Register for the February Chapter
Letter from the President
Welcome to the year 2016, and the midpoint of the ASHRAE season! This year, our chapter turns 99 years old, and continues a rich tradition of ASHRAE membership.
This year we’ll also be the host of the 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference (June 25-29). This is a challenging endeavor, and I’m thankful we have a leader like Vinny Stanec to make it a success. His committee has done tremendous work thus far, but it’s not over yet.
This month’s regular meeting is our “R in Refrigeration” theme, where we host speakers focusing on refrigeration topics. Join us on January 11th, and don’t forget that we transition to evening meetings after the new year.
Finally, Society has asked that all chapters adopt a new set of bylaws. Our current bylaws were adopted in 2004, and are out of sync with national recommendations. The board will be considering the new bylaws this month and hopefully voting to accept an approved version next month.
Jim Rosick, Chapter President
- January 11, 2016
- Russo’s Spazio Westport
- 12031 Lackland Rd.
4:15 – 4:45 Registration & Networking
4:45 – 5:35 Technical Session
5:45 – 7:00 Dinner and Main Session
*All programs for the rest of the year will be in the evening.
February 8, 2016 / Student Night/SMACNA
March 14, 2016 / Tour Night
April 11, 2016 / Scholarship and Awards
You are invited to become a Sponsor of the After Party!
- Saturday, June 25
- 9pm – 1am
- Thaxton Speakeasy (after Welcome Party)
- Hosted by St. Louis Chapter
- All proceeds from this event benefit ASHRAE Research Promotion
Jeff Henderson is our newest addition to the Board of Governors and has graciously stepped up to the plate to help out with Programs for the remainder of the year after Dan Krack stepped down from his position. Welcome aboard, Jeff!
- Name: Jeff Henderson
- Company and Position: Midwest Machinery, Sales Manager
- What does your company do/provide? We are a commercial/industrial equipment sales representative. We work with consulting engineers, contractors, and end users on projects to optimize their mechanical system design utilizing the latest technologies and products.
- How long have you worked for them? How long have you worked in this industry? I have worked with Midwest Machinery for 8 wonderful years. I have been in the industry for 10 years.
- How did you come to work in your field? After graduating from Missouri S&T (UMR at the time), I took a position as an Inside Project Engineer for York/JCI in their Houston Sales office. After about a year doing that, I made a move to Outside Sales Engineer. In 2007, I moved back home to St. Louis to work as a Sales Engineer for Midwest Machinery. I have since become Sales Manager for the St. Louis office, overseeing our entire territory, roughly spanning the eastern half of Missouri and the southern two-thirds of Illinois.
- What’s your favorite thing about working in this industry? Getting to collaborate with other engineers and contractors on exciting/interesting projects that don’t fit the mold of a typical job. I love being able to help an engineer do something different or difficult with the equipment we represent, and then seeing that plan put into place.
- What’s your least favorite thing about working in this industry? Probably just the ups and downs of the construction economy.
- What’s your involvement in ASHRAE? I have been an Associate Member since 2007, but just in the last couple years began getting more involved. I was on the Programs Committee last year, and was elected to the Board of Governors after a vacancy opened up back in November of 2015.
- What is your responsibility on the Board? I will be taking over as the Programs Committee Chair for the rest of this year.
- What advice would you give someone just graduating college and starting in the HVAC world? Talk to experienced engineers in this industry. There is a wealth of knowledge out there, and you can’t be afraid to ask questions. Also, get involved in ASHRAE, SMACNA, USGBC, and other organizations where you can meet other engineers with similar backgrounds.
- What made you want to be involved in ASHRAE? (Either on the board or as a regular member.) I first signed up with ASHRAE in 2007 in order to network and meet other people in our industry. As it became more clear what ASHRAE really was, I was motivated to become more involved. I love how ASHRAE brings our local industry together once a month where we can talk about new technologies, recent projects, and current events as they relate to us.
- Do you have a favorite sport or team? I love all the local teams…Rams, Blues, Cards, and try to go to many games as possible.
- What’s your favorite type of music or favorite band? I am a big fan of 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s rock music.
- What’s your favorite thing to do for fun? I love to play golf when the weather allows it.
- Where is the coolest place you have traveled? My wife and I got married in 2012 in Venice, Italy. We spent a week there, and got to really explore the city.
- When you retire and have a lot more time on your hands, what will you do? Lots of golf and travel.
The annual Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Technical Conference was held in December to close the first half of the ASHRAE year out for the St. Louis Chapter. The seminar revolved around four speakers on various topics: natatorium design and dehumidification, steam systems, design and commissioning for data centers, and OR and hybrid suite design and commissioning. Thank you to all our presenters!
- Ralph Kittler – Natatorium Design and Dehumidification
- Chris Barth – Steam Systems
- David Meyers – Design and Cx for Data Centers
- Keith Esarey & Eric Reuther – OR and Hybrid Suite Design and Cx
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Meeting Date: January 11th, 2016
Russo’s Spazio Westport
12031 Lackland Rd
St. Louis, MO 63146
4:15 PM– 4:45 PM Registration & Networking
4:45 PM – 5:35 PM Technical Session
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner and Main Session
“Refrigeration 401” by Tom Mathews
This presentation provides a technical review of ways to improve energy efficiency for refrigeration systems. Tom will provide an in depth review regarding the effects of system components and selection.
About the Speaker:
Tom Mathews has an extensive background with supermarket refrigeration, HVAC, and controls. Prior to starting his own company in 2007, he has held several roles and responsibilities for other organizations. From 1991 thru 1997 he served as the Director of Engineering for Hannaford Brothers, Company, a major East Coast supermarket chain. From 2004 thru 2007 he worked for Emerson Climate Technologies as a VP in Business Development.
“What to Expect from an EPA Inspection” by Keilly Witman
This presentation will identify probable causes and outcomes of an EPA inspection for refrigeration systems. Keilly will discuss the importance of refrigerant management and accurate record keeping. She will also touch on legal impacts for these inspections.
About the Speaker:
Keilly Witman is currently the owner of KW Refrigerant Management Strategy, LLC, a consulting firm that helps the supermarket industry manage the many challenges with refrigeration restrictions. Prior to starting her firm, Keilly ran the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership which grew to encompass 8,500 supermarkets nationally.
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