ASHRAE installs new officers, directors

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers installed new officers and directors during its 2007 annual meeting, held in Long Beach, CA, June 23-27.


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers installed new officers and directors during its 2007 annual meeting, held in Long Beach, CA, June 23-27.

Kent W. Peterson, P.E., fellow ASHRAE, vice president and chief engineer, P2S Engineering, Inc., Long Beach, CA, is the new president. Through his theme, Greater Efficiency Today, Blue Skies Tomorrow, Peterson emphasized innovation in the quest for sustainability in the built environment. He notes that “energy efficiency should always be the elegant alternative to fuel consumption.” As such, he encourages ASHRAE members to become more radical in their ideas, more daring in their creativity and dedicated to delivering innovative systems, methods and technology.

Other officers installed for a one-year term were: William A. Harrison, president, Trane Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, as president-elect and Gordon V. R. Holness, P.E., fellow ASHRAE, life member, chairman emeritus, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., Detroit, as treasurer.

Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., fellow ASHRAE, partner, Pathfinder Engineers, Rochester, N.Y.; Maureen Grasso, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Andrew Persily, Ph.D., fellow ASHRAE, group leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; and Vincent Tse, fellow ASHRAE, managing director, Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia), Hong Kong were all installed as vice presidents.

For the full list of officers and directors installed during the meeting, click here .

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