Watson named ASHRAE president
Tom Watson, chief engineer at Daikin McQuay and an ASHRAE member for 40 years, has been selected to head ASHRAE.
Watson has been an ASHRAE member since 1972 and has served on various committees during his time. As president, he will direct the society’s board of directors and oversee the executive committee. Through his presidential theme of Broadening ASHRAE’s Horizons, Watson will also promote professional involvement with local communities including student design competitions, sustainability projects, mentoring related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and participate in government activities.
At Daikin McQuay, Watson oversees new product development for centrifugal compressor technology and is primarily involved in technical areas related to refrigerant applications, aerodynamics, bearing design and motor applications. He holds five patents related to refrigerant, gas and chiller compressors.
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