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AHRI Selects New Chairman Of The Board

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Facility Management, FacilityBlog, Technology, Topics

Published on December 02, 2008 with No Comments

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment.

The new head of AHRI, Keith Coursin, is president of Desert Aire Corp. of Germantown, WI. He was elected chairman of the Board of Directors at the organization’s Board of Directors meeting in November.

Coursin has been an active member of AHRI for more than 10 years. He has served as AHRI’s treasurer, chairman of the dehumidifiers product section, and a member of the association’s Audit Committee, Budget and Investment Committee, Education and Training Committee and Exposition Policy Committee.

Other officers elected to the AHRI Board of Directors include two new vice chairmen: Morrison Carter, CEO, Beckett Gas, Inc., North Ridgeville, OH;  and Ray Hoglund, president and CEO, Hill PHOENIX, Conyers, GA.

Harry Holmes, president and CEO, Morrison Products, Inc., Cleveland, OH, was elected treasurer and C. David Myers, vice president and president, building efficiency at Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, will serve as immediate past chairman.

AHRI’s board also elected 11 vice presidents:

  • Todd M. Bluedorn, CEO, Lennox International, Richardson, TX
  • Steven S. Duerwachter, president, Baltimore Aircoil Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Dan Ellis, president, ClimateMaster, Oklahoma City, OK
  • J. R. Jones, president and CEO, Rheem Manufacturing Co., Atlanta, GA
  • Bonnie Kern-Koskela, president and CEO, Maxitrol, Southfield, MI
  • David LaGrand, president and CEO, Nordyne, O’Fallon, MO
  • Michael Lehman, president and CEO, Bard Manufacturing Co., Bryan, OH
  • Edgar M. Purvis, Jr., executive vice president, Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, OH
  • Ajita Rajendra, president, A.O. Smith Water Products, Ashland City, TN
  • John Reilly, CEO, National Refrigeration Products, Philadelphia, PA
  • Eric Roberts, president, CES Group, Chaska, MN

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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