The retirement of Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute CEO Jack Klimp June 1 is leading the manufacturer organization to restructure itself.
AHRI officials said the
association is modifying staff responsibilities to accomplish its core mission
of excellence in standards, certification and advocacy.
R. Yurek will continue to serve as the association’s president, with the
support of Joe Mattingly, who will continue as general counsel and corporate
secretary; Stephanie Murphy, who will have responsibility for finance,
membership and office operations; Bill Tritsis, who will have direct
responsibility for certification programs; and Henry Hwong, who will have
responsibility for standards, product section services and statistical
Francis Dietz will oversee public affairs,
meetings and education. David Calabrese will continue to have overall
responsibility for government, regulatory and international affairs. Karim
Amrane, Don Davis and Jim Walters will assist them.
positions of executive vice president and senior vice president of public
affairs have been eliminated. Five additional positions also were eliminated.
have taken these steps to strengthen the ability of our staff to provide
quality member services while preparing for the real possibility that we will
need to expand our advocacy efforts both at home and abroad in the near
future,” said AHRI Chairman Keith Coursin. “Our industry is absolutely vital to
the health, comfort, and safety of people all over the world, and I am
confident in the ability of our staff to represent us in a proactive,
Association announces retirement,
July 7, 2009