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ASHRAE appoints new officers and directors

Timothy G Wentz has been appointed as ASHRAE President

| | Jun 28, 2016 | 3:56 pm
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Timothy Wentz. Image credit: ASHRAE website*

Timothy G Wentz. Image credit: ASHRAE website*

St.Louis, Missouri, United States: ASHRAE has announced appointing new officers and directors for 2016-17 at its Annual Meeting that is being held from June 25 to 29, 2016, in St. Louis.

The announcement informed that the new president is Timothy G Wentz, PE, Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As ASHRAE’s President, Wentz chairs the Society’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the announcement added.

Elaborating further, the announcement said that his theme, ‘Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow’, is based on the goal of the Society’s Strategic Plan to adapt. Wentz, the announcement added, relates this goal to his personal history of moving from a slide rule in his early college days to a hand calculator, and now a computer or smartphone as an example of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to new technology.

“All of us have had to come face-to-face with the challenges of adaptation,” said Wentz. “It’s in the power of adapting that lives, organisations and communities are transformed. Our ability to shape tomorrow is borne out of our willingness to adapt today. Together, we can create our future by adapting our resources, investments and technology to shape a more sustainable world.”

ASHRAE has revealed the names of the following officers who have been appointed for a one-year term:

• President-Elect: Bjarne W Olesen, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, Professor at Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
• Treasurer: Sheila J Hayter, PE, Fellow ASHRAE, Group Manager at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo
• Vice President: Walid Chakroun, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University
• Vice President: Patricia Graef, PE, Fellow ASHRAE, Senior Engineer, Evaporative Media Core Technology, Research and Development, Munters Corporation, Fort Myers in Florida
• Vice President: Ginger Scoggins, PE, President at Engineered Designs, Raleigh, North Carolina
• Vice President: Edward Tsui, Managing Director at Intelligent Technologies in Hong Kong

ASHRAE has appointed the following directors to serve a three-year term from 2016 to 19:

• Region IV Director and Regional Chair: George W“Billy” Austin Jr., PE, BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, HBDP, HFDP, OPMP, Principal at Shultz Engineering Group, Charlotte, North Carolina
• Region V Director and Regional Chair: Douglas David Fick, PE, Vice President at TRC Worldwide MEP, Indianapolis, Indiana
• Region VI Director and Regional Chair: Benjamin A Skelton, PE, BEMP, President at Cyclone Energy Group, Chicago, Illinois
• Region XII Director and Regional Chair: Daniel R Rogers, PE, President at Flow Control Technology, Tampa, Florida
• Region XIII Director and Regional Chair: Ng Yong Kong, NYK Engineering and Trading, and Executive Director, Bezaire Sdn. Bhd., Subang Jaya, Malaysia
• Director-at-Large: Essam Eldin Khalil, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cairo University
• Director-at-Large: Thomas “Tom” M Lawrence, PhD, PE, Mechanical Engineering Program Coordinator, Professor, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
• Director-at-Large: Lawrence C Markel, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, Senior Program Director, CSRA, Knoxville, Tennessee

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