The National Environmental Balancing Bureau has a new president.

The HVAC market group named Jean-Paul Leblanc association president at the group’s recent directors meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Leblanc is the owner of Hydrauliques R&O Services Inc. in Montreal, and has been an NEBB-certified HVAC construction professional since 1988.

Outgoing President Jim Huber said Leblanc was an excellent choice to head the group.

“President Leblanc’s long tenure on the NEBB board of directors and executive/finance committee is a huge benefit to NEBB as we continue to improve our certification and training programs,” Huber said. “Having a leader with involvement in these initiatives from planning through implementation phases is exactly what our organization needs.  Jean-Paul understands the importance of balancing the historical benefits of our programs with the current needs of our industry and certificants. I could not be more excited to see Jean-Paul as our 2015-2016 NEBB president.”

During his term, Leblanc said he would “work in continuity and follow the same path to help NEBB maintain its position as the leader in firm and professional certification. This goal was established as a priority in a strategic planning meeting several years ago and led to NEBB’s movement toward ANSI (American National Standards Institute)-accredited personnel certification programs.”