Our Leadership Team
At Patriot Air Systems, our company culture is professional yet personable. Disciplined, yet always open to collaboration and growth. We thrive on a carefully cultivated blend of integrity and ingenuity. And in everything we do, we focus on delivering solutions that are as safe as they are smart. We’d love for you to take a moment to meet our leadership team.
The President of Patriot Air Systems, Mike Pruner proudly claims yet another title: 20-year Veteran of the United States Navy. Mike conceived and launched Patriot Air Systems following his retirement from the Navy in 2001, and he continues to work diligently to grow the company’s already-stellar staff, services, client base, and reputation.
During his time in the Navy, Mike worked as a Chief Petty Officer and Submarine Nuclear Plant Operator. Today, he passionately applies his drive to solve problems and skill at navigating complex projects in the commercial and residential HVAC fields. Mike has also worked in the CHP/cogeneration and energy services sector. He believes that excellent communication and documentation always lead to superior, long-lasting results.
As Vice President of Patriot Air Systems, Sean Blackshear is laser-focused on growing relationships and enhancing operations practices every day, in every way. With an eye trained closely on focused growth, Sean is methodically building a strong, skilled team of managers, technicians, commercial installers, and administrators to power the next generation.
Sean came to Patriot Air Systems in 2021 after four years as a Senior Project Manager at West Coast Air Conditioning in Oxnard and 11 years as Project Manager and Project Foreman at Anderson Systems in Goleta. Sean has also served as President of SMWIA Local Union 273.
Chief Operations Officer
Todd Smith has proudly served as Chief Operations Officer at Patriot Air Systems since 2021. Prior to joining the Patriot team, Todd spent 26 years as Building Automation Manager at West Coast Power Solutions in Oxnard.
Jessie Harris has served as Project Manager at Patriot Air Systems since 2021. Jessie works diligently with both the Building Automation Division and HVAC Division, performing a wide range of duties. It’s not unusual for a given day to see Jessie interact with 40-50 ongoing projects—with a team of 20-plus installation professionals.
Prior to joining Patriot Air Systems, Jessie worked in a variety of leadership roles at West Coast Power Solutions, Climatec in Phoenix, AZ, and more. Jessie graduated from Westlake High School before graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration from California State University, Northridge.