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Repair & Rebuild

All minor and major repairs for any decanter centrifuge to keep your machine in top condition, plus full-machine and rotating assembly rebuilds and balancing. We aim to keep your downtime to a minimum by offering everything you need in one place.

Rental

A fleet of turn-key decanter centrifuge systems ready to ship to you for your next project. Skid-mounted with everything you need to be operational and optimized as quickly as possible. We strive for quick deployment while offering custom options to fit your specific application.

Service

On-site field services and over-the-phone assistance for maintenance, optimization and general tune-up. We offer service for all OEM's: Alfa Laval-Sharples, Andritz-Bird-Humboldt, Centrisys, Flottweg, Haus, Hiller- Ferrum, Pieralisi, and GEA Westfalia.

Our story

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CentriTEK is a experienced and nimble team of industrial centrifuge specialists serving municipal water & wastewater,  food & beverage, oil & gas,  rendering and the pulp and paper industries.

Recognizing a deficit in the quality of service and support offered by many centrifuge OEM’s, the CentriTEK vision was kick-started in 1999. In 2012, CentriTEK launched a full-fledged repair shop on a mission to build a quality centrifuge repair business  while delivering consistent high-level personalized customer service. 

Today, as CentriTEK grows and expands its presence across the U.S. and serves more applications and industries than ever, the No. 1 priority remains unchanged:  to treat every customer like a friend, never like a number. 

Our Mission

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Our mission is to be a trusted partner known for much more than our centrifuge expertise.

We aim to make honesty and transparency the foundation of the entire customer experience, to deliver solid value with nothing to hide.

We believe in building lasting relationships, because we are in in for the long game.

What We Believe

Integrity First

Be Honest

Communicate Clearly

Every Task is Important; Deliver Quality No Matter Your Role

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Meet Our Team

Chris Gatewood

President

It has been said that Chris eats, sleeps and dreams centrifuges. With over 27 years of experience ranging from hands-on repair, maintenance and operations to aftermarket sales and capital business development, Chris has a well-rounded understanding of the needs of centrifuge owners & operators across a host of applications and industries.

Recognizing a deficit in the quality of service and support offered by many OEM’s, Chris launched CentriTEK in 1999. In 2000, he was presented with an opportunity to help a small, upcoming US-based manufacturer grow from the ground-up, and spent the next 12 years dedicated to growing the business into one of the top global decanter suppliers. In 2012, Chris switched gears and decided to go all-in with CentriTEK with the mission to build a quality centrifuge service business who could provide high-level personalized service.  His vision was to cultivate an expert team founded on the idea that honesty and integrity were routine, not an exception.

Chris’ vision, hard work, and tenacity have proven invaluable as he has successfully serviced  centrifuges all over North America. If you ask his customers, they will tell you that working with Chris is more like a partnership than a traditional customer-vendor relationship, and the process is more of an experience rather than a buying transaction.

Chris earned his Business Administration degree from California Maritime Academy. He proactively seeks out life balance with a “work-hard/play-hard” mentality and can often be found playing in the wind and water during his lunch break or on his time off with his family.

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Nick Crandell

Rocky Mountain Regional Manager

Although Nick Crandell is often noticed because of his towering stature, he is most often remembered for his well-rounded knowledge base ranging from mechanical to process and controls. Combined with an impressive array of centrifuge experience in field service, operations management and business development, Nick is a real source of expertise for CentriTEK.

As a 6th generation Colorado native, Nick understands the intricacies of the  Rocky Mountain Region and is not afraid to get his hands dirty while standing side-by-side in the trenches with his customers.

Nick is a Navy veteran and holds a B.S. in Business from Kaplan University. On the weekends you will likely find him on an outdoor adventure somewhere rafting on a river or riding his motorcycle with his lovely wife. 

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