Proven professional to lead YELLOW JACKET® Engineering New Product Projects.

BLOOMINGTON, MN (June 11, 2021) – Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., the leader in service tools for HVAC/R and automotive professionals and manufacturer of YELLOW JACKET® products, announces the hiring of Anup Shetty as Project Manager.

Anup Shetty comes to Ritchie Engineering with a plethora of knowledge and experience. Along with his impressive education, Anup brings expertise in engineering, marketing, product management, sales and operations.

Anup served in the dual role of Project Manager and Product Manager for the Gas Detector product line for Det-Tronics, a provider of flame detection, gas detection, and hazard mitigation systems. The role included leading cross functional teams for multiple new product development and process improvement projects from concept to completion, gathering market requirements, communicating with global stakeholders, identifying and mitigating risks, developing and executing project plans.

He began his career as a design engineer for Schaevitz Engineering, a supplier of linear and rotary sensors for industrial and military applications. His career includes roles of increasing responsibilities in systems engineering, marketing, product management, sales, and operations at companies such as Parker Hannifin, Eaton Hydraulics, Ecolab, and Thermo King.

Anup earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Case Western Reserve University, his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) from Kansas State University, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Wichita State University. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).


The YELLOW JACKET® brand name is synonymous with the highest quality and most complete line of HVAC/R tools in the industry. The brand’s roots go back to 1946 when Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., a manufacturers’ representative organization, became a hose manufacturer. With an emphasis on quality and service, Ritchie Engineering, based in Bloomington, Minnesota, trademarked the hose as the YELLOW JACKET® Charging Hose in 1950. Since then, the company has been engineering, manufacturing, and continuously improving the YELLOW JACKET® hose while adding new products to its portfolio. Today, YELLOW JACKET® products are sold worldwide through a network of authorized HVAC&R and automotive wholesalers. For more information, please call (952) 943-1333 or visit our website at www.yellowjacket.com.