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Membership Advancements—May 2018

The following members were approved for advancement to Member grade during April 2018.



Mr. Shijo John


Mr. Pablo Echevarria


Mr. Robert R. Engle


Mrs. Megan L. Sterl

Big Sky

Mr. Joseph Vito Lembo


Mr. Steven J. O'Connell


Mr. Chris Carlsen

Central Oklahoma

Dr. Kyle R. Gluesenkamp

East Tennessee

Mr. Leslie T. Taniyama


Mr. Jerry C. Burstedt


Mr. Benjamin Oliver

London (Canada)

Mr. Jonah R. Allaben

Long Island

Mr. Andrew John Desiderio, P.E.

Long Island

Andrew Desiderio

Long Island

Robert Fuchs

Long Island

James Gutman

Long Island

Christian Schuler

Long Island

Raj Prime

Long Island

Murat Bayramoglu

Long Island

David Bloom

Long Island

Jaymus Burke

Long Island

Zhigang Xu

Long Island

Bryan Tedesco

Long Island

Somya Mishra

Long Island

Joseph Temperini

Long Island

Mirza Sajjal

Long Island

Mr Ryan Holmes, P.E.


Tyler Stusynski


Mr. Mario Luis Mendoza Blanco

New York

Mr. Amirmahyar Azizi Yeganeh

Orange Empire

Mr. Joshua Williams


Mr. John W. Lecompte

Puget Sound

Mr. Roseller Maristela Torre Jr.


Mr. Gerald D. Dyck, P.Eng.

Southern Alberta

Mr. Herathga Randika Amarasuriya

Sri Lanka

Mrs. Amy M. Koch


The requirements are that a Member have the equivalent of 12 Society-approved years of experience composed of an approved combination of: (1) completed education beyond high school; (2) work experience; and (3) professional engineering or related registration or license issued by a legally authorized body.

To advance from Associate to Member, you must update your ASHRAE bio online, and notify you have an updated bio and wish to be considered for grade advancement.

Tips for updating bios:

1.     Log into by selecting ‘Join or Login’ in the upper right corner. Enter your email and password and select ‘Sign In’.

2.     Select ‘My Account’ in the upper right corner of the homepage.

3.     Select the ‘Biographical Information’ tab along the top tab options. Add all educational degrees, work history, and relevant professional licenses.

4.     Confirm that your contact information is current by selecting ‘Contact Info’.