The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute announced AHRI CEO Jack Klimp will retire June 1, 2009.
TheAir-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
Instituteannounced AHRI CEOJack Klimp will retire June 1, 2009. The
group is also restructuring its staff responsibilities to better position the
year-old association to accomplish its core missions of excellence in
standards, certification and advocacy.
Stephen R. Yurekwill continue to
serve as the association's president, with the support of the following
direct reports: Joe Mattinglycontinues as general
counsel and corporate secretary;Stephanie Murphywill have
responsibility for finance, membership and office operations;Bill
Tritsiswill have direct responsibility for certification programs;
andHenry Hwongwill have direct responsibility for
standards, product section services and statistical programs.
Dietzwill have direct responsibility for public affairs, meetings
and education. David Calabresewill continue to have
overall responsibility for government, regulatory and international affairs,
assisted byKarim Amranewith regard to regulatory activities,Don Daviswith regard to government affairs, andJim
Walterswith regard to international affairs.
The following senior staff positions in the
association were eliminated in the restructuring: Executive Vice President
and Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs. Five additional positions also
"We have taken these steps to strengthen the ability
of our staff to provide quality member services while preparing for the real
possibility that we will need to expand our advocacy efforts both at home and
abroad in the near future," said AHRI ChairmanKeith Coursin. "Our
industry is absolutely vital to the health, comfort,and safety of people all
over the world, and I am confident in the ability of our staff to represent us
in a proactive, professional manner."
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