COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) is experiencing a double transition in 2013. Annually, the institute elects a new chairman to a one-year term. This year, Robert Port Jr., supply chain engineering director, technical services, ConAgra Foods, was chosen for the position during a business meeting at IIAR’s Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo. At that time, Joe Mandato, senior vice president at Evapco Inc., completed his tenure as chairman.
Meanwhile, the organization’s COO, Bruce Badger, announced plans to retire in June after six years as president. Taking his place will be David Rule, who has decided to emerge from four years of retirement to take the position, after working for 26 years at Evapco.