William R. Kraner, P.E., CEM

Program Manager, Engineering

Will joined Benchmark Group in 2006 after earning his BSME degree, and received his Professional Engineering license in January 2012. He is currently licensed in 28 states. In 2015 Will became a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.). Will has designed and been in charge of numerous refrigeration system designs for large retail clients. This experience encompasses different types of refrigeration racks, CO2 and Glycol secondary overfeed systems, traditional direct expansion (DX) loop and circuited systems, and air/water/evap cooled condensers. He also has experience with construction observations and functional performance testing of the refrigeration systems and components.

To keep up with the ever changing technology in refrigeration, Will continues to research and learn about the field. He also maintains day-to-day contact with major refrigeration rack and case manufacturers, which gives him the necessary insights for designing the most efficient refrigeration systems available, making any changes throughout a project’s construction process, and meeting the Client’s needs.


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Preferred Provider Network (PPN)

Licensed in:

AL – 33730-E
AR – 14984
AZ – 53570
CA – 35992
CO – PE.0051646
CT – 0029909
IA – 21906
IN – PE11900550
ID – 15938
KS – PE25600
KY – 29581
MD – 44465
ME – PE15315
MI – 6201064621
MO – 2017014236
MT – 21300
NC – 040646
NJ – 24GE05538700
OK – 31373
OH – 76540
OR – 89231PE
RI – 12340
SC – 30895
TX – PE 111248
TX Firm – F-14452
VA – 0402050548
VT – 99166
WA – 54716
WI – 43163-6