APPLIANCE magazine was on-hand when the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) elected a woman, Debbie Hawkins, as chairman for the first time in its 53-year history.
The election took place during the ARI Annual Meeting, currently underway at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Florida, U.S., near Miami. The annual meeting began Saturday, November 12, with meetings of the Planning and Nominating Committees, and it runs through Tuesday, November 15.
Deborah Hawkins is president of Superior Coils, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.), maker of evaporator coils for the HVAC industry. Hawkins is chairman of the ARI Budget and Investment Committee and serves on ARI's Planning, Nominating and Executive Committees. In addition to serving time as ARI Treasurer, Hawkins has been an active participant in ARI's Communications Committee for many years. She has served on ARI's board of directors and is a member of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute's board of directors.
Other ARI officers elected at the 2005 ARI annual meeting are:
Robert Wilkins, president of Danfoss, as first vice chairman
Geraud Darnis, president of Carrier Corporation, as immediate past chairman
Keith Coursin, president, Desert Aire Corp treasurer
Scott Boxer, president and chief operating officer, Service Experts, Inc., vice president
Steven Duerwachter, president, Baltimore Aircoil, Co., vice president
John Ferguson, president, International Division, Tecumseh Products, vice president
Tim Kraus, president, Food Service, Manitowoc Ice, Inc., vice president
David LaGrand, president and CEO, NORDYNE, Inc., vice president
Michael Lehman, president, Bard Manufacturing, vice president
David Myers, president, York International, vice president
John Reilly, president and CEO, National Refrigeration Products, vice president
Eric Roberts, general manager, McQuay International, vice president
Newly-elected ARI Directors-At-Large are:
Charles Carroll, president, Goodman Manufacturing
Lynn Cortright, president, Parker-Hannifin Corp.
John Ferguson, president, NA Compressor Group, Tecumseh Products Co.
Craig Kissel, president, Trane Commercial
Tim Kraus, president, Manitowoc Ice
Bob McDonough, president, Lennox International
Ed Purvis, group vice president, Copeland Corp.
Rick Sanfrey, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration
Richard Schul, group vice president, Emerson
Newly-elected product section chairs and ARI directors are:
Jim Olsen, director of product marketing, McQuay International - Air-Conditioning Heat Transfer Products Section
Eric Brodsky, director of engineering, Research Products Corp. - Air Filtration & Ultraviolet Light Treatment Product Section
Phil Rutledge, president, Rooftop Systems - Air to Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Product Section
Irv Derks, vice president of engineering, Bard Manufacturing - Applied Package Systems Product Section
Bruce Hierlmeier, manager of engineering, Zero Zone, Inc. - Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturers Division
John Galyen, vice president of commercial refrigeration, Danfoss - Compressors & Condensing Units Product Section
Jim Furlong, vice president sales, Baltimore AirCoil Company - Cooling Towers Product Section
Keith Coursin, president, Desert Aire Corp. - Dehumidifiers Product Section
Mark Bornand, vice president of sales and marketing, Mueller Industries - Flow and Contaminant Controls Product Section
John Riley, vice president of sales and marketing, Skuttle Manufacturing Co. - Humidifiers Product Section
Piyush Desai, director of marketing and product engineering, Packless Industries - Industrial Refrigeration & Heat Transfer Product Section
Mark MacCracken, CEO, Calmac Manufacturing Corp. - Thermal Storage Equipment Product Section
Jill Hootman, manager, Trane - Unitary Large Equipment Product Section
Dave Peterson, system design engineer, Enviromaster International - Ductless Product Section
Dennis Laughlin, president, Arzel Zoning Technology Inc. - Zone Control Equipment Technologies Product Section
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