The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) held its Annual Meeting November 12–14 in Miami, Fla., during which it elected its new officers and presented awards to industry leaders.
"We are honored to recognize very deserving individuals and also to welcome these innovative leaders," said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. "We are very grateful to them for their service to AHRI and the HVACR and water heating industry."
AHRI's new Chairman is Chris Peel, President and COO of Atlanta-based Rheem Manufacturing, a manufacturer residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment.
The officers and Executive Committee are as follows:
The Richard C. Schulze Award is given for distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the industry's goals and objectives. AHRI congratulates:
In 2017, AHRI honored two individuals with Distinguished Service Awards, AHRI's highest honor, which recognizes individuals who are leaders in the industry and who have made significant contributions throughout their careers. AHRI honored Dave LaGrand, retired from Nortek Global HVAC, and Tom Watson, retired from Daikin Applied.
AHRI also presented its Public Service Award to John Ehlen, Senior Account Executive, at Penton Media.