The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is pleased to introduce its 2020-21 society president, executive committee officers and directors.
ASHRAE’s 2020-21 president is Charles E. Gulledge, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE. During his inaugural presidential address, Gulledge announced the new society theme will be “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.” The theme focuses on reimagining the building industry by not only integrating industry segments, but technology. He explained how capturing and linking knowledge requires an understanding of how to collect, store and analyze data so that it is insightful and actionable.
“We have an opportunity to challenge what work is, how it should be approached and where it can be performed,” said Gulledge. “We can engage our workforce in activities that seek and create value. Data, becomes a critical resource. Everything that unfolds in the future revolves around data.”
Gulledge is a senior mechanical engineer at Environmental Air Systems LLC in High Point, North Carolina.
Elected officers who will serve one-year terms are as follows:
ASHRAE introduced its newest directors and regional chairs who will serve three-year terms from 2020-23:
ASHRAE also introduced its newest directors-at-large (DALs):