ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) announced that it has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Pete Neitzel, former AMCA International president, and retired vice president of engineering and manufacturing for Greenheck Fan Corp. of Schofield, Wis., not only for his service to AMCA but to the HVACR industry as a whole. The award was presented to Neitzel during the AMCA annual meeting by Denis Labelle, current AMCA president, and executive vice president of T. A. Morrison & Co. Inc (TAMCO) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Barbara Morrison, AMCA International executive director, stated that “Mr. Neitzel is deserving of this prestigious award,” and went on to say, “during his years of service to AMCA, the association experienced unprecedented growth, and increased strength of the Certified Ratings Program internationally as well as in North America.”

AMCA noted that, throughout his lengthy career, Neitzel was an active participant and strong supporter of the association. He served on several of the association’s technical committees and assisted with the development of many AMCA publications and standards. He served as chair of the Technical Advisory Committee on Sound from 1986-1994; chair of the Engineering Standards Committee from 1993-1996; and chair of the Air Movement Division from 1998-2000. Neitzel was elected to the board of directors in 1999 and served on the Executive Committee and as AMCA International’s president in 2005-2006.

In addition to his involvement with AMCA International, Neitzel contributed to the development of standards for other trade organizations including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL); and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He published and presented many papers on HVAC equipment design, testing, and application.

Neitzel began his career with Greenheck in 1973, and held numerous positions within the company with increased responsibilities including technical director; manager - research and development; manager of engineering; and vice president of engineering. In April 2001, he was promoted to vice president of engineering and manufacturing, holding this position until his retirement in January 2008.

Publication date:10/12/2009