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Meet The New President of ASHRAE: Bjarne W. Olesen

Learn more about the company and the man who’s leading this influential organization into achieving its latest goal: extending its global community.

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It’s never easy to lead a global organization. With ambitious goals to achieve and deadlines to meet, it takes an amazing team and a great leader to make them happen. Despite the pressure that comes with being the leader of an organization with a large global presence, certain people have proven themselves perfect for the job and are up to the challenge of making a mark in the organization.

For the month of July, we have a special story featuring ASHRAE and its new president for 2017-2018, Bjarne Olesen. ASHRAE is a global society with a vision to advance human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. In this cover story, learn more about the company and the man who’s leading this influential organization into achieving its latest goals: extending its global community, its technological horizons and its value to its members.

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  1. Congratulations

    Anas Hadidi
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer, PMP, ASHRAE HFDP, LEED AP BD+C , Estdiama PQP and GSAS CGP
    Mott MacDonald

  2. Congratulations to the new president

    Mohamad Abbas
    Mechanical Technical Head, ASHRAE Certified CPMP, LEED AP, NFPA 13 Certified
    ABV Rock Group

  3. Best of luck to Bjarne

    Grigoriy Dimant
    Student Chapter President of ASHRAE
    Temple University at ASHRAE Phildelphia Chapter

  4. Good read

    Dr Shaun Smith
    Data Centre Consultant & Construction Project Manager
    Norconsult Telematics Ltd

  5. With a new year comes a fresh range of trials, tribulations, observations and opportunities for the global HVAC industry.

    Erwin Phillippe Beronio
    Project Engineer
    Petron Corporation

  6. It’s exciting to see such enthusiasm.

    Charles Ananayo
    Mechanical Engineer – III
    Megaworld Corporation

  7. HVAC is something that you’ll find in buildings, homes, and even vehicles.

    Prime Steve Balero, MP, PME
    Sign & Seal, Consultancy, Design (HVAC, Compressed Air System, Sanitary & Plumbing

  8. A greener future indeed.

    Abbas Sajid

  9. The ability to decrease the environmental footprint is necessary.

    Engr. Edgardo M. Arriesgado
    Founder & Managing Director | Licensed PME, ACPE and RME

  10. We need smarter and greener technologies. Very good article.

    Sandy Briones
    Canadian Site Engineer/Supervisor

  11. We like to keep ahead of the curve when it comes to HVAC.

    Lew Harriman
    Director of Research & Consulting

  12. Good point on what technologies and services the HVACR industry has to offer.

    Unnikrishnan Gokulam
    (B.Tech. Mech.Engg,M.ASHRAE,PMP®,LEED) Senior Project Manager- Mechanical Electrical Plumbing(MEP) Mega Projects
    Drake & Scull International PJSC

  13. Very true, we often take these needs for granted, wanting to turn on the heat when we’re cold.

    Kathleen Owen
    Air Cleaner and Air Quality Research Engineer

  14. Regulations drive HVAC industry trends. That’s a fact.

    Gary Shamshoian
    Principal Mechanical Engineer – Integrated Building Design Engineering

  15. In today’s world, technological advances reach just about every aspect of our lives.

    Marcus Myers, CEM, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA
    Building Energy Engineer & Commissioning Authority
    AGR Consulting

  16. Congratulations from India

    Rahul Hans
    Executive – VRF and Chiller Service
    Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India

  17. Best of luck. Here in India.

    Vishal Sagarkar
    Founder at ASHRAE NITK Student Chapter
    ASHRAE NITK Chapter

  18. Good article. This growing trend has resulted in many changes in HVAC technologies.

    Wahid Hamed Mohamed

  19. ASHRAE all the way. Greetings from Dubai

    Sr. Lead Mechanical Engineer

  20. Great analysis. Worldwide HVAC demand continues to grow.

    Jasmin Shah
    Sr. HR Executive
    Oasis Investment Company (Al Shirawi Group)

  21. I saw this post in my Linkedin. Good that i read it.

    Allen Chipson Sotingco
    Project Engineer

  22. Good news for HVAC equipment and system manufacturers

    Dennis Jose Dionisio
    Regional Retrofit Manager(Power, Oil and Gas Division)

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