Donald P. Mayeaux: 1939 – 2012
Starting in the fall of 1988, in a spare room in his house, Don Mayeaux began creating product concepts that would forever change the way natural gas is sampled. Building on a concept discovered while designing an improved electrochemical moisture analyzer, Don invented a simple, phase-separating filter that he named “Genie.” The Genie® brand has gone on to become a master brand, the name by which most other membrane separators in the market are also referred to today. While there have been many improvements and variations made in the last 25 years, the basic operation of the Genie Membrane Separator has remained unchanged.
Don had a passion for discovering how things worked, and was not satisfied to accept that things simply did. He desired to know the exact mechanics of everyday objects down to the minute details. This passion extended into his work, and solving industry problems was more important than making a sale. If the solution included an A+ product, that was a bonus. In some cases, a new product design was the result, many of which are still flourishing today. Don’s solutions were simple, novel, and based on sound scientific principles. Don has instilled in A+ the culture of doing things correctly. Abiding by scientific principles and practices are not just words, they are concepts that we live by. Analytically Correct™ is a term that forms the foundation of our daily work and is our litmus test by which we judge the methods and feasibility of our products. Don taught that sample conditioning is not an art, it is a science, and we continue to follow this every day.