WaterFurnace International CEO Tom Huntington has been elected chairman of the Geothermal Exchange Organization.

The exchange is a nonprofit trade association that works to promote geothermal technology at all government levels. It also organizes educational activities, outreach efforts and awareness marketing. Association membership is made up of businesses that are dedicated to the geothermal industry.

“I’m honored and excited to assume this new position at GEO,” said Huntington. “Clean-energy legislation and financial incentives can play a positive role in the widespread adoption of geothermal heat pump technologies, and GEO is dedicated to helping create those opportunities. Anywhere power constraints are a problem, geothermal heat pumps are probably part of the solution.”

Huntington came to WaterFurnace as president and chief executive officer in 2009. He currently serves on the planning board of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. He also served on the board of directors for North American Technician Excellence.