Meet the team - Keilly Witman

Keilly Witman 202-817-4430

Keilly Witman is the Department Lead of the Refrigerant Management Solutions Group at DC Engineering. She works to help refrigerant end-users transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, implement best practices to reduce refrigerant emissions across their facilities, and comply with the increasing number of refrigerant regulations in the US.

Prior to working at DC-Engineering, she was H-E-B's Director of Refrigerant Management and Sustainability, where she created their refrigerant management program and implemented it across their H-E-B, Central Market, Mi Tienda, H-E-B Plus, and Joe V's stores.

Prior to her time at H-E-B, she owned KW Refrigerant Management Strategy, a consulting company that helped all types of refrigerant end-users understand, comply with, and plan for federal, state, and local laws and regulations and develop strategies to reduce the environmental impact of their refrigerants and HVACR equipment.

Keilly began her career at the US EPA, where she launched the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership, a first-of-its-kind partnership with retailers to transition to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants, reduce their refrigerant leaks, and save money. During her tenure the partnership grew to include over 12,000 supermarkets nationwide.

Keilly has held over 100 webinars on refrigerant management and co-authored best practice guidelines for refrigerant leak prevention and repair, installation leak tightness, and R-22 retrofits. She has written dozens of articles on current topics in refrigerant management, and developed tools to help refrigerant end-users calculate the financial and environmental impact of their refrigerant emissions. Her articles and peer-reviewed papers on supermarket refrigeration have won national and regional awards. She was named by Supermarket News as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Supermarket Industry in 2010. She is currently writing a book on refrigerant management for supermarkets.

Keilly is also the founder and Chief Governance Officer of the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council, a non-profit organization that works to remove the barriers preventing the adoption of climate-friendly natural refrigerants.

Keilly has a Law Degree and a Master's in Environmental Policy from Vermont Law School.