He Will Manage Daily Operations of North American Technician Excellence
June 14, 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced the appointment of John Lanier to be chief operating officer of North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Lanier will report to Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO.
As members of the baby boomer generation transition into retirement, more and more qualified individuals are needed to take their places in the workforce. Currently, the number of jobs opening up in the industry far outpaces the number of workers available to fill them.
At its recent meeting, the board of directors of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) renewed the organization’s contract with Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to provide in-house services. The board also formed a committee to conduct a search for a new president.
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced two new options for HVAC contracting companies to earn accredited contractor status, drawing upon the training and independent certification programs administered by North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA).