The year was 1978, I (Ethan) was 5 years old and Martin was 17. That’s when our family met Billy Silva. Billy was someone our father Stanley Kolt had hired to be his factory engineer. Shortly after hiring Billy it became obvious that he was a rare and unique talent.
Over the past 42 years Billy’s countless design and engineering contributions has helped Active Ventilation Products to be the company it is today. When Billy announced that he was retiring I had mixed emotions.