CEM System Design, Integration, Installation & Support
Analyzer & Source Testing Equipment Rentals
API & CAI Factory Authorized Warranty Center
Analyzer & Monitor Repair & Calibration
AMP-Cherokee group’s continuous goal is to provide you, our partners in the environmental field, with the most reliable and cost effective air sampling equipment solutions available in the marketplace. We strive to maintain our reputation as the premier rental, sales and service organization by furnishing only equipment that is thoroughly maintained by highly skilled technicians, supplying equipment that is current with today’s technology and placing a knowledgeable and experienced staff at your disposal.
Cherokee Instruments was founded in 1995 in order to meet the air sampling equipment needs of industrial facilities and consulting/engineering firms’ nationwide. The company began as an equipment rental solution specializing in stack sampling instruments and accessories. As we grew, additional equipment needs in similar markets were identified which included ambient air and industrial hygiene sampling devices.
The AMP-Cherokee group
Cherokee Instruments, Inc. (Cherokee) and Advanced Monitoring Professionals LLC (AMP) have unified their individual offerings through a strategic alliance. AMP-Cherokee group is a provider of CEM systems and services, source monitoring euqipment rentals and sales, and warranty/repair support for popular analyzers. The equipment employed in our fleet requires that we use highly skilled and trained technicians in order to maintain the inventory in excellent working condition. These skilled personnel have been made available to our clientele for in-house repairs and calibration services for many years. In addition, AMP-Cherokee technicians and engineers are also available to all of our clients for on-site repairs at your facility and/or to provide comprehensive preventative maintenance plans for clients that cannot afford to suspend operations due to failed air sampling equipment.
AMP-Cherokee group offers our clientele temporary solutions in the form of rental equipment and systems, as well as permanent solutions in the form of continuous emissions monitoring and ambient air quality monitoring systems. Plus, all of our equipment is backed by a support staff that is fully capable of solving problems both at our facility or yours. We are committed to earning your business.
We offer a complete range of CEM, Manual, and Ambient Sampling rental equipment. All of our equipment is less than two years old, and with our policy of rotating equipment by selling the used and replacing with new, we provide the latest technology and newest equipment possible.
Our veteran technical staff is pleased to assist you throughout all phases of your testing program, including initial instrumentation selection, telephone technical support, on-site equipment preparation and sampling assistance. We also put our outgoing equipment through a rigorous quality control check prior to shipment. Consequently, you will receive the best equipment available, and the best support at our very competitive rates.
In addition to providing our clients with an exceptional rental experience, we also offer sales and services for analyzers, equipment and accessories. AMP-Cherokee is able to provide most of the brand name items that comprise our rental fleet as sales items. Our clients benefit from the ability to evaluate instrumentation in the field via our rental division, prior to committing to the purchase of new instruments. We routinely sell used equipment from our rental fleet and provide repair services for customer-owned instruments. We also have a “Rent-to-Own” program which allows you the flexibility of applying most of your rental cost against the purchase of a unit. So the next time you need that extra piece of equipment, you want to evaluate an instrument prior to purchasing a new one, or you need an instrument repaired, call AMP-Cherokee at 800.399.4236.
As a certified factory service center for Teledyne-API and California Analytical (CAI) equipment, AMP-Cherokee performs nationwide warranty support with component maintenance, repairs, consumables, and replacement parts.
The AMP-Cherokee group Team
Mr. Stroupe joined Cherokee Instruments in 1997 with the goal of growing and diversifying the commercial activities of the company. He provides objectives and direction in order to meet the current and future goals of the company. Reggie has been associated with environmental pollution monitoring instrumentation since 1979 as a principal and CEO. The scope of his instrumentation background spans stack sampling instruments, ambient air sampling equipment and laboratory instrumentation pertaining to air and water samples.
General Manager email
Mr. Zapf joined Cherokee Instruments in 1997 as a sales and technical support representative. Prior to joining Cherokee, he worked as a project manager for two air consulting and engineering firms with primary focus on stack sampling and ambient air monitoring. Tim has been involved with air sampling since 1989 and is well versed in the EPA's reference methods and sampling techniques. Currently, Tim oversees all operational aspects of the company including sales, marketing, technical support and general management. He provides direction for continuous improvement of the company’s services and support. Tim remains as an active interface between clients and the company, and is still known to get his hands dirty when the need arises.
Vice President, Systems & Services email
Mr. Kelley is a veteran of CEM system design and manufacturing. His 20+ years of application engineering experience with URS (Oak Ridge, TN) and ESC (Knoxville, TN) was utilized to develop customers at major electric utilites and industrial sources. His company, EMT, joined Cherokee Instruments to create AMP-Cherokee in 2009. Electric power utilities and industrial sources can now form meaningful strategies for equipment procurement and service schedules from a single resource without the inefficiencies of competing vendors.
"The unique capability I see with AMP-Cherokee as a true service organization is the way we bring CEM system knowledge to the table. The limitations of independent integrators and service providers make them less effective which can be overcome by AMP-Cherokee's complete understanding of all hardware and software components. I'm excited to offer a comprehensive solution in systems and service for the first time in the emissions monitoring industry."
Office Manager email
joined Cherokee Instruments in 2000 as a receptionist. Prior to joining the company, Elke spent several years in the banking industry both domestically and in her home country of Germany. Her ability to manage finances effectively did no go unnoticed for long. In her current role, Elke handles receptionist duties and day-to-day bookkeeping, which includes client credit management, purchasing and accounts payable/receivable.
Lyndon "Sarge" Sargent
Logistics Manager email
Mr. Sargent joined Cherokee Instruments in its founding year of 1995, and is the company's longest tenured employee. Prior to joining Cherokee, he worked for many years in the entertainment industry where he provided logistical services worldwide to musical bands, such as AC/DC and INXS. He is well versed in the logistical requirements needed to successfully meet our delivery requirements for all domestic and international shipments. Currently, Sarge is responsible for logistical and resource management including inventory control and shipping/receiving coordination. His long tenure with Cherokee also allows him to fill in as an accomplished rental agent whenever the need arises.
Mike Maret PE, QSTI
Product Development Manager email
Mike recently joined AMP-Cherokee in the role of Product Development Manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in source and ambient air testing and indoor air monitoring for industrial and government clients is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, and is a Qualified Source Testing Individual. Mike is responsible for budgeting, scheduling, procurement of materials, hardware and software, and oversight of assembly, quality testing, installation, commissioning and auditing of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) for industrial air clients. Prior to joining AMP-Cherokee, Mike worked as a Project Manager for MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. (formerly Pacific Environmental Services) where he managed emissions testing projects, provided regulatory support for state air agencies, and assisted in the development of emissions inventories for large military facilities.
Sales Engineer email
Mr. McKenzie joined AMP-Cherokee in 2007 as a sales and rentals support engineer. Prior to joining AMP-Cherokee, John performed stack testing and related tasks for emissions monitoring accounts. He is well versed in much of EPA's reference methods and air sampling techniques. His history of hands-on technical ability makes him a valuable resource to our rental clientele who need the right equipment for each project.
Marketing Manager email
Mr. Patterson has spent 15 years providing marketing support to various engineering firms - recently, from 1997 to 2005 at Environmental Systems Corporation and Tekran Instruments (Knoxville, TN) by contributing to their engineering, CEMS, service, sales and marketing efforts. After a 2 year marketing assignment with EMT, he assisted in the formation of AMP-Cherokee during 2008 by developing their marketing initiatives with corporate identity, literature, and web presence. Currently, he is responsible for marketing and corporate communications of systems, software, products and services.
Project Manager email
Mr. Spaulding has spent the last 6 years providing engineering support for environmental organizations - from 2004 to 2005 at Environmental Systems Corporation and Tekran Instruments (Knoxville, TN), and from 2006 to 2009 at Shaw Group (Knoxville, TN). Preston joined AMP-Cherokee in 2011 to assume responsibilities for proposal development and purchasing in support of CEMS and engineering projects.
Field Services Manager email
Mr. Keller joined the AMP-Cherokee group in 2009 with a career in mechanical and electrical machinery operation and maintenance. As Field Services Manager, Chris brings a wide range of experience and aptitude to our installation and maintenance operations for increasing reliability and performance of CEM and related monitoring equipment.
Manual Methods Manager email
Mr. Kreeger joined Cherokee Instruments specifically to manage the manual method stack test equipment fleet. Jim's mechanical aptitude and organizational skills have consistently kept our equipment calibrated and field-ready for our nationwide rental customer base.
Lead Instrument Technician email
Mr. House joined Cherokee Instruments in 1998 as an instrument technician. Prior to joining the company, Michael worked for several major electronics and communications providers as an electronics technician. His natural aptitude and genuine enjoyment for providing exceptional customer support landed him in telephone support roles throughout his career. Michael currently enjoys the position of Lead Instrument Technician as a primary telephone support contact for instrument troubleshooting and repair. He also serves as a role model and educator to more junior level technicians. Michael has been factory trained by suppliers such as ABB, Teledyne/API and California Analytical and enjoys making his expertise available to clientele.
Cherokee Instruments, Inc.
901 Bridge Street
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526
919 552-0554 phone
919 552-3991 fax
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Tim Zapf email
John McKenzie email
Advanced Monitoring Professionals, LLC
8705 Unicorn Drive, Suite B302
Knoxville, TN 37923
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