During its 2016 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute appointed Christopher Drew, executive vice president of Burnham Holdings, as its 2017 Chairman of the Board. Drew has served on the AHRI Board of Directors since 2008 and joined the Executive Committee in 2010. He has also held the positions of treasurer and vice chairman.

As chairman, Drew expects to continue to support several AHRI initiatives, many of which seek to find the proper balance and dialog between industry and the government agencies that regulate many of the products manufactured by AHRI members.

“Some of our most important work involves coordination with the DOE and EPA to ensure that new energy efficiency mandates are sensible for end users, installers, and manufacturers,” Drew said. “As an organization, we look forward to working with the new administration toward a regulatory process that is balanced and sensible.”