Vic Colwell
Victor “Vic” C. Colwell was elected president of Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) at the association’s 56th annual meeting.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA International) held its 56th annual meeting in Kauai, Hawaii. Victor “Vic” C. Colwell, vice president of sales and marketing, Loren Cook Co. of Springfield, Mo., was elected as the association’s 2011-2013 president. During his tenure as president of AMCA, Colwell promised to focus on increasing the acceptance of AMCA International’s high standards in the Asian and European regions, as well as continuing to improve AMCA’s relevance within North America. Other areas of focus will be educating young engineering students through further development of AMCA’s University Awareness Program, promoting AMCA’s Fan Efficiency Grading (FEG) program, and leveraging AMCA in a down world economy.

In addition, the new AMCA executive committee and board of directors for 2011-2012 was announced. Michael Barry, the outgoing AMCA International president and president of Twin City Fan Cos. Ltd., was inaugurated as chairman of the board. Geoff Sheard, Ph.D., vice president, fan technology, Fläkt Woods Ltd., was elected as treasurer. Patrick A. Cockrum, president, Pottorff, was elected as secretary.

Tim Kilgore, president of Air Control Products Division, Greenheck Fan Corp., was elected as the director-at-large. Newly elected to the board of directors are Roberto Arias Alvarez of Zitron S.A. Spain, John Magill of Howden North America Inc., and Bek Siew Hup of Azen Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. Singapore.

Board members serving a current term are Dane Carey of United Enertech Corp., John Knapp of Ruskin Co., Denis Labelle of T.A. Morrison & Co. Inc., and Doug Yamashita of Acme Engineering Manufacturing Corp.

Also at the meeting, C.F. Yang, managing director of Kruger Ventilation Industries Pte. Ltd., received AMCA’s highest honor for distinguished service to AMCA and the HVACR industry as a whole.

Publication date: 11/21/2011