AHRI Announces New Officers

Date: 03 December 2020
AHRI Announces New Officers
AHRI Announces New Officers
AHRI Announces New Officers
AHRI Announces New Officers
AHRI Announces New Officers
AHRI Announces New Officers

The Board of Directors of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today elected the association’s new officers and congratulated those presented industry awards at last month’s virtual Leadership Forum.

“The dedication of these industry leaders makes it possible for AHRI to continue to be the recognized voice of the industry and a reliable source for information,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “We are very grateful for their service to AHRI and the HVACR and water heating industry.”

AHRI’s new Chairman is Michael Schwartz, CEO, Daikin Applied Americas.


  • Vice Chairman: Ron Duncan, President, Magic Aire
  • Vice Chairman: Kevin Wheeler, A.O. Smith
  • Treasurer: Megan Fellinger, President & CEO, Morrison Products
  • Past Chairman: John Galyen, President, Danfoss North America

Kevin Beckett, President, R. W. Beckett
Gary Bedard, EVP, President, and COO Worldwide Refrigeration, Lennox
Mike Branson, President, Rheem Manufacturing Co.
Bruce Carnevale, President and CEO, Bradford White Corp.
Chris Nelson, President, Carrier Residential and Commercial Systems
Joe Oliveri, VP and GM Global Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls
Brent Schroeder, President Air Conditioning Business, Emerson
Donny Simmons, President, Commercial HVACR, Ingersoll Rand
John Swann, President, Weil-McLain
John Thomas, President & CEO, WaterFurnace

The Richard C. Schulze Award is given for distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the industry’s goals and objectives. AHRI congratulates:

  • Beth Braddy, Trane Technologies
  • John Gibbons, Carrier Corporation
  • Bruce Heirlmeier, Zero Zone

The Distinguished Service Award is AHRI’s highest honor; it recognizes industry leaders who have made significant contributions throughout their careers. AHRI congratulates:

  • Roger Richmond-Smith, Smardt
  • Robert “Dutch” Uselton, Lennox
Find out more on our website about: Emerson, Danfoss, Daikin, Carrier

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