Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announced that Regional President Vitor Gregorio was appointed director-at-large on the board of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. As a member of the board, Gregorio joins other industry leaders in setting association policy and charting the association’s course in HVACR and water heating standards, certification and advocacy.

AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of air-conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration and water-heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products.

Gregorio was named the North American regional president of Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. in May 2015. Gregorio directly manages sales in the United States and Canada, as well as Florida Heat Pump manufacturing under a joint venture. He is accountable for the performance of more than 500 associates with respect to strategy, business development, engineering, sales and financial controlling.

“I am exceptionally gratified to serve on the board of AHRI,” Gregorio said. “With the rapid advancement in efficiency, control technology and connectivity of HVAC systems and home appliances, the industry is challenged with maintaining sales growth while ensuring consumers and building owners enjoy a positive long-term experience with their comfort systems.”

Stephen Yurek, AHRI President and CEO, added: “We are pleased to welcome someone of Vitor Gregorio’s energy and enthusiasm to the AHRI board of directors, and we look forward to having the benefit of his knowledge and insight as the board considers the many challenges and opportunities facing our industry.”