ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced that Ron Bladen joined the national staff as the manager of Quality Assured (QA) Program Oversight.

Bladen has extensive HVAC experience having worked as an installer for over 10 years. For the past 15 years, he worked for Fairfax County in Virginia as a residential combination inspector and code specialist. He has earned ACCA’s EPIC certification to teach Manuals J, D, and S and has participated in editing several ACCA publications.

“We have been looking to bring on a new team member to support our QA programs, who has a working knowledge of quality installations,” said Wes Davis, vice president of Quality Assured Program. “Ron’s vast experience makes him a perfect fit for this position. We believe he will help us take our accreditation programs to the next level of success.”

In his new position, Bladen will be responsible for ensuring that accredited contractors and verifiers meet minimum program requirements. He will be conducting administrative reviews, compliance visits, quality installation file reviews, and field evaluation visits.

Bladen can be reached at 703-824-8874 or

Publication date: 1/27/2014

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