ARLINGTON, Va. - Edward W. Dooley has retired as vice president of communications and education at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), following 12 years with the trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90 percent of North American-produced central air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment.

In his role as spokesperson for ARI, Dooley was frequently quoted in trade journals and the consumer media. He authored a number of articles on the HVACR industry and published annual reports on the phaseout of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerant chillers used for comfort cooling in buildings.

Dooley served as secretary of the ARI board of directors and was a founding member of the Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration and Plumbing Career Education Coalition, which recruits talented individuals to careers in the HVACR industry. He was a board member of the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation and the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA).

Publication date: 10/18/2004