Trent Technologies, Inc. is an engineering research and development company founded in 1990 by Warren Trent, his brother Curtis Trent and his son Paul Trent. In 1986, Warren Trent, a retired aerospace engineer, took on the challenge of designing a condensate drain system that would replace a failing p-trap on a air-conditioning system located on the roof of a commercial printing company in Tyler, Texas.
The commercial printing company had experienced intermittent leaking from the HVAC unit that was damaging work in progress and expensive machinery, costing the business owner thousands of dollars each episode. With the help of his brother, Curtis Trent, a former university professor, and his son Paul, they began researching a solution. Within about four years, they had engineered an advanced technology that would be revolutionary for the industry. The solution came to be known as the CostGard™ Condensate Drain Seal, specifically designed to remove a liquid from a pressurized chamber.
BBA Entrepreneurial Management - Texas Christian University, M.J. Neeley School of Business - 2005
Carmen retired from a ten-year career in corporate banking to join Trent Technologies Inc. in March of 2019. Her experience in corporate sales, risk management, and business development with multiple financial institutions prepared her for her role as President.
Carmen worked for Frost Bank and BBVA Compass in Fort Worth, Texas, until she and her family decided to return home to East Texas in 2013. Once in Tyler, she worked for Texas Bank and Trust and Citizens National Bank in Tyler as a Vice President of Lending.
Carmen serves her community by volunteering with local organizations such as the Tyler Area Chamber, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Foundation Women’s Board, and Tyler Junior College Alumni Foundation. Carmen also enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter and son.
MBA University of Texas at Tyler, Soules School of Business - 2019
Ruben joined Trent Technologies in July of 2020. As Operations Manager, Ruben oversees office and warehouse operations, from daily procedures to financial accounting and cost analysis. Ruben works closely with upper management and the engineering department to ensure the efficiency and quality of products and services.
Ruben was born in Tyler and grew up in Austin, Texas, before returning to attend the University of Texas at Tyler to earn his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Business. He obtained recognition as a Cum Laude graduate upon completing his Bachelors of Arts and Sciences degree at UT Tyler. Ruben leads a healthy athletic lifestyle and enjoys investing much of his free time in family and friends.
B.Sc Mechanical Engineering – LeTourneau University, School of Engineering and Technology - 2019
Travis joined Trent Technologies as a Mechanical Engineer in February of 2021 upon graduation from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Holding a Mechanical Engineering Degree with a minor in Mathematics and Applied Sciences, Travis leads the design and technical support consuming things all engineering.
Travis served on the LeTourneau NCAA Baseball Team while earning his undergraduate degree and enjoys coaching a little league baseball. A Tyler native and graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Travis is married and resides in Whitehouse, Texas.
Warren was a registered professional engineer. He held Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University and Purdue University.
Warren retired from the aerospace industry, where he specialized in rocket and jet engine propulsion. In the latter role, he directed the design and development of jet engine propulsion systems for two renowned fighter aircraft: the F-8 Crusader and the F-15 Eagle. Both set flight records that still stand.
After retirement, he invented a product to improve the performance of air-conditioning systems. The CostGard™ is in operation in all 50 US states and several foreign countries.