USA, June 27: ASHRAE has announced the appointment of Dr Bjarne W Olesen, Fellow ASHARE, as its new president for the year 2017-2018. The decision was made during its annual conference in Long Beach, California, the Society said through a Press communiqué.
Speaking on his appointment, Olesen said: “The time ASHRAE volunteers dedicate to the Society is incredible, and the dedication of our 2017-2018 officers will strengthen our Society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world. I look forward to working with my fellow ASHRAE officers and members this year.
“My presidential theme is ‘extending our community’, through which I will focus on extending our society’s global community, technological horizons and overall value to our members.”
In addition to serving as the Society’s president, Olesen will continue to serve as a professor at the Technical University of Denmark. During his term, he will also serve as the chair of ASHRAE’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.