Our Mission

"Trent Technologies, Inc., is an established research and development company dedicated to enhancing the HVAC industry by providing trade professionals and end-users with innovative, reliable, and cost-effective design solutions."

Who We Are

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.

Carmen T. Carpenter


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.

Ruben A. Ramos

Operations Manager

MBA University of Texas at Tyler, Soules School of Business - 2019

Ruben joined Trent Technologies in July of 2020 after graudating with his MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler.  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 UT 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.

Travis C. Melton

Mechanical Engineer

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.

Paul D. Trent


Retired, B.Sc Business and Economics – William Jewel College, Harlaxton Study Center, England

Paul began his business career in Los Angeles, California, as Zone Manager for KRAFT Food Service. After almost a decade of management experience in the field, Paul decided to exit corporate America in 1983 to become an entrepreneur and relocated to open the first commercial printing company in Tyler, Texas, PRINTMASTER.
The printing company was processing large orders, produced on expensive equipment when the air-conditioner system p-trap clogged and failed. The excessive amount of condensate overflow resulted in costly damage to work in progress and equipment. It became a reoccurring problem that Paul and his father determined must be solved.
Paul worked closely with his father after exiting the printing business in 1996 as Vice President of Trent Technologies, where he was responsible for producing, marketing, and distributing the CostGard™ Condensate Drain Seal.

Warren C. Trent


MSME Purdue University, P.E, Former Member ASHRAE, Fellow AIAA

Warren Trent was an inventor, aerospace engineer, university professor, and author. He served as the CEO and Founder of Trent Technologies, Inc. from 1985 to 2020.

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.

Other roles include Director of Engineering Technology-McDonnell Douglas Corporation; Member NASA Research and Advisory Council; Evaluator for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); Member-Board of Trustees, Missouri Baptist College; Co-Author"Condensate Control," chapter in McGraw-Hill HVAC Handbook, 2004.  Warren Trent is among those listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. 

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