The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has appointed Helen Walter-Terrinoni as the association's vice president of regulatory affairs.

"Helen brings a wealth of industry knowledge and background, with broad experience in critical regulatory issues," said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO. "At the same time, she has held various technical, manufacturing, and business roles that will help AHRI address the variety of regulatory issues confronting our industry."

Formerly a sustainability manager at Chemours Fluorochemicals, Walter-Terrinoni managed that company's global regulatory affairs and has worked in the past with AHRI, as well as with the Center for Polyurethane Institute and other associations. Walter-Terrinoni is co-chair of the UN Montreal Protocol Foams Technical Options Committee, the Science Advisor for the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, and has served on the board of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

Walter-Terrinoni began working for DuPont in 1995 in the Titanium Technologies business, where she spent seven years managing the fluorochemicals foam expansion agent business and development program, including the manufacturing plant design. She holds a master's degree in chemical engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering from Syracuse University.