The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) installed new officers and directors during its 2011 Annual Meeting, held June 25-29 in Montreal.
The new president is Ronald Jarnagin, staff scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash. His presidential theme is “Sustaining ASHRAE Through Leadership.”
Also installed for a one-year term were:
President-Elect Thomas Watson, PE, chief engineer, McQuay International, Staunton, Va.
Treasurer William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, professor, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Vice President Constantinos A. Balaras, PhD, PE, research director, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece.
Vice President Ross D. Montgomery, PE, owner, Quality Systems and Technology Inc., Palmetto, Fla.
Vice President T. David Underwood, P.Eng., retired, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Vice President Timothy G. Wentz, PE, associate professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The following were installed for three-year terms running from 2011 to 2014:
Region VII Director and Regional Chair Jeff W. Gatlin, PE, vice president and co-owner, Thompson Engineers Inc., Memphis, Tenn.
Region VIII Director and Regional Chair John L. Harrod, PE, senior mechanical engineer, SAIC Energy, Environment and Infrastructure LLC, Oklahoma City.
Region IX Director and Regional Chair Richard J. Bowman, owner, Mechanical Concepts LLC, Wichita, Kan.
Region X Director and Regional Chair Michael T. Burgess, PE, president, Burgess Group, San Diego.
Region at Large Director and Regional Chair Ashok K. Virmani, managing director and owner, Suvidha Engineers India Pvt. Ltd., Noida, India.
Director at Large Roberto R. Aguilo, PE, owner, Ing. Aguilo and Associates, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and professor, Universidad Nacional de Luján, Argentina.
Director at Large Patricia Graef, PE, director, evaporative-media core technology, Munters Corp., Fort Myers, Fla.
Director at Large Stephen D. Kennedy, territorial-affairs manager, Georgia Power Co., Atlanta.