Who are we?

ATEC/Indirex is a Colorado based company specializing in Evaporative Cooling Products. We are a wholesale distributor of Evaporative cooling media and information. We are here to offer you the best in evaporative cooling and help you have a cool day. We offer faster lead times, custom cutting and fitting, and the best in customer service.

ATEC/Indirex was started in 1998 by Karl Egbert and his wife Cynthia. They started ATEC in the living room of their small mountain home along with their four kids. Here we are more than 20 years later and the family has grown to include many wonderful ATEC family members. Together we have grown and continue to grow as the industry grows. 

With our title wholesaler comes the title of knowledge and experience. Collectively at ATEC we have more than 50 years of knowledge and experience within the evaporative cooling industry. 

Beyond our love for cooling is our love for the community, we have always been involved in community work and giving back. Click below to see how we have cooler and cared for the past 20 years....

Meet the Family


Founder & CEO &  

Head Engineer 

Karl Egbert grew up in Wheat Ridge, CO. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines. He loves baseball and cartooning. He always dreamed of starting my own business to provide for my family. ATEC has been a dream come true, in more ways than one. Karl is grateful for all the great people he has met in this industry! Karl has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. Click to learn more about how he is doing and more about our founder.



I have been with the ATEC family since 2011 after graduating Sterling College in 2010. I love working for a small, close knit business with great customers! I am excited for what the future holds for this amazing team! 


VP of Production

I have been with ATEC since 2013. I moved to Colorado from Logan, UT where I went to Utah State University. I enjoy all things flying, watching sports, and working outdoors.


Financial Controller

I have been working with ATEC for 3 years. I am originally from Illinois and have been living in Colorado for 14 years now.  I enjoy hiking, reading and spending time with my family.  


Marketing Director

I grew up a part of the ATEC family and I love being back in Colorado and back at with my ATEC family. I have spent the last few years working in the education system and working and interning  in education at Walt Disney World and SeaWorld. I love cattle, critters, family, and of course Disney.


Assistant to Operations

If there was anyone made up of dinosaurs, Star Wars, and music it would be me. I am married to the beautiful Michayla whose parents started ATEC we enjoy. I was born and raised in Colorado and have 5 siblings.