GAMA Elects Rafferty Chairman
Apr 10, 2006
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Members of GAMA today elected William S. Rafferty, executive vice president of Mestek, Inc., as chairman if GAMA. Rafferty will serve a 1-year term as chairman of GAMA's Executive Committee and board of directors.

APPLIANCE magazine attended the elections at this morning's General Session of the association's 71st Annual Meeting at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

GAMA-An Association of Appliance & Equipment Manufacturers is also known as the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association. As GAMA President Jack W. Klimp told attendees today, the association does not restrict itself to gas-fueled appliances.

2006-2007 GAMA Officers Installed
Rafferty heads up a slate of new officers elected this morning.

  • First Vice Chairman: Patrick J. Quilty, vice president, Combustion Control North America, Honeywell International, (Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.)

  • Second Vice Chairman: Halsey Cook, president, North American Residential, Carrier Corporation (Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.)

  • Treasurer: Robert J. McDonough, president and chief operating officer, Worldwide Heating and Cooling, Lennox International Inc. (Richardson, Texas, U.S.)

  • Director-at-Large: Charles Carroll, president and CEO, Goodman Global Holdings, Inc. (Houston, Texas, U.S.)

  • Director-at-Large: Bonnie Kern-Koskela, president and CEO, Maxitrol Company (Southfield, Michigan, U.S.)

  • Director-at-Large: Simon Parfitt, president, Rheem Water Heater Division, (Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.)

    The newly elected GAMA officers will serve 1-year terms in the Executive committee and board of directors.

    Outgoing Chairman Thomas F. Huntington, York International (Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.), will serve a 1-year term as Past Chairman.

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