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2017-2018 BOD

President

Bjarne Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2017-2018 term. Olesen has previously served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, Vice President and Director-at-Large.

In Olesen’s theme, “Extending our Community,” he focuses his theme on three directives: extend our global community; extend our technological horizons; and extend our value to members.

“Extending our global community will acknowledge our interconnectedness worldwide and embrace our shared needs and objectives,” Olesen said. “The technical guidance we produce for all members is made stronger by global diversity.”

Bjarne Olesen

From the start of Olesen’s time with ASHRAE, he did not have the opportunity to get involved with a local chapter to dedicate his time and efforts to the HVAC industry – and believes in the importance of working together to create a better built environment.

“Many of our members are only active on one side – either the technical side, mainly at the Society level, or the grassroots side at the local chapter level,” Olesen said. “However, one side cannot live without the other. We will work to extend our global connections and more strongly link our members worldwide. Doing so will strengthen our Society’s knowledge base, community reach and ability to shape a more sustainable world.”

Olesen is the Director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy and a Professor at Danish Technical University.

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Olesen has been a part of many technical committees and been a Coordinating Officer of various committees, most recently: Conferences and Expositions Committee, Chapter Technology Transfer Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, Membership Promotion Committee, Research Promotion Committee, Student Activities Committee and Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee.

For his efforts and dedication to ASHRAE, Olesen is the recipient of the Lou Flagg Historical Award, Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Olesen earned his Ph.D. in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1975 and Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1972 – both degrees obtained from the Technical University of Denmark.

 

 

Executive Committee

President

Bjarne OlesenBjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member
Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

 

 

President-Elect

Sheila HayterSheila J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado

 

 

Treasurer

Darryl BoyceDarryl K. Boyce, P.Eng.
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Vice President

Mick SchwedlerMichael CA Schwedler
Trane
La Crosse, Wisconsin

 

 

Vice President

Ginger ScogginsGinger Scoggins, P.E.
Engineered Designs
Raleigh, North Carolina

 

 

Vice President

Edward TsuiEdward Tsui
Intelligent Technologies Ltd.
Hong Kong

 

 

Vice President

Julia Keen Aug2017-100x125.jpgJulia A. Keen, Ph.D., P.E.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

 

 

Secretary

Jeff LittletonJeff Littleton
ASHRAE
Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

Directors and Regional Chairs

 

Region I Director and Regional Chair

Bill WalterWilliam “Bill” F. Walter
Carrier Corp.
Syracuse, New York

 

 

Region II Director and Regional Chair

Doug CochraneDouglas C. Cochrane, P.Eng.
Carrier Enterprise Canada
Mississauga, Ontario

 

 

Region III Director and Regional Chair

Roger JonesRoger K. Jones, P.E.
EMS Technologies
Herndon, Virginia

 

 

Region IV Director and Regional Chair

George AustinGeorge W. “Billy” Austin Jr., P.E., BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, HBDP, HFDP, OPMP
Shultz Engineering Group
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

 

Region V Director and Regional Chair

Douglas FickDouglas David Fick, P.E.
TRC Worldwide MEP
Fishers, Indiana

 

 

Region VI Director and Regional Chair

Benjamin SkeltonBenjamin A. Skelton, P.E., BEMP
Cyclone Energy Group
Chicago, Illinois

 

 

Region VII Director and Regional Chair

Michael CooperMichael P. Cooper, P.E.
Kenner, Louisiana

 

 

Region VIII Director and Regional Chair

Jonathan SymkoJonathan I. Symko
QSC Consultants Inc.
Sugar Land, Texas

 

 

Region IX Director and Regional Chair

Trent HuntTrenton S. Hunt
Midvale, Utah

 

 

Region X Director and Regional Chair

Marites CaladMarites Dagulo Calad
Norman S Wright
Waipahu, Hawaii

 

 

Region XI Director and Regional Chair

Keith YeltonKeith A. Yelton, Life Member
ACI Mechanical and HVAC Sales
Portland, Oregon

 

 

Region XII Director and Regional Chair

Daniel RogersDaniel R. Rogers, P.E.
Flow Control Technology Co.
Tampa, Florida

 

 

Region XIII Director and Regional Chair

Ng Yong KongIr. Ng Yong Kong
NYK Engineering and Trading
Subang Jaya, Malaysia

 

 

Region XIV Director and Regional Chair

Costas BalarasConstantinos A Balaras, Ph.D., P.Eng.
NOA
Vrilisia, Greece

 

 

Region-At-Large Director and Regional Chair

Farooq MehboobFarooq Mehboob, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member
S. Mehboob and Co., Consulting Engineers
Karachi, Pakistan

 

 

 

Directors-at-Large

 

Van BaxterVan D. Baxter, P.E.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Erich BinderErich Binder
Erich Binder Consulting
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Donald BrandtDonald L. Brandt
Trane
Phoenix,, Arizona

Essam KhalilEssam Eldin Khalil, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE
Cairo University
Egypt

Dennis KnightDennis Knight, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP
Whole Building Systems
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Tom LawrenceThomas “Tom” M. Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E.
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Lawrence MarkelLawrence C. Markel, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member
CSRA, Inc.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Tim McGinnTim J. McGinn, P.E.
DIALOG
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bill McQuadeWilliam “Bill” F. McQuade, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE
Johnson Controls
York, Pennsylvania