AHRI Announces New Officers, Presents Awards

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Arlington, Va.—The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) held its inaugural Leadership Forum November 11-13 in Tucson, Ariz., during which it elected its new officers and presented awards to industry leaders.

“Without these dedicated industry leaders, AHRI would not be the recognized voice of the industry and reliable source for information,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “We are very grateful for their service to AHRI and the HVACR and water heating industry.”

AHRI’s new Chairman is William Steel, President & CEO of Bard Manufacturing Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer residential and commercial heating and air conditioning equipment.

The AHRI Board of Directors is as follows:

• Vice Chairman: John Galyen, President, Danfoss
• Vice Chairman: Mike Schwartz, CEO, Daikin Applied
• Treasurer: Ron Duncan, President, Magic Aire
• Immediate Past Chairman: Chris Peel, President & CEO, Rheem Manufacturing Co.

• Dennis Appel, EVP-Heat Transfer Solutions, Modine
• Gary Bedard, EVP, President, and COO Worldwide Refrigeration, Lennox
• R. Bruce Carnevale, President & COO, Bradford White
• Megan Fellinger, President & CEO, Morrison Products
• Elizabeth Haggerty, VP and GM, Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls
• Chris Nelson, President, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems
• Brent Schroeder, President, Air Conditioning, Emerson
• Donny Simmons, President, Commercial HVACR, Ingersoll Rand
• John Swann, President, Weil-McLain
• Kevin Wheeler, President & CEO, A.O. Smith

The Richard C. Schulze Award is given for distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the industry’s goals and objectives. AHRI congratulates:
• Darryl Denton, Trane
• Ken Fonstad, ABB
• Steve Lind, Trane
• Mark Menzer, Danfoss
• Mike Straub, Rheem Manufacturing Co.

The AHRI Public Service Award recognizes deserving individuals or organizations outside of AHRI and its member companies that have made a significant contribution to the HVACR industry. AHRI was pleased to present this award to Warren Heeley of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada.

The Distinguished Service Award is AHRI’s highest honor; it recognizes individuals who are leaders in the industry and who have made significant contributions throughout their careers. AHRI honored Frank Stanonik, who retired from AHRI this year after a 40+ year career in the industry.

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