AHRI elects new officers, presents awards
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) elected new officers during its annual meeting, Nov. 16-18, in Carlsbad, CA.
"We are pleased to recognize these thoughtful, tireless leaders, and thank them for their service to AHRI and the HVACR and water heating industry," said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek.
AHRI's new Chairman is Ed Purvis, executive vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies.
Vice chairman is Doug Young with Lennox International Residential Heating and Cooling. Chris Drew of Burnham Holdings was elected treasurer. Robert McDonough of Carrier/UTC will serve as immediate past chairman.
The executive committee includes:
• Dennis Appel, Luvata Grenada
• Gary Clark, Goodman Manufacturing
• John Galyen, Danfoss
• Nick Giuffre, Bradford White
• Bill Johnson, HillPhoenix
• Chris Peel, Rheem Manufacturing Company
• Earle Pfefferkorn, Cleaver Brooks
• Dave Regnery, Trane
• Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls
• Bill Steel, Bard Manufacturing
• Kevin Wheeler, A. O. Smith
The Richard C. Schulze Award was also presented during the annual meeting. The award is given for distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the industry's goals and objectives. The award was presented to:
• Ron Duncan, Magic Aire
• Phillip Johnson, Daikin Applied
• Dave LaGrand, NORDYNE
• Bill McQuade, Johnson Controls
• Rajan Rajendran, Emerson Climate Technologies
The AHRI Public Service Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the HVACR industry and in furthering AHRI's goals. This award was presented to Cedric Sloan, recently retired director general of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) based in the United Kingdom.
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. AHRI presented this award to C. David Myers, formerly vice president and president of building efficiency at Johnson Controls. According to AHRI officials, Myers has served the HVACR industry with distinction, energy, honor, and humor throughout his long career.