Jim Kelleher has been selected to serve as the president of the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) for 2016-2017. Kelleher is vice president of Metro Test and Balance, Inc. (MTB) in Capitol Heights, MD. He was sworn in as the certifying organization’s new president during NEBB’s recent Board of Directors meeting in Salt Lake City.

Prior to his 22 years with MTB, Kelleher served in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program for nine years as an instructor and duty aboard submarines. His commercial HVAC experience covers a range of facility types from office buildings to good manufacturing practices (GMP) facilities to biosafety level laboratories. His work has included activities such as mechanical systems installation, controls installation, testing and balancing, commissioning, and sound and vibration measurements. 

NEBB certified since 2000, Kelleher has served as a volunteer on the Chapter Affairs Committee for four years including two years as chair of the committee and the NEBB Board of Directors for five years. He is a NEBB Certified Professional in the disciplines of Testing Adjusting and Balancing, Building Systems Commissioning, Technical Retro-Commissioning, and Sound and Vibration Measurement.

“It is an ever-changing and challenging time in the construction and building management industry that we operate in on a daily basis. It has never been more evident that the need for training and education of our valued employees and trainees is a critical path to the success of our firms and of NEBB as an organization,” said Kelleher. “I hope we continue to show our NEBB affiliates and other partners in the building industry what a truly valuable resource NEBB is as a provider of training and education for the building operation and maintenance and construction industry. I am honored to be NEBB’s president and value the support of the volunteers and staff who make this organization the leader in our industry.”