Who We Are


Our mission is to be the market leader in the filtration industry by being an innovative, proactive, technically supportive supplier of quality products that are of true value to our customers. Our products will be manufactured in an environment conducive to the safety of our employees and with performance designed for the benefit of our environment.


Columbus Industries is committed to providing innovative solutions that improve indoor air quality for all. Our Vision is to be the world leader in performance HVAC filtration, performance paint filtration, air purification filtration, and molecular filtration. This will be accomplished by becoming the supplier of choice, the employer of top industry talent and by requesting a fair profit for the value we create.

Core Focus:

Purpose: Our ambition is to promote the health and wellness of humankind through purifying and improving indoor air quality.

Our Niche: Value-based Innovative indoor air quality solutions

Our Platforms:

  • Performance HVAC Filtration
  • Performance Paint Filtration
  • Air Purifier Filtration Products
  • Molecular Filtration


Core Values


Trust is the cornerstone of our business. We build trust with humility, respect, fairness and by acting honorably in all that we do.


Customer Focus

Everything we do revolves around the customer. We will always put the customer first and go the extra mile to be the supplier of choice.



We are driven daily to create unique and effective solutions that add value to our customers, our company and to everyone using our products.



We always do what we say and are passionate about following through on our promises. We have steadfast dedication to the success of each customer and to every team member. We are also committed to the end users of our products and we endeavor to continually improve our technology and to enhance the purity of the air that we breathe.


Our History

Columbus Industries is a global company that has grown steadily since its inception in 1965 to include over 900 associates in seven locations worldwide. CI is strategically positioned to supply filter products to North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. We design, manufacture and market air filter products that keep the air you breathe clean and clear of harmful contaminants. Our expertise includes expanded metal filters, charcoal filters, high efficiency filters, paper paint collectors, humidifier pads, aquarium filters, and furnace filters. Our commitment to innovation drives our ever-expanding catalog of filtration solutions.


Our Founder

Harold Pontius

Harold was an entrepreneur, founder, and Chairman of the Board of Columbus Industries, Inc. Harold enjoyed being involved in organizations such as the Boca Raton Economic Club and the YMCA and he took great pleasure in helping those less fortunate by investing his time and energy into many life-enriching projects.

Harold was a graduate of The Ohio State University and an avid supporter of the football team and “The Best Damn Band in the Land,” of which he was a proud member. Harold was also a member of the OSU ROTC and served as a LT in the Air Force after graduation. In 1965, Harold founded CI as a manufacturer of hood range filters. Harold’s influence is felt to this day as the company continues to excel, diversify, and flourish.

Harold enjoyed boating, golfing, college football and evaluating Real Estate and other business opportunities.

Harold never knew a stranger and found great pleasure in making his many friends smile with his quick wit and sense of humor.