throughout his career, Christopher has helped operational leaders understand the financial impact of their actions, and enabled them to make well informed, profitable decisions.  In prior distribution and HVAC (Lennox & Service Experts) industry roles, Christopher focused on growth strategies while building efficient support organizations.  Christopher earned engineering degrees from Purdue University and Texas A&M before earning an MBA from the University of North Texas.



Director Strategy & Business Development

Rick Jones has been in the Building Controls Industry since 1974.  He was the President of Applied Automation, Inc. in Salt Lake City until the company was purchased by Wilson Mohr in 2006 that company is now part of Relevant Solutions having been acquired in 2011.  He is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and marketing.  Rick has been involved with all aspects of the distribution process from sales to technical support including system design and programming.  Rick is certified in all aspects of Niagara r2, Ax and N4 along with Honeywell BMS, Alerton, EasyIO and others.  Rick prides himself on being a source of solutions rather than just components seller.


Bob Barnebey

Regional Director, Supplier Management and Central Region (Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico & Oklahoma)

Bob has been President of Amcon Controls since 2002.  While he likes to consider his role primarily technical, there are many business management and sales duties that consume his time.  Bob has worked in wholesale distribution and contracting since 1984 and has experience designing and fabricating control panels for various applications.  He also oversees the AutoCAD and technical sales areas of the San Antonio branch. He is an active member of Controls Group North America (CGNA), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and the San Antonio Building Engineers (SAABE). Bob earned an Associate Degree in Microcomputers for Business from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.  His certifications include: Johnson Controls Legacy N2, Facility Explorer FX, Honeywell LCBS, WEBS AX, and Tridium Niagara AX Controls.


Kelsey Le

Regional Director Mountain
(Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado)

Kelsey Le has served as Regional Director of Building Solutions since June of 2019, leading the Utah sales and operations group. She began her career in the Building Automation business in 2000 with Applied Automation, they were acquired by Wilson Mohr which is now part of the Relevant Solutions platform. She has excelled during her time with the company while focusing on operational excellence, customer service and sales support.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah.


Mike Adelman

General Manager, INTEC Controls

Mike Adelman has been the General Manager for INTEC Controls since 2010.  Mike has over 34 years of experience in measurement and control applications including leadership positions in the building automation, industrial controls and test & measurement industries.  Mike is a member of the Certification and Sustainable Technology committees of the USGBCI’s Green Parking Council.  He holds a degree in Operations Research from the University of California at San Diego.