History and Founder

In Memory of Charles M. Hyde Jr.

In Memory of: Charles M. Hyde Jr. CEO

November 6, 1939 – February 12, 2007

Chuck had worked in the CO2 industry for over 35 years and built strong relationships as a knowledgeable, honest, and dedicated man. He loved the industry, the people, and enjoyed the challenges of helping customers and solving problems along with building his business.

Chuck was well known throughout the CO2 industry for his expertise and first hand experience. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him. CO2 Air, Inc. is moving forward with his legacy of dedication to the needs of the customers.

Company History

The company was formed in May of 1992, originally as Carbon Dioxide Industries. It evolved from mergers and equipment development to CO2 Air Equipment, Inc. in May of 1994. Having grown to over 1.8 million gross sales, the company moved to their modern manufacturing facility in Cumming, Georgia in 1999, and combined the carbon dioxide delivery side of the business, taking the name CO2 Air, Inc. in January 2002. The company specializes in dry ice pellet extruders and block presses plus related carbon dioxide equipment along with the delivery of liquid carbon dioxide.

Officers of the Corporation are:

N. Allen Wood - CEO / President

Mr. Wood has over 30 years in the industry. Prior to joining the company in 1993, the major part of his career was with Carbonic Industries. He held various positions in service, equipment sales management and new equipment development.

Daniel J. Rosewall - Executive Vice President

Mr. Rosewall has over 25 years experience in the electrical, hydraulic, and machine design fields. Following his service in the United States Marine Corps, he has worked for Lockheed Aeronautical Systems and Fisher/Rosemount.

Kenneth Driskell - Logistics Manager

Mr. Driskell has over 30 years experience in logistics and manages all Liquid CO2 distribution for CO2 Air, Inc.


CO2 Air, Inc.'s equipment is the most respected in the industry and they have acquired a customer base of major accounts. They hold a market share of 80% of pelletizer sales and 100% of block press sales in the US and continue to expand in worldwide sales. Their response to customer needs is immediate and professional. The company has a reputation for quality products and excellent service in the US and around the globe. Always putting the customer first, they offer assistance and technical support to all current and potential customers.

There are over 200 types of industries having carbon dioxide equipment applications and CO2 Air’s goal is to continue their exposure and increase sales in these industries around the world.