Kenneth Bachner, CMS, international vice president and Region 5 director of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and controls engineer for Roth Brothers, died June 12, 2004, in Des Plaines, Ill. Bachner, 55, a resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was in Illinois to attend an RSES board meeting. He was buried at Cedar Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

He has been an RSES member since 1989, and a regional director since 1995. He also served as president and educational chairman of the Palm Beach County Chapter. Bachner served on many committees and taught several chapter training courses. He was one of the main authors of the controls training courses.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the R.W. Kellow Operating Fund. Contact RSES at 800/297-5660 for more information.