St. Louis  Nortek Air Solutions (NAS) was recognized for its contribution to HVACR research by ASHRAE’s Research Promotion (RP) Campaign.

The recognition was presented by RP chair, John Rieke, at ASHRAE’s President’s Luncheon, which was held in conjunction with the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta. Buddy Doll, group president, and Joe Naccarello, group vice president of sales and customer operations for NAS accepted the honor on behalf of the company for the firm’s 2018 Golden Circle level donation of $10,000.

The presentation marks the 19th consecutive year of RP donations for NAS, putting it in the top 20 of 7,000 RP donors. RP is a grassroots campaign that raised a program record of $2.7 million in funds last year for research, scholarships, and comprehensive educational activities for young engineers in ASHRAE. 

NAS divided its contribution among three U.S. and two Canadian ASHRAE chapters, where it operates manufacturing facilities: the Central Oklahoma Chapter – Region VIII; the Minnesota Chapter – Region VI; the Oregon Chapter – Region XI; the Quebec Chapter – Region II; and the Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) Chapter – Region XI.  

“We are proud to have sponsored the RP Campaign for 19 years and to encourage research that will help develop state-of-the-art, energy-efficient HVACR equipment in the future,” said Naccarello.

Golden Circle recipients also received the Crystal Coin, a polyhedral cut crystal tabletop collectible commemorating 19th-century inventor John Gorrie, who was considered the “father of air conditioning and refrigeration.”  

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Publication date: 3/19/2019

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