The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) have honored Jim VerShaw, chief engineer for Trane Residential HVAC & Supply at Ingersoll Rand, with the AHRI Richard C. Schulze Award. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.
The Award recognizes individuals who are leaders in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry and who have made significant contributions throughout their careers. AHRI leaders presented VerShaw with the award at their annual meeting held in Miami earlier this month.
“(Jim’s) outstanding contributions include the development of industry standards, certification guidelines and federal regulations. He recently worked with the U.S. Department of Energy on the new efficiency levels coming out in 2023. He also has driven a number of innovative solutions for the industry; he is named as a co-inventor on eight separate patents, said Stephen Yurek, president and chief executive officer of AHRI.
“Jim inspires all of us with his passion for creating the best possible solutions for our customers and increasing sustainability standards throughout the industry,” said Matt Pereira, vice president of engineering and technology for Residential HVAC & Supply at Ingersoll Rand. “He helps drive sustainability standards by representing our business and what is best for the customers as rules and regulations are developed, and then brings that knowledge back to the Trane design teams to make sure that the solutions they develop meet or exceed those regulations.”