David R. Pannier, president of Residential Systems for Trane, was officially elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) at the ARI Board meeting on November 16, 2003 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL.
Mr. Pannier is chairman of the ARI Budget Committee and Investment Committee and serves on ARI's Planning Committee, Nominating Committee and Executive Committee. He served on ARI's Board of Directors as a Director at Large since 2000. He has been an active member of the Board of the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program and served as NATE's vice chairman from 1999 to 2002.
Other officers elected at the annual meeting include Geraud Darnis, president of Carrier Corporation, who was elected first vice chairman of ARI.
Thomas E. Bettcher, president and CEO of Copeland Corporation, will serve as immediate past chairman of ARI.
ARI officers elected by the board include nine vice presidents and the treasurer:
Scott Boxer, president/COO, Service Experts, Inc.
Ralph Coppola, president/CEO, Hill PHOENIX
Steven S. Duerwachter, president, Baltimore Aircoil, Co.
Ian Stewart Farwell, executive vice president/COO, Rheem Manufacturing Co.
John Ferguson, president, International Division, Tecumseh Products Co.
David J. Huntley, president, Mammoth, Inc.
David J. LaGrand, president/COO, NORDYNE, Inc.
John H. Reilly, president/CEO, National Refrigeration Products
Robert Wilkins, president, Danfoss, Inc.
Treasurer - Debbie Hawkins, president, Superior Coils
Newly elected by the membership as Directors at Large is Harry L. Holmes, president & COO, Morrison Products
Re-elected by the membership as Directors at Large are:
Scott Boxer, president & COO, Service Experts, Inc.
Ralph Coppola, president CEO, Hill Phoenix
- Eric Evans, group vice president, Air Conditioning, Copeland Corp.
Ian Stewart Farwell, executive vice president & COO, Rheem Manufacturing Co.
David J. LaGrand, president & CEO, NORDYNE, Inc.
John H. Reilly, president & CEO, National Refrigeration Products
Robert Wilkins, president, Danfoss
Newly-elected product section chairs are:
Tom Mikulina, Vice President, Industry Relations, Trane - Air Conditioning Heat Transfer Products Section
Matthew Friedlander, Vice President, Engineering, RenewAire, LLC - Air to Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Section
Eric Brodsky, Director of Engineering, Research Products Corp. - Air Filters Section
Carl Huber, Director of Quality & Tech. Support, Water furnace - Applied Package Systems Section
Nick DeHaan, Vice President of Operations, Structural Concepts - Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturer Division
John Galyen, Vice President, Commercial Refrigeration, Danfoss - Compressors and Condensing Units Section
Keith Coursin, President, Desert Aire Corporation - Dehumidifiers Section
Jeff Tawney, Vice President, AquaCal - Heat Pump Pool and Spa Heaters Section
Jon Bingaman, Sales Manager, HVACR Products, Armstrong International -Humidifiers Section
John Lebo, President, Doucette Industries, Inc. - Industrial Refrigeration and Heat Transfer Section
Mark MacCracken, CEO, Calmac Manufacturing Corp. - Thermal Storage Equipment Section
Stephen Pargeter, Manager of Engineering, AAON, Inc. - Unitary Large Equipment Section
Daniel Arnold, Director of Engineering, Cooling Products, York International Corporation - Unitary Small Equipment Section
Dave Kirk, Vice President and General Manager, Flow Controls - Valves and Accessories Section
Edward Russell, COO, OASIS Corp. - Water Coolers Section
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