USA: ASHRAE will seek to strengthen its member connections and encourage personal growth and influence under new president Mick Schwedler.
In his presidential presentation during this week’s annual conference, Schwedler, senior applications engineer at Trane in La Crosse, announced the theme of his year would be personal growth, global impact and feed the roots.
The theme explores ASHRAE’s expansive root system from the Society’s founding, through its extraordinary global growth and impact to the built environment. Three sets of roots were established to help members grow – member-to-member connections, grassroots chapters and regions, and technology.
“This society year, we will examine how ASHRAE cultivates its deep, widespread, and strong roots to collectively provide global benefits today as well as for future generations,” said Schwedler. “Most importantly, we ask for your active participation in helping someone else grow.”
The announcement of president, officers and directors for 2021-22 included new president-elect Farooq Mehboob, of S Mehboob & Company consulting engineers of Karachi, Pakistan.