PO Box 1056 (28053) •
1119 Jenkins Road (28052) •
Gastonia, NC

  • 704-853-3114
  • 704-853-3115


Ken Pruitt, President

Ken’s career began in 1977 working for a textile HVAC firm installing duct work in textiles mills throughout the southeast. From 1979 to 1985, he worked for Brent Aire servicing large tonnage chillers, cooling towers, air washers & pumps. From 1985 to 1989, he worked for Chiller Services doing the same. In February of 1989, he started Digitrol, Incorporated. Ken is a licensed mechanical contractor with a H1 and H2 License in NC and a Mechanical License in SC. He has 40 years of experience in the Industrial and Commercial HVAC Market.

Tony Seay, Vice-President

Tony’s career in the HVAC business began in the mid 70’s in the Textile Industry working for Burlington Industries HVAC maintenance team. He serviced and maintained all phases of plant conditions specializing in Chillers, Air Washers, Cooling Towers and Controls. He attended NC Vocational Textile Training School in Belmont, NC specializing in industrial maintenance. In the late 70’s to early 80’s, he worked in the public schools sector in the HVAC service department while attending Gaston College HVAC program. He left the public schools for a career in heavy refrigeration service specializing in the Ammonia Refrigeration Industry. His next step was Chiller Services Inc. in Charlotte NC where he spent the next 12 years in the service industry. He received his unlimited Contractors License in Refrigeration/HVAC in 1989. He joined Digitrol in 1992 to further his career in the industry. He became a partner/co-owner in the company in 1993 continuing to work the service side of the business as Service Manager. He brings 42 plus years of service experience to the table and looks forward to future success of the company in the industry.

Trey Pruitt, Chief Operating Officer

Trey began his journey at Digitrol in 1996 working during the summer while in high school. After graduation from high school in 1998 Trey attended Appalachian State University and graduated in 2002 with a B.S. in Construction Technology. Upon graduation, he began working full time at Digitrol and attended HVAC classes at Gaston College where he received his degree in HVAC in 2003. Trey went on to earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from UNCC graduating in 2008. He also holds his NC State License in HVAC. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2021 and now oversees the operations of the company.

David McDaniel, Chief Financial Officer

David’s career in the HVAC business began in 1985 as a Residential and Light Commercial HVAC Installer and Service Technician. He then spent ten years in the manufacturing sector with experience that ranged from the fabrication/testing of chillers and process cooling systems, to engineering then finally sales and sales management. His next step was with a manufacturer’s representative for twenty years with the last nine years in the role of Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He joined the Digitrol team as the Vice President of Sales in 2017 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2021, although he is still actively involved with Sales and Project Management. His 35 plus years of experience in the HVAC and Industrial Process markets should be very valuable to our future success.