Mounir El Asmar, Ph.D., is the co-director of the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations, associate professor, Del E. Webb School of Construction, and exemplar faculty at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Reach him at email@example.com.
IFS Product Manager Andrew Lichey is responsible for developing and evolving the IFS Field Service Management software product. He has been leading field service management software development projects since 1996. Prior to that, he served as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army. He holds a degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael McConnell is the former editor of Snips. Michael had been with BNP Media since April 2000. Prior to joining BNP, he was an award-winning staff writer with Heritage Newspapers, a chain of suburban weeklies covering the region south and west of Detroit. Since becoming editor in 2003, he has maintained the publication’s focus on the people of the sheet metal and HVAC industries and extended it to the Internet through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google Plus.
Brian Refsgaard is president of FabricAir in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the HVAC industry’s original manufacturer of fabric air dispersion duct. FabricAir is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Refsgaard joined FabricAir’s sales staff in 1990 and became the firm’s CEO in 1999. Today, the FabricAir Group operates 11 sales companies globally and offers a full line of fabric duct and accessories with factory engineering and customer support. Refsgaard can be reached at email@example.com.
Usha B. Trivedi is an engineer with Hi-Tech Engineering Services and she contributes in-depth articles for mechanical and industrial equipment designs, furniture designs and fabrication sector.
Lauren Tucci-Howey is a former associate editor at Snips. She started with BNP Media (Snips’ parent company) as an intern in 2016. In addition to Snips, she contributed to Walls & Ceilings, a sister publication covering drywall, stucco and related materials.