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Midwest RSES Members Awarded CM/CMS Status

May 21, 2007
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The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has announced the names of members who were awarded RSES Certificate Member (CM) and Certificate Member Specialist (CMS) status in January, February, and March 2007.

In order to become a CM, a RSES member must first pass a rigorous examination that tests the knowledge required to install and service refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. CM-level members are recognized as having achieved a superior level of HVACR knowledge. The RSES CM exam is based heavily on theory and practical applications.

The following RSES members from the Midwest region of the United States passed the CM exam and were awarded CM status:

• M. Scott Allen, CM, of the Greater Chicago Chapter, Chicago

• Adam O. Hach, CM, of the Red River Chapter, Fargo, N.D.

To obtain CMS status, a RSES member must first pass the CM examination. CMS status is earned by passing one or more of the eight Specialist examinations available. Specialist exam categories include: Commercial Refrigeration, Commercial Air Conditioning, Heating, Controls, Domestic Service, HVACR Electrical, Heat Pump, and Dynamic Compression.

The following RSES members from the Midwest region of the U.S. passed a CMS exam and were awarded CMS status:

• Richard D. Wirtz, CMS, of the Columbus Chapter, Columbus, Ohio, passed the CMS exam in Heat Pump

• David W. Sullivan, CMS, of the Air Capital Chapter, Wichita, Kan., passed the CMS exam in Domestic Service and HVACR Electrical

• George Arakelov, CMS, of the Greater Chicago Chapter, Chicago, passed the CMS exam in Commercial Air Conditioning

• Fran O'Leary, CMS, of the Greater Milwaukee Chapter, Milwaukee, passed the CMS exam in Commercial Air Conditioning

• Rolf J. Blom, CMS, of the Twin Cities Chapter, Minneapolis, passed the CMS exam in Commercial Refrigeration

• Stephen J. Bulat, CMS, of the Red River Chapter, Fargo, N.D., passed the CMS exam in Heat Pump

• Michael Kempel, CMS, of the Red River Chapter, Fargo, N.D., passed the CMS exam in Heat Pump

• Arlan D. Okerson, CMS, of the Badlands Chapter, Bismarck, N.D., passed the CMS exam in Domestic Service

The CM/CMS exam series originated in 1935. For additional information, contact the Educational Branch of RSES by calling 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or by faxing 847-297-5038.

RSES is a non-profit organization of more than 18,000 members in 431 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information, call 800-297-5660 or 847-297-6464, or visit www.rses.org.

Publication date: 05/21/2007

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