During his term, Vallort is emphasizing the widespread benefits of refrigeration as the technology for survival and ASHRAE as the strongest link in the cold chain. Vallort said, "We need to advance the technology of refrigeration to enable all the people of the world to enjoy its benefits. And this refrigeration should be more economical and foolproof to construct and operate, while still being friendly to the earth."
Also during the year, ASHRAE will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the founding of The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers, a predecessor society. Other officers installed for a one-year term are: