Aziz Jamaluddin is the Founder and CEO of Epcon Industrial Systems. As Chief engineer, he has led the design and manufacture of over 4,000 systems to-date for air pollution control, heat recovery systems, industrial ovens and furnaces, and finishing systems for the Petrochemical, Aerospace, Automotive and various other industries since 1977.
Over the years, he built the organization from a one-man company to over 100 employees, cultivating a unique company culture that embraces and encourages innovation. Aziz holds over 20 product patents utilizing advanced thermal engineering to optimize production and eliminate VOCs.
Inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Do not go where the path lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”; Aziz has always custom- engineered each unique system. Even with repeat customer and systems, no two units are ever alike. There are constantly improvements being made and no such thing as a “duplicate” for Epcon.
Aziz’s passion for innovation and solving unique challenges drives his personal endeavors as well. He is an avid traveler, having visited over 120 countries, and has an insatiable curiosity for knowledge, mastering over 8 languages. In addition he takes great pride in giving back through his philanthropic efforts. When he’s not traveling, you can usually find Aziz on the golf course or spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.
Aziz Jamaluddin founded Epcon Industrial Systems in 1977 as a one man Engineering Procurement company, at that time called Entech.
Prior to founding Epcon, he gained valuable industrial design and manufacturing experience working for General Electric and Pre Finish Metals, Montex, a subsidiary of Industrias Monterrey, S.A. (IMSA).
After starting an engineering and EPC contract for a 55-gallon steel drum manufacturing plant in Houston, Sharney Container, Aziz’s employer at the time IMSA, closed and shut its doors. Aziz, as the lead project Engineer was encouraged by the facility owner, Mr. Nathan Sharney, to set up his own company here in Houston and continue on to complete the project.
The Sharney Container project was a “shining star” success story that opened many doors for the company. Prospective customers were able to visit the operations and see the high-quality installation, allowing Epcon to secure new orders for several other manufacturing plants in Houston and across the country.
In the early years of Epcon, just about all the projects resulted in a proprietary and patentable designs. Aziz thrived on new challenges and gravitated towards building one-of-a-kind systems; always seeking “uncommon solutions for uncommon applications”.
It requires a lot of imagination, perseverance, and courage to explore new ideas and produce innovative designs and systems. The philosophy of innovation is very much part of Epcon’s culture still today. Every system is custom-designed and engineered; where no two systems are ever alike.
- Protecting the environment through technology – Business View Magazine | E-MAG
- Aziz A. Jamaluddin has been Inducted into the Marquis Who’s Who Registry – 24-7 Press Release
OSMANIA UNIVERSITY – Hyderabad, India
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
- Major in Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics and Combustion Engineering
- Honorary Doctorate from Osmania University Distinguished Alumni
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Chicago, IL
Master’s of Science, Mechanical Engineering
- Major in Automation Control Systems, Vibration Controls, Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – Madison, WI
- Ph.D. Candidate – Doctoral thesis – “Optimum Design of Shock Absorbers”
HARVARD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – Boston, MA
- Executive Education, OPM 20 (Owner / President Management Program)
EPCON INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS, LP – The Woodlands, TX
President & CEO (Current position)
MATERIAL SCIENCES CORP. – Monterrey, Mexico
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
GENERAL ELECTRIC – Bloomington, IL
Sr. Design Engineer
Registered Professional Engineer
State of Texas, State of Illinois, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Entrepreneur of The Year
2005, 2002, 1992 & 1994
Involved with several For Profit and Not for Profit endeavors, both past and present.