NEBB appoints 2014 president, board of directors
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau has selected its board for 2014.
The Board of Directors of the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has named Robert (Bob) Linder, PE, LEED AP, NEBB CP, as 2014 NEBB President during the NEBB Board of Directors Meeting, October 18-19, 2013, held in Monterey Bay, Calif. He succeeds Stan Fleischer, who served as the 2013 NEBB President.
Linder is a Senior Project Manager for Karges-Faulconbridge Inc. in St. Paul, Minn. He has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the areas of Whole Building Commissioning, Retro-Commissioning and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing. Bob has been a NEBB Certified Professional in Testing, Adjusting and Balancing since 2000. He is also a NEBB Certified Professional in Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
James (Jim) Huber, PE, LEED AP, NEBB CP, will serve as President-Elect in 2014 and will assume the role of NEBB President in 2014. Bob has more than 17 years of management and leadership experience in the areas of commissioning, retro-commissioning and Test & Balance. He is the past Chairman of the NEBB’s Building Systems Commissioning Committee and is a member of NEBB’s Board of Directors. Bob is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Below is a list of 2014 NEBB Board of Directors:
- Bob Linder, President
- James Huber, President-Elect
- Jean-Paul LeBlanc, Vice President
- Stephen S. Archer, Treasurer
- Steve Clark
- Bohdan (Don) Fedyk
- Stanley J. Fleischer
- Donald E. Hill
- Jim Kelleher
- Michael Locke
- Leonard Maiani
- Nicholas D. White
- Chris Wright
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