William R. Kraner, P.E., C.E.M.

Program Manager, Engineering •

Will joined Benchmark Group in 2006 after earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 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.

Licensed In:

AL 33730-E

AR 14984

AZ 53570

CA 35992

CO – PE.0051646

CT – 0029909

GA – PE048797

IA 21906

ID 15938

IN PE11900550

KS PE25600

KY 29581

MD 44465

ME PE15315

MI 6301064621

MO 2017014236

MT 21300

NC 040646

NJ – 24GE05538700

OK 31373

OH 76540

OR 89231PE

RI 12340

SC – 30895

TX – PE111248

TX Firm – F-14452

VA – 0402050548

VT – 99166

WA 54716

WI 43163-6


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)