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Rolling Meadows, Ill. – RSES is proud to announce the names of members who were awarded RSES Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist status October 2014 through March 2015.
In order to become a CM, a RSES Member must first pass a rigorous examination that tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. CM-level members are recognized industry-wide as having achieved a superior level of HVACR knowledge. The RSES CM exam is based heavily on theory and practical applications.
The following RSES members passed the CM exam and were awarded CM status: James R. Keith, CM, of the Greater Chicago Chapter, Chicago; Randy J. LeBlanc, CM, of the Boston Chapter, Grafton, Mass.; Juan M. Munoz-Arreola, CM, of the Laney College Chapter, Oakland, Calif.; Anthony V. Ortega, CM, of the Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles; Bruce Pride, CM, of the Long Beach Chapter, Long Beach, Calif.; Mark A. Ferguson, CM, of the Cowtown Chapter, Fort Worth, Texas; Jose J. Medina, CM, of the Refrigeration Association of San Antonio Chapter, San Antonio; J.F. Townsend, CM, of the Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles; Lou Abruzzese, CM, of the Camden Chapter, Camden, N.J.; Joseph A. Mullaney II, CM, of the Westchester County Chapter, White Plaines, N.Y.; Allen Spearman, CM, of the Mid-State Chapter, State College, Pa.; Samuel C. Cress, CM, of the Twin Cities Chapter, Minneapolis; and Brian J. Metzger, CM, of the Souris Chapter, Minot, N.D.
To obtain CMS status, a SM or RSES Member must first pass the CM examination. CMS status is earned by passing one or more of the eight Specialist examinations available. Specialist exam categories include: Commercial Refrigeration; Commercial Air Conditioning; Heating; Controls; Domestic Service; HVACR Electrical; Heat Pumps; and Dynamic Compression.
The following RSES members passed a CMS exam and were awarded CMS status: Dones G. Mayhay, CMS, of the Kennedy King Chapter, Chicago, passed the exam in HVACR Electrical; George Koedel, CMS, of the Arrowhead Chapter, Riverside, Calif., passed the exam in HVACR Electrical; James R. Keith, CMS, of the Greater Chicago Chapter, Chicago, passed the exam in HVACR Electrical; Anthony V. Ortega, CMS, of the Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles, passed the exam in HVACR Electrical; Floyd F. Azbell, CMS, of the Eastern Shore Chapter, Salisbury, Md., passed the exam in Domestic Service; and John P. Nelson, CMS, of the Elkhorn Valley Chapter, Norfolk, Neb., passed the exam in Domestic Service and HVACR Electrical.
The CM/CMS exam series originated in 1935 and the SM classification was introduced in September 2008. For additional information, please contact the Educational Branch of RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or by faxing 847-297-5038.
Finally, the TruTech Scholar Award is presented quarterly to the RSES Member who earns the highest score on the RSES Certificate Member exam and the RSES Member who earns the highest score on the RSES Certificate Member Specialist exam. The winners of the award for the October-December quarter are Anthony V. Ortega, CM, for the highest CM score, and Dones G. Mayhay, CMS, who passed the HVACR Electrical exam with the highest overall score. The winners of the award for the January-March quarter are Allen Spearman, CM, for the highest CM score, and Floyd. F. Azbell, CMS, who passed the Domestic Service exam with the highest overall score. Each TruTech Scholar Award winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to purchase TruTech merchandise.