HOUSTON - Jeff Ellingham, 42, died August 6 in an airplane accident with his brother-in-law David Hines. Mr. Ellingham was vice president of engineering with Goodman Manufacturing Co. He began working for the company in 1984 in the engineering department.

"Jeff Ellingham had been with Goodman since its early days and was one of the pillars of our organization," said Chuck Carroll, president and CEO of Goodman Global Holdings Inc. "He provided us with an endless source of information about the HVAC industry, having spent his entire career in its service.

"Jeff's friendly disposition made him a favorite throughout our company, and he will be greatly missed. We are grateful for the time we had with him and for his many contributions, which have helped make Goodman the successful company it is today."

Mr. Ellingham is survived by his wife, Teri; sons Brian (Crystal) and Blake; mother Dini Paul (Norm); and father Bob. Donations can be made to The David Hines Memorial Fund, an educational fund benefiting David's granddaughter Jayda Lee Hines, c/o Terry Ellingham, 14403 Dry Creek Dr., Cypress, Texas 77429.

Publication date: 08/22/2005