AHRI Announces New Officers, Presents Awards
Nov 26, 2013
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The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) held its Annual Meeting November 17-19 at Amelia Island, FL. The organization elected its new officers and directors and presented awards to industry leaders.

AHRI's new Chairman is Robert McDonough, Chief Operating Officer, Americas for UTC Building & Industrial Systems.

AHRI officers are:
* Vice Chairman: Ed Purvis, Emerson Climate Technologies
* Treasurer: Chris Drew, Burnham Holdings
* Immediate Past Chairman: Harry Holmes, Morrison Products

AHRI Executive Committee members are:
* John Galyen, Danfoss
* Nick Guiffre, Bradford White
* Thomas Healy, Parker Hannifin Corporation
* Bill Johnson, HillPhoenix
* Chris Peel, Rheem Manufacturing Company
* Earle Pfefferkorn, Cleaver Brooks
* Dave Regnery, Trane
* Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls
* Bill Steel, Bard Manufacturing
* David Swift, Goodman Manufacturing
* Doug Young, Lennox International Residential Heating and Cooling

Directors-at-Large with terms ending in November 2015:
* James Connor, Tecumseh
* Daniel Ellis, ClimateMaster
* John Galyen, Danfoss
* Shawn Intagliata, Unico
* Bill Johnson, HillPhoenix
* Dave LaGrand, Nordyne
* Mark MacCracken, Calmac
* Robert McDonough, Americas for UTC Building & Industrial Systems
* Thurman Melson, Honeywell
* Gary Michel, Trane
* Earle Pfefferkorn, Cleaver-Brooks
* Diane Picho, DuPont
* Ed Purvis, Emerson Climate Technologies
* Roger Richmond-Smith, Smardt
* Michael Schwartz, Daikin Applied Americas
* Richard Soper, Bosch Thermotechnology
* John White, Jr., Taco
* Doug Young, Lennox International Residential Heating & Cooling

Directors-at-Large filling terms ending in November 2014:
* Kevin Wheeler, AO Smith
* Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls

AHRI's Richard C. Schulze Award recognizes distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and industry goals and objectives. Richard C. Schulze Awards went to:
* Gary Clark, Goodman Manufacturing
* Dick Foster, Trolex Corporation
* Jill Hootman, Trane
* Gary Potter, Cambridge Engineering
* Paul Sohler, Crown Boiler
* Sue Walker, Empire Comfort Systems
* Richard Wood, Carrier Corporation

The AHRI Public Service Award recognizes deserving individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the HVACR industry and in furthering AHRI's goals. The award this year went to the International Exposition Company (IEC), which has managed the AHR Expo since its inception in the 1920s. The award was accepted by Clay Stevens, IEC President.

The AHRI Distinguished Service Award is AHRI's highest award and recognizes individuals who are leaders in the industry and who have made significant contributions throughout their careers. The award this year went to Robert Wilkins of Danfoss, who has served the HVACR industry with distinction, energy, honor, and humor, throughout a long career.

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