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Walter-Spiegel-Dies

Presidential Member Spiegel Dies


 

Presidential Member Walter F. Spiegel, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, died July 18, 2012. He contributed 57 years of service with ASHRAE, having joined the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, an ASHRAE predecessor society, in 1955.

Spiegel, 89, Silver Spring, Md., served as the Society’s president in 1972-73. His presidential theme, Meeting New Challenges, focused on extending all facets of the Society’s activities “including research, membership growth, improved services to members, expanding publications policy and increased attention to developing technology for the benefit and survival of mankind.”

            Under his leadership, ASHRAE created a five-year fiscal plan to help regulate expenditures in line with forecasted income; developed a Composite Index of Technical Articles, making it easier for members to locate technical material from various ASHRAE publications; and experimented with a proposed format for regional meetings, determining that annual Society meetings must be retained as a separate and necessary meeting place for “the many important interfacing technical and administrative functions that must be performed.” He also oversaw creation of the Historical Committee to collect data about the industry, as well as the revamping of the Society’s Research Promotion program, which saw doubling of research funds over the previous year.

He held all offices in the Philadelphia Chapter.

He received a Distinguished 50-Year Member Award in 2000, the F. Paul Anderson Award in 1985 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1983, and was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 1975.