By a unanimous vote, Earthlinked Technologies Chief Operation Officer Joe Parsons was invited to join the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) Board of Directors. Parsons has served as Chief Operating Officer of EarthLinked Technologies since 1996, and is responsible for product development, training programs, standards compliance and authorized dealer relationships.
Parsons enthusiastically accepted the GEO Board’s invitation. “It will be an honor to serve the geothermal heat pump industry as a GEO Board Member,” he said. “I look forward to taking an active role with the association, and help provide effective leadership on the legislative and regulatory issues that are so important to the future growth of geothermal heat pump market share.”
“We are pleased and excited that Joe has accepted our invitation to serve the industry as a Board Member of GEO,” said Chairman Steve Smith (Enertech Global). “His decades of experience in the heating and cooling industry will prove invaluable to us as we forge ahead with ideas and activities to grow the geothermal heat pump market.”
During his career, Parsons served as President of Ray Company, Inc., an HVAC mechanical contracting firm. He was also VP of Marketing for Envirotherm Heating and Cooling Systems, Inc., an HVAC system manufacturer, and Director of Retail Operations for U.S. Power Climate Control, Inc.
He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and a Corresponding Member of TC 6.8 (Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications). He is also the Project Committee Chairman for Standard 194. He serves as a voting member of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee (Ground Source Heat Pumps/C448 Bi-national Standard Development), and as Chairman of the Technical Subsection Committee C448.7 (DX).
Parsons is a member of the Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Institute (AHRI), and was elected Chairman of the Water Source and Geothermal Product Section at the AHRI Spring Meeting in March 2014. He also chairs the DGX Product Subsection and DGX Engineering Committee.
An active member of the California Geothermal Heat Pump Association, he is a contributor to the Geothermal Heat Exchange Well Standards Update. He also is involved with the advancement of geothermal technologies through participation in industry standards efforts in Australia. (GEO)