Dr. Joost Brasz, aero thermal manager, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, passed away Sept. 2 at the age of 70. Dr. Brasz was recognized by the HVAC industry and the academic community as a leader and expert aerodynamic engineer in turbomachinery and centrifugal compressor technology.
At a recent cookout I attended, the subject turned to the demotion in June of NBC’s Brian Williams from the anchor desk of the NBC Nightly News to the vast hinterlands of cable news and MSNBC. This occurred after the revelation that he fabricated multiple stories and that his “first hand” accounts of what happened were about as truthful as the score keeping at a golf scramble.
Is there ANY business activity that receives more scrutiny than the venerable meeting? Its importance is enough to gain the attention of a Harvard Business professor, and business leaders are always ready to share their pearls of wisdom about the benefits and wastefulness of meetings. They are like coffee, the most studied “drug” (OK, caffeine) in the world.
Next generation of HVAC professionals will lead the industry into the future
August 17, 2015
The NEWS wanted to highlight these individuals with a list of 40 HVAC professionals under 40 years of age who are accomplishing great things in their respective positions. The members of this list all work hard, think about the big picture, and have the ability to challenge the way things have always been done.
A central pillar of EVERY customer-driven enterprise rests on several simple premises: What does a company have to offer and what does the customer want to buy? At the risk of oversimplifying, one can create the product, wind up the marketing monster and create the demand.
As he faced a banquet hall full of HVACR distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers and reps at the Liaison Capitol Hill DC, Jon Melchi, vice president of government affairs and business development for Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), had a simple request for attendees of HARDI's 2015 Congressional Fly-In.
New Solutions Are Expected to Offer Significant Energy and Cost Savings
May 4, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $8 million in funding to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies for buildings. With air conditioning using large and growing amounts of energy, these new solutions are expected to offer significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings.