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Outstanding Achievements Recognized At ASHRAE's Annual Conference

ATLANTA —Ninety-four people will be recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the built environment industry at the Society’s 2015 Annual Conference held here June 27-July 1.

Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award
Raymond Cohen, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, receives the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award. This annual award is given to an ASHRAE Fellow for continuous preeminence in engineering or research work. Cohen is retired and resides in Valparaiso, Ind. He served as the Herrick Professor of Engineering and the director of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Andrew T. Boggs Service Award.  
Presidential Member Bill Harrison, Life Member, receives the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award.  The award recognizes an Exceptional Service Award recipient for continuing unselfish, dedicated and distinguished service. Harrison is CEO, Harrison Energy Partners, Little Rock, Ark.

Distinguished 50-Year Member Award
The Distinguished 50-Year Member Award is given to individuals who have been a member for a minimum of 50 years, and who have performed outstanding service. The following six members received the award:

  • Arthur G. Bendelius, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is president, A&G Consultants, Inc., Big Canoe, Ga.
  • Robert S. Burdick, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is owner, Burdick Refrigeration Engineering, Training/Technology, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Paul N. Deltz, P.E, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is president and owner, MEPFC Engineering LLC., New Braunfels, Texas.
  • James H. Lang, Life Member, is being recognized posthumously. He resided in Atlanta, Ga., prior to his death.
  • Vincent D. Lee-Thorp, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, resides in Great Falls, Va.
  • Evans J. Lizardos, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, OPMP, is president, Lizardos Engineering Associates, Mineola, N.Y.
  • Presidential Member Ronald P. Vallort, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is president of Ron Vallort and Associates, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Elmhurst, Ill.

Exceptional Service Award
The Exceptional Service Award recognizes Distinguished Service Award recipients who have continued to serve faithfully and with exemplary effort. Eleven members were recognized:

  • Donald L. Brandt is retired from Trane Co., Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Steven Emmerich is acting group leader, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Paul W. Francisco is a research engineer, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and senior coordinator, Indoor Climate Research and Training Group, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, Ill.
  • Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP,is senior mechanical engineer, AC Corp., Greensboro, N.C.
  • John Hogan, P.E., is a consultant, Seattle, Wash.
  • Ira G. Poston is account executive, Duke Energy, Burlington, N.C.
  • Mick Schwedler, P.E., is manager, applications engineering, Trane Co., La Crosse, Wis.
  • M. Ginger Scoggins, P.E., is president, Engineered Designs Inc., Cary, N.C.
  • Vincent Tse, RPE, C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, is managing director, WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff, China Region, MEP Building, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.
  • Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, is an associate professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
  • Thomas Werkema is retired from Arkema Inc., Louisville, Tenn.

Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award salutes members of any grade who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction and who have given freely of their time and talent in chapter, regional and Society activities. The following 49 members were selected:

  • Devin A. Abellon, P.E., is business development manager – engineering services, Uponor North America, Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Raymond J. Albrecht, P.E., is principal, Raymond J. Albrecht LLC., Westerlo, N.Y.
  • Gary L. Berlin, Life Member, is president, Humidity Consulting LLC., Penryn, Pa.
  • Jeff Boldt, P.E., HBDP, is director of engineering, KJWW Engineering, Madison, Wis.
  • J. Steven Brown, Fellow ASHRAE, is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and associate dean of engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Fabio Clavijo, P.E., is president, Tecnaire Ltda., Bogota, Colombia.
  • Douglas Cochrane, P.Eng., is engineering sales manager, Carrier Enterprise Canada, Mississauga, Ontario.
  • Alan P. Cohen is principal engineer, UOP LLC., Des Plaines, Ill.
  • Charles W. Coward, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is president, Waddell Engineering Co., Moorestown, N.J.
  • Robert Craddock is managing director, Inland Metal, Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • W. Stuart Dols is a mechanical engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • H. Jay Enck, BEAP, CPMP, HBDP, is chief technology officer, Commissioning and Green Building Solutions Inc., Duluth, Ga.
  • John Michael Filler Jr., P.E., HBDP, is product manager, Trane/Ingersoll Rand, Pueblo, Colo.
  • William J. Fisk, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is senior scientist and group leader, Indoor Environment Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Paul W. Francisco is a research engineer, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and senior coordinator, Indoor Climate Research and Training Group, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Champaign, Ill.
  • Thomas Arthur Gilbertson, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is president, Thomas A. Gilbertson and Associates, Inc., Moraga, Calif.
  • Melvin G. Glass, P.E., is partner and vice president of engineering, EMC Engineers, El Paso, Texas.
  • Norman Grusnick, P.Eng., is commercial products manager, Ecco Supply, Burnaby, British Columbia.
  • Lixing Gu, Ph.D., P.E., is principal research engineer, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, Fla.
  • Susanna Hanson is principal applications engineer, Trane Co., La Crosse, Wis.
  • Philip Haves, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, is staff engineer and leader of the Simulation Research Group, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Jennifer A. Isenbeck, P.E., CPMP, is GM/Facilities Engineering, Sodexo, Tampa, Fla.
  • T. Randall Jones, Life Member, is president, Chapman Co., Charleston, S.C.
  • Debra H. Kennoy is senior research chemist, Arkema Inc., King of Prussia, Pa.
  • Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., is president, AnSight LLC., Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Thomas H. Kuehn, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, is a professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
  • Josephine Lau, Ph.D., is an assistant professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha.
  • Cesar Luis DL. Lim, PME, Fellow ASHRAE, is a consultant and process engineering design manager, Archen Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of San Miguel Corp., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
  • Chao-Hsin Lin, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is a technical Fellow, Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash.
  • Itzhak Maor, Ph.D., P.E., is director, Smart Building Technology, Johnson Controls Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Janice K. Means, P.E., Life Member, is an associate professor, College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich.
  • Paul W. Meisel, P.E., is vice president of engineering, Kinetics Noise Control Inc., Dublin, Ohio.
  • Harry M. Milliken III, Life Member, is Northeast regional sales manager, Desert Aire Corp., Germantown, Wis.
  • Stephen W. Nicholas is president, Air Industries Inc., North Andover, Mass.
  • Paul T. Ninomura, P.E., HFDP, is a mechanical engineer, Indian Health Service, Seattle, Wash.
  • Darin W. Nutter, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is a professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • W. Vance Payne II, Ph.D., is a mechanical engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Engineering Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division, HVAC&R Equipment Performance Group, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Kenneth C. Peet, P.E., Life Member, retired, is the former owner, LSE Engineering, Louisville, Ky.
  • Ashish Rakheja is managing director, AEON Consultants, Noida, India.
  • Brian L. Reynolds is staff engineer, Trane Co., La Crosse, Wis.
  • John M. Talbott, P.E., Life Member, is sole proprietor, Talbott Consulting, Baltimore, Md.
  • Adrienne Thomle is a global product manager, Honeywell, Reno, Nev.
  • Paolo Tronville, Ph.D., is an associate professor, Politecnico Di Torino, Department of Energy, Torino, Italy.
  • Edward Tsui is director, Intelligent Technologies Group Inc., Wanchai, Hong Kong.
  • Filza H. Walters is program director, Architectural Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Mich.
  • Richard Decker Watson is president, SSHC Inc., Westbrook, Conn.
  • William A. Webb, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is managing director, Webb Fire Protection Consulting LLC., Brooksville, Fla.
  • David P. Wilson, Ph.D., is a refrigerant safety standards and chemistry consultant and retiree, Honeywell International, Fluorine Products Research and Development, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Douglas F. Zentz is HVAC program coordinator, College of Engineering Technology, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.

Journal Paper Award
Paul Lindahl receives the Journal Paper Award for the article, “Cold Weather Operation of Cooling Towers,” judged to be the best article published in ASHRAE Journal. The article was published in March 2014.  Lindahl is director of market development, SPX Thermal Equipment and Services, Overland Park, Kan.

Crosby Field Award
Didier Thevenard, Ph.D., P.Eng., and Mark W. Shephard are the recipients of the Crosby Field Award.  Their paper, “Temperature Trends for Locations Listed in the Tables of Climatic Design Conditions in the 2013 ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals,” was judged to be the best paper presented before the Society. Thevenard is a system data manager, Canadian Solar, Guelph, Ontario; Shephard is a physical scientist, Environment Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

Technical Paper Award/Poster Presentation Award
The following paper received a Technical Paper Award, which recognizes the authors of the best papers presented at Society conferences.

Limin Zhou, Ph.D., David W. Herrin, Ph.D., P.E., and Tianxiang Li, Ph.D., receive an award for “A Design Approach for Preventing and Solving Combustion Oscillation Problems.” They also receive a Poster Presentation Award, which recognizes the authors of peer-reviewed technical papers with the best visual and technical information presented at Society meetings. Zhou is an acoustics test engineer, Akustica Inc., Bosch Group, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Herrin is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington; and Li is an associate research professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Tami M. Brandl, Ph.D.; Morgan D. Hayes, Hongwei Xin, John A. Nienaber, Ph.D., P.E.;  Hong Li, Roger A. Eigenberg, John P. Stinn, Ph.D., and Timothy A. Shepherd receive an award for “Heat and Moisture Production of Modern Swine.” Brandl is an agriculture engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ag Research Service, Meat  Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.; Hayes is a clinical assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.; Xin is Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor and director of the Egg Industry Center, Iowa State University, Ames; Nienaber is a collaborator, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ag Research Service, Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.; Li is an assistant professor, University of Delaware, Newark; Eigenberg is an agricultural engineer, U.S.  Department of Agriculture, Ag Research Center, Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb.;  Stinn is environmental projects manager, Iowa Select Farms, Iowa Falls; and Shepherd is a teaching lab coordinator, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames.

Scott Bucking, Ph.D., Andreas Athienitis, Ph.D., Eng., and Radu Zmeureanu, Ph.D., Eng., receive an award for “Multi-Objective Optimal Design of a Near Net Zero Energy Solar House.” Bucking is a postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hamilton, Ontario;  Athienitis is a professor and NSERC/Hydro Quebec Industrial Research chair, and scientific director, NSERC Smart Net Zero Energy Buildings Strategic Research Network, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec; Zmeureanu is a professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

Yang Zou, Ph.D., Hanfei Tuo, Ph.D., and Pega S. Hrnjak, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, receive an award for “R410A Maldistribution Impact on the Performance of Microchannel Evaporator.” Zou is a research engineer, Creative Thermal Solutions Inc., Urbana, Ill.; Tuo is a development specialist, R&D Research Center, Praxair Inc., Tonawanda, N.Y.; Hrnjak is with the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

Willis H. Carrier Award
Morgan D. Hayes receives the Willis H. Carrier Award, which is given to a member 32 years of age or younger for presenting an outstanding paper at a Society conference.  The award is presented for “Heat and Moisture Production of Modern Swine.” Hayes is a clinical assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

Lincoln Bouillon Award
Gregory A. Schnable of the Sacramento Valley Chapter receives the Lincoln Bouillon Award.  The award recognizes a member who performs the most outstanding work in increasing  membership. The award commemorates Presidential Member Bouillon’s efforts in recruiting new members.  Schnable is senior sales engineer, Clyde Equipment Co. Inc., Lafayette, Calif.

Chapter Program Star Award
William P. Lee, P.E., HFDP, of the Hawaii Chapter, receives the Chapter Program Star Award, which recognizes excellence in chapter program endeavors. He is principal, mechanical and fire protection engineering, Coffman Engineers, Honolulu, Hawaii.

William J. Collins JrResearch Promotion (RP) Award
Robert C. Kunkel, P.E., HFDP, of the Tucson Chapter, receives the William J. Collins Jr. RP Award. The award, named in honor of Presidential Member Collins, recognizes a chapter RP chair who excels in raising funds for ASHRAE’s RP campaign. Kunkel is a mechanical engineer, KC Mechanical Engineering LLC, Tucson, Ariz.

Environmental Health Award
John D. Spengler, Ph.D., receives the Environmental Health Award, which recognizes excellence in volunteer service focused on environmental health issues. Spengler is Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.

Government Activities Award
Robert Craddock of the Regina Chapter and Ross D. Montgomery, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, HBDP, CPMP, BEMP, BEAP, of the Florida West Coast Chapter, receive the Government Activities Award. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding effort and achievement in state, provincial and local government activities in connection with technical issues related to the Society. Craddock is managing director, Inland Metal, Regina, Saskatchewan; Montgomery is president, Quality Systems and Technology Inc., Parrish, Fla.

Student Activities Achievement Award
Adam Parker of the Southern Piedmont Chapter receives the Student Activities Achievement Award, which recognizes a chapter Student Activities Committee chair for service related to the goals and growth of student activities.  Parker is territory manager, PACE Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

Homer Addams Award
Limin Zhou, Ph.D., receives the Homer Addams Award, which honors a graduate student who has been engaged in an ASHRAE research project. The award encourages graduate student research and perpetuates the memory of its namesake, ASHVE Presidential Member Addams. Zhou is an acoustics test engineer, Akustica Inc., Bosch Group, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award
Zhecho Dimitrov Bolashikov, Ph.D., receives the Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award, which is given to a promising investigator for significant accomplishment in the general area of peoples’ response to the environment. Bolashikov works at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering, International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

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