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ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2016-17 at its Annual Meeting held June 25-29. The new president is Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, associate professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. As ASHRAE’s president, Wentz chairs the society’s board of directors and executive committee. His theme, Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow, is based on the goal in the society’s strategic plan to adapt. Wentz 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,” he said. “It’s in the power of adapting that lives, organizations, 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.”
Other officers installed for a one-year term are:
ASHRAE installed the following directors to serve three-year terms from 2016-19.