By unanimous vote during a teleconference meeting, the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) confirmed replacement of Board Member Tom Huntington (WaterFurnace International, Inc. ) by Michael Albertson. Huntington passed away on Feb. 12, after a heroic battle with cancer. The Board also confirmed replacement David Hules (Emerson Climate Technologies) as a replacement for Chris Mays, who left Emerson in late-2015. Hules’ profile was published in the January edition of GEO Industry News.
Alberton is currently senior vice president for Sales & Marketing at WaterFurnace International, Inc. (Fort Wayne, IN). He joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing. He oversees sales and marketing, product planning, tech service, customer service, training, OEM/branding management and business development. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Oklahoma State University.
Prior to WaterFurnace, Albertson served 11 years as director of Commercial Geothermal Sales and National Accounts Manager for a major manufacturer of water source and geothermal heat pumps. He also owned and operated a commercial HVAC, controls and mechanical equipment/contracting company for more than 10 years. He installed his first geothermal system over 30 years ago and has since sold, designed and installed thousands of geothermal systems nationwide and abroad.
Albertson serves on the Board of Directors of the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), has served numerous terms on the IGSHPA Advisory Council, and holds several IGSHPA certifications. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, a company member of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, the Association of Energy Engineers, American Military Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, and the National Ground Water Association.