Jim Boldt of Broan-NuTone LLC in Hartford, Wis., was elected to serve a two-year term as chairman of the board for the Home Ventilating Institute.

The announcement was made at the association’s annual meeting Oct. 6 in Chicago.

John Fox of Air King Ventilation Products in West Chester, Pa., was elected as vice chairman and treasurer, while Russell Pope of Soler & Palau in Jacksonville, Fla., was elected as secretary. Peter Grinbergs of Airia Brands Inc. in London, Ontario, now serves as immediate past chairman.

Directors elected to one-year terms include Don Stevens of Panasonic in Keyport, Wash.; John Harper of Tamarack Technologies in Hamilton, Ohio; Daniel Forest of Venmar Ventilation Inc. in Drummondville, Quebec; Doug Steege of Renewaire in Madison, Wis.; and Mario Lavoie of Imperial Air Technologies in Dieppe, New Brunswick.

Boldt noted there are several priorities on which the HVI board of directors will focus during his term as chairman.

“First and foremost we must communicate and promote the advantages of proper ventilation on healthy living environments,” said Boldt. “Secondly, we are positioned to use the strength of our trade association, comprised of the majority of residential ventilation manufacturers, to perhaps initiate efforts to convince government and utilities to provide information and rebates to consumers to advance energy efficient ventilation techniques and products. Thirdly, we will use our combined knowledge to advance building codes to promote cost effective methods of improving indoor air quality in North American homes. Finally, we will use our strong reputation and expertise in product certification to ensure that consumers and trade professionals have confidence in the accuracy of the performance claims made by manufacturers.”