Crain’s Chicago Business Interviews Intellihot Founder

June 26, 2023: “Thousands of engineers get tucked into big multinational manufacturers such as Caterpillar and work their whole lives buried in the anonymity of test labs and proving grounds, churning out patents and new and improved motors. Sridhar Deivasigamani was one of those engineers — until his curiosity got the best of him.” reports Crain’s Chicago Business

In June of 2023, H. Lee Murphy from Crain’s Chicago Business interviewed Intellihot’s founder and CEO, Sridhar Deivasigamani. They had an insightful discussion regarding the origins of Intellihot and its early days as a disruptively innovative tankless water heater manufacturer. 

The interview highlights some of the challenges that Deivasigamani faced as well as his feelings about Intellihot’s future. The article also features quotes from some of Intellihot’s oldest employees. 

About Intellihot


Intellihot is an innovative designer/manufacturer of built-environment systems that challenge legacy approaches for sustainability. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Sridhar (Sri) Deivasigamani, today Intellihot offers a range of tankless water heaters designed and built for commercial applications with a focus on sustainability, cost savings, and water quality safety. Winner of an Edison Award for Best New Product in 2022, Intellihot serves the hospitality, restaurant, multi-family housing, senior living, commercial facility and plumbing industries. Intellihot has operations in suburban Chicago, Galesburg, Ill. and distributors across North America. Learn more at or by following the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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