ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. has announced the hiring of two additional staff members and a reorganization.

Dan Manole, Ph.D., has joined AMCA as the new director of certification. His principal role will be to lead the AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP). Manole has considerable experience and education in the fields of mechanical engineering, standards, and certification, with strong experience in team building and process improvement. Directly relating to the AMCA CRP, he has over 22 years of experience in certification and accreditation, including working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), ASHRAE, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), UL, and Energy Star. Manole holds more than 20 patents and a Ph.D. in engineering and applied sciences from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science degree in HVAC engineering from the University of Galati in Romania.

John Cowie, Ph.D., has joined AMCA as advocacy manager. Cowie will be representing AMCA and its members’ technical positions on committees and at hearings of code bodies and standards-setting organizations, including ASHRAE, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and International Code Council (ICC). Previously, Cowie performed technical and business consulting for a wide spectrum of industrial users of advanced materials worldwide. He has a combined 17 years of association management experience at both the American Forest and Paper Association and the Copper Development Association. He earned three engineering degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, including a doctorate in materials science.

AMCA also announced that Joseph Brooks, PE, who was director of certification, will become the director of standards and publications. Tim Orris, CAE, who was director of standards and publications, will become the director of member services.

“With these staff changes, AMCA is positioning itself to respond to current and future challenges as they pertain to federal regulations, national codes, state codes, and standards,” said Mark Stevens, executive director. “AMCA members and the industries we serve will benefit considerably by the new talent we have brought into the association while retaining our tenured directors in important roles.”

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Publication date: 9/23/2016

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