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Charles E. Gulledge III, 2020-2021 ASHRAE President

Charles E. Gulledge III, 2020-21 ASHRAE President
Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, Fellow ASHRAE, 2020-21 ASHRAE President

Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2020-21 term. Gulledge previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director-at-large.

For his time and dedication to ASHRAE and the industry, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, Chapter Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, two ASHRAE Technology Awards and the Dan Mills Technology Award.

His theme for the 2020-21 ASHRAE Society Year is The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.”

“Why should we engage in digital transformation? To gain a competitive advantage amongst our peers, position ourselves as the go-to resource for clients, improve margins, provide greater value, and attract and retain a digitally skilled workforce.”

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Gulledge has served as chair of the Members Council and the President-Elect Advisory Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Standards Membership Ad Hoc Committee, chair of the Development Committee for Fundraising, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees and presidential ad hoc committees.

Gulledge’s theme focuses on reimagining the building industry and ASHRAE’s place in it by integrating not only industry segments, but also technology.

“Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable.”

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Gulledge’s career in HVAC spans over 36 years. He entered the industry as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels and moveable swing-span bridges. Over his career, he has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Environmental Air Systems, LLC.  He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers a variety of  market sectors; including transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, sports, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical, and hospitality. 

Gulledge is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


Presidential Address: The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0

Presentation abstract: Digital transformation is not simply associated with adopting new technical solutions. Knowledge needs to be captured and linked in such a way that ALL relevant stakeholders’ benefit. Doing so requires understanding of how to collect, store, and analyze data; so that it is insightful and actionable. The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0 focuses on reimagining the building industry by not only integrating industry segments, but technology. This presentation will examine how ASHRAE will lead the industry in becoming a part of the digital transformation that will guide the building industry into the next decade and beyond. 


President Gulledge in the Media

Contracting Business | Planting Seeds of Digital Innovation

 

Presidential Presentation

Read the complete manuscript of Mr. Gulledge's address given at the July 2, 2020 Leadership Moment (.pptx is 800 MB)

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Chuck's Presidential Speech

ASHRAE’s Vision For the Future
The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.

2020-21 ASHRAE President Chuck Gulledge shares his Leadership Moment
ASHRAE’s Vision For the Future: The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0. July 2, 2020

 

Knowledge Portal: The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0

In support of this year's theme, ASHRAE has prepared a comprehensive list of ASHRAE resources to support the 2020-21 Society theme of The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0. 

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