About Us



Whether by stifling heat, numbing cold, or choking humidity, discomfort can strike anywhere. Its effects cripple workers’ morale and productivity and act as kryptonite for customers, so in 1999, a fledgling fan company set out to do something about it.


Big Ass Fans brings industry-leading airflow and energy savings to customers worldwide. Learn more about our offices and leadership team here.


It started with a big idea in engineering: that the combination of size and quality design could fundamentally change what ceiling fans could accomplish. That high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) airflow—an entirely new concept—was the key to making spaces more comfortable and efficient. Because the “HVLS Fan Company” thought big, it didn’t take long for people to notice the impact our products had on facilities or for them to rebrand the company the way they saw us: as upstart innovator Big Ass Fans.


Big Ass Fans started by creating safer, more productive work environments in industrial facilities. But we didn’t stop there. Proven by our products’ performance, what started as a big idea became a workplace revolution and is now best practice for designers, managers, and business owners across every imaginable industry and application. Go to work, hit the gym, or enjoy a night on the town and chances are you’ll see a Big Ass fan [overhead] keeping the peace smoothly and silently. From factories to homes and everywhere in between, Big Ass fans deliver comfort, style, and energy savings that make life and work more enjoyable.

United States Headquarters

2348 Innovation Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
Outside the U.S. (+1 859-233-1271)

Australia Headquarters

35 French St
Eagle Farm, Brisbane
QLD 4009
+61 1300 244 277

Singapore Headquarters

50 Ubi Crescent, #01-01, Ubi TechPark
Singapore 408568
+65 6709 8500

Canada Headquarters

2180 Winston Park Dr
Oakville, Ontario
L6H 5W1
1 (844) 9 BIG ASS (844-924-4277)

All Other Geographies

Call +1 859-233-1271


Kenneth Walma


Before joining Big Ass Fans, Ken served as VP & GM of Cooper Lighting where he unified a global team and transformed the company by offering new value propositions that accelerated growth. Ken received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina & his Master’s degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.


Senior VP & CCO

Before coming to Big Ass Fans in 2018, Jim held product leadership roles at Firestone & JELD-WEN & served on the Innovation team at Eastman, where he led the market development of new technology through its commercial launch. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he holds Masters & Bachelor degrees in communications from Edinboro University of PA.

Kimberly Eubank

Chief Digital Information Officer

Before joining Big Ass Fans in 2023, Kimberly served as Head of Customer Experience at Cooper Lighting Solutions, where she oversaw digital transformation efforts for North America. Prior to that experience, Kimberly was the Senior Vice President – Digital Efficiency for SunTrust Bank. Kimberly received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.

Brian Hilander

VP Operations

Brian brings more than 20 years of experience to Big Ass Fans in domestic and international operations, most recently as VP Operations, Americas at Aventics/Emerson. Prior to, he held various leadership roles with Zelios, The Outdoor Group, Schneider Electric, & Bullard, making him an excellent addition to Big Ass Fans in 2022.


VP & General Manager, International Business

Before joining Big Ass Fans in 2023, Amelia served as Industry Division Sales Manager at Brenntag Specialties, the world’s largest chemical distributor. Prior to that experience, Amelia spent time at Lectrodryer, a world leader in industrial purification equipment, where she held several positions dedicated to developing markets and product lines for use around the globe. Amelia earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.