The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced the appointment of John Lanier to be Chief Operating Officer of North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Lanier will report to AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. Lanier will plan, direct, and coordinate the operations of NATE.
Prior to NATE, Lanier held a variety of executive leadership roles, notably as senior vice president of Operations at the National Federation of Independent Business, an independent business association with 400,000 members.
"We are very pleased to have someone with John's experience and drive taking the reins at NATE," said Yurek. "I know that our member companies and others in our industry are eager to work with John to ensure growth and progress at NATE at a critical juncture in its history."
NATE Chairman Don Frendberg said he is looking forward to working with Lanier. "I am excited to have John on board. I know that with his knowledge and experience, NATE will experience continued growth and can, under his leadership, further develop of our role in providing world class HVACR and water heating technician certification."
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