Newsline

Obituary: William W. (Bill) Seaton

May 12, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

SUWANEE, Ga. - Bill Seaton, 72, passed suddenly in late 2007. He served on the staff of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) from 1981 until his retirement in 2002 as the manager of research.

Seaton joined the staff in 1981 after the society had just completed the move of its headquarters from New York to Atlanta. He was the architect of the current research program, having overseen its growth and development during his term.

He also administered the graduate students’ grant-in-aid program, which awarded more than 300 grants at a value of more than $2 million. Seaton managed a number of special projects, most notably with the U.S. Department of Energy. After his retirement, he continued to serve on the Admissions and Advancement Committee.

At the request of his family and friends, an Endowed Research Fund has been set up in his name with the ASHRAE Foundation. All donations given in his name will be put into this special fund, generating a yearly contribution to ASHRAE Research into perpetuity, a lasting memorial to a person who made a lasting contribution to the society. According to ASHRAE, as of April 15, this fund only requires an additional $2,000 to become a yearly Honor Roll level contribution in Seaton’s memory.

Those interested may contribute online at www.ashrae.org/contribute. Please indicate that your gift is “in Memory of Bill Seaton.” Contributions also may be sent to Research Promotion’s temporary mailing address at ASHRAE Headquarters; Attn: Research Promotion, 4060 Peachtree Rd., Suite D, #125, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Publication date: 05/12/2008

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con