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ARI and GAMA Announce Merger
Dec 20, 2007
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The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that their members have voted to approve the merger of the two trade associations to represent the interests of cooling, heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturers. The merger was approved by the members of GAMA and ARI on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, respectively.

The merged association will become the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on Jan. 1, 2008. It will be headquartered in Arlington, VA, U.S.  

The merger will directly benefit the 370 AHRI members by creating a single, influential entity to more effectively represent their interests, while continuing the work of both associations in establishing industry standards and certifying the performance of heating, cooling and commercial refrigeration equipment.

The AHRI Board of Directors appointed Johnson Controls Vice President C. David Myers as chairman of the combined organization. The AHRI Board consists of the current directors of the two constituent associations and is representative of the membership and its different product areas.

AHRI has established an Integration Committee to work out the details of the structure and the governance of the new association. Decisions have already been made to maintain a product section structure that equally represents all AHRI members' interests and to merge the standing committees of the two associations.

AHRI will have the financial and organizational resources commensurate with the size and scope of an organization representing a global industry. It will be equipped to represent the industry's interests when addressing the challenges and opportunities in a fast-moving, expanding market for these products.

"We envision a single organization representing HVACR manufacturers," said AHRI Immediate Past Chairman Patrick Quilty. "AHRI will speak with one voice and one message while providing manufacturers with a strong advocate to address issues important to the industry with its membership of 370 manufacturers."

 

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