HPAC Engineering Industry Experts and Advisors

Meet our Editorial Advisory Board and regular content contributors, all veteran experts in the HVAC industry. If you are interested in joining this group of thought leaders, please email [email protected].

HPAC Engineering's Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished professionals serving the HVACR industry. Possessing expertise in various engineering and scientific fields, they provide valuable assistance to the magazine's efforts.


Members of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board include:

William G. Acker

The president of Acker & Associates in Green Bay, Wis., William G. Acker is an expert on energy analysis, air emissions, and water-vapor transmission and condensation. For HPAC Engineering he wrote the first article to illustrate the total costs of producing and transmitting electricity. He joined the Board in 1999. Email: [email protected]

William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE

Current chair of ASHRAE's 2020 EpidemicTask Force, Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, is a professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering and Director of the Indoor Environment Center at Penn State University. He has experience as a consultant for district energy systems. He has specialized in the design and operation of chilled-water thermal-storage systems for more than two decades and has consulted on numerous projects. He has conducted research on chilled-water systems, stratified chilled-water storage, and indoor-air quality. He is a fellow of ASHRAE and ASME and was ASHRAE President in 2013-2014. He joined the Board in 1997. E-mail: [email protected]

David W. Bearg, PE

Bearg is an environmental health scientist with Life Energy Associates, located in Concord, MA, a position he's held for more than 33 years. His expertise is focused on creating healthy indoor envronments while saving energy at the same time, and working to inprove operational performance for both ventilation and moisture management. Bearg has written a number of books and papers – including one entitled, "Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Systems," as well as the white paper, "Achieving and Maintaining Healthy Green Buildings." E-mail: [email protected]

Don Beaty, PE, FASHRAE

The founder and president of DLB Associates in Eatontown, NJ, provider of program-management, architectural/engineering, and construction-management services, Beaty chaired American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Technical Committee (TC) 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, from its inception until June 2006. Currently the publications chair of TC 9.9, he has presented on data-center topics in more than 20 countries and published more than 50 technical papers and articles. He is a licensed engineer in more than 40 states. E-mail: www.linkedin.com/in/donbeaty

Lawrence (Larry) Clark, QCxP, GGP, LEED AP+

Our most prolific columnist, Clark is the author of Clark's Remarks, and principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC, provider of energy audits, general energy-efficiency and sustainability consulting services, and metering and submetering solutions. He has written dozens of columns for HPAC Engineering and published articles on HVAC- and energy-related topics elsewhere, and frequently lectures on central-energy-plant optimization, metering/submetering, and advanced ventilation. E-mail: [email protected]

Peter D'Antonio, PE, CEM, LEED AP

D'Antonio is president of PCD Engineering Inc., an award-winning provider of building-energy-analysis, mechanical/electrical-design, and commissioning services. His work has been recognized with design and service awards from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. His industry and community involvement includes service as a member of the boards of the USGBC and the Association of Energy Engineers. He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Technical Committee 7.6, Systems Energy Utilization. E-mail: [email protected]

Kenneth M. Elovitz, PE, Esq.

Elovitz is an engineer and in-house counsel for Energy Economics Inc. in Foxboro, Mass. His knowledge and experience with HVAC, electrical, and life-safety systems allow him to understand system function and performance, including interactions among disciplines. He joined the Board in 2000.

Thomas Hartman, PE

An internationally recognized expert on the use of advanced building controls and control networks, Thomas Hartman, PE, is the principal of The Hartman Co. He holds several patents for efficiency and comfort-enhancing technologies and has been a member of the Board since 1991.360-658-1168; fax: 360-658-1178. E-mail: [email protected]. Website: http://www.hartmanco.com

Asif Kadiani, PE, CEM

Asif Kadiani, PE, CEM, is a senior mechanical engineer for Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Springfield, Ill. A Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, Kadiani is responsible for project management and construction administration; the design and analysis of HVAC, building-automation, fire-protection, and plumbing systems; energy-conservation studies and financial analysis; and the commissioning and troubleshooting of building mechanical systems. E-mail: [email protected]

John H. Klote, DSc, PE

John H. Klote, DSc, PE, is a retired fire- and smoke-control consultant from McLean, Va. Previously, he conducted research on fire and smoke control for NIST. He is the author of two books on smoke control, chapters of numerous other books, and more than 85 technical papers and articles. He joined the Board in 1997.

Valentine A. Lehr, PEFASHRAE

With more than 35 years of industry experience, Valentine A. Lehr, PE, is an internationally known lecturer and participant in technical sessions. In 1969, he founded Lehr Associates, a consulting engineering firm in New York providing mechanical, electrical, and fire-protection services. He joined the Board in 1991. E-mail: [email protected]

Mark S. LentzPE

Lentz is president of Lentz Engineering Associates of Sheboygan Falls, WI. Nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for having successfully developed, tested, and proven several advanced HVAC-system strategies designed to exceed the performance requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, while meeting or exceeding the requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, Lentz is the recipient of numerous national engineering honors, including Energy (1988), Symposium Paper of the Year (1991), and Distinguished Service (2001) awards from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Read more about him in the HPAC Engineering welcome to the advisory board article.

Joel N. Orr, PhD

Joel N. Orr, PhD, is a consultant, speaker, and writer specializing in engineering and computer technologies. He heads Orr Associates International, a consulting firm, and is a partner in Cyon Research. A former Autodesk Distinguished Fellow and Bentley Engineering Laureate, he has been a member of the Board since 2001. E-mail: [email protected]

J. Jay Santos, PE

The principal of Facility Dynamics Engineering Corp., J. Jay Santos, PE, teaches courses on building automation, direct digital control, and commissioning at the University of Wisconsin, North Carolina State University, and the Iowa Energy Center's Energy Resource Station. He joined the Board in 2001. E-mail: [email protected].

Andrew J. Streifel, MPH

As a hospital environmental-health specialist, Andrew J. Streifel, MPH, has assisted more than 150 hospitals worldwide with matters pertaining to indoor-air quality and safe patient-care environments. A member of the Board since 2000, he works for the University of Minnesota Department of Environmental Health and Safety. E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.dehs.umn.edu

Gary Wamsley, PE, CEM

Wamsley is an engineering consultant with expertise in industrial energy management and plant-utility-system optimization. As president of JoGar Energy Services, Wamsley, who has 40 years of plant-operation and management experience in the tire, aerospace, and paper industries, specializes in on-site utility-system reviews for commercial and industrial clients. Also, he conducts boiler-operation inspections, performs ASME boiler-efficiency testing, and provides specialized training related to HVAC, energy management, and boiler, pump, compressed-air, and water systems. His industrial-boiler-system experience ranges from small fire-tube units to 1,500-psig coal-fired cogeneration plants. E-mail: [email protected]

James P. Waltz, PE, CEM, DABFET, FCABE

Mr. Waltz is president of Energy Resource Associates Inc., specializing in turnkey forensic examination and engineering of infrastructure renewal of existing-building mechanical, electrical, control, and structural systems. A noted speaker, author, and forensic engineer, a member of the Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame, and a fellow of and chair of the first US chapter of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE – UK).  He joined the Board in 2000. E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.eraenergy.com.

Michael West, PhD, PE 

Michael West, PhD, PE, principal building-systems scientist with Advantek Consulting Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., is a specialist in dehumidification and building-moisture control in hot and humid climates, He joined the board in 2005.

Gerald J. Williams, PE

Gerald J. Williams, PE, has more than 30 years of experience in the design, analysis, and commissioning of HVAC systems, having served as principal and project manager for major building designs, energy studies, system retrofits, and building-commissioning projects involving the Washington University School of Medicine, the Monsanto world-headquarters campus, and Nestle Purina, all in St. Louis; University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia; the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri; the University of Missouri-Rolla campus; St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.; Hospital General in Catalunya, Spain; and the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.


Kelly Faloon

The former editor of Plumbing & Mechanical(P&M) magazine, Faloon has nearly 20 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry. Now a freelance author, she has been writing, editing and blogging for Informa's HPAC Engineering, Contractor, and Contracting Business magazines since early 2017. Prior to joining P&M in 2001, Faloon spent more than three years at Supply House Times, which followed nearly 10 years at CCH/Wolters Kluher, a publishing firm specializing in business and tax law. A native of Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula, Faloon is a journalism graduate of Michigan State University.

Ron Wilkinson
Founding Principal, Wilkinson Commissioning Management 

Much more than just the creator of The Adventures of Johnny Tundra, Cold-Weather EngineerRon Wilkinson, PE, LEED AP, CPMP, is the founding principal of Seattle-based Wilkinson Commissioning Management. A longtime member of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board, he is also the author of the first commissioning training program for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction and Major Renovations Green Building Rating System. Wilkinson is the founding recording secretary for ASHRAE's Guideline Project Committee 0.2/1.2, The Commissioning Process for Existing Building Systems and Assemblies/The Commissioning Process for Existing HVAC&R Systems. An ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Lecturer, he has spoken on commissioning practices internationally.

Scott Lynch
President & CEO, American Boiler Manufacturers Association

Based in Vienna VA, Scott Lynch was appointed President & CEO of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA) in June 2014. In that role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of ABMA and partners with its Board of Directors to map out the new strategic direction for the group. Prior to ABMA, Lynch spent 15 years with association management firm SmithBucklin, holding executive positions with the American Bearing Manufacturers Association, the U.S. Apple Export Council (USAEC), and the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA).

Michael Chipley
President, The PMC Group

An expert on cybersecurity, Michael Chipley, PhD, GICSP, PMP, is president of The PMC Group, a Washington DC-based consultant to federal agencies and the private sector. Dr. Chipley has over 30 years of consulting experience in the areas of Program and Project Management, Cybersecurity, Energy and Environmental; Critical Infrastructure Protection and Analysis; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), and Emergency Management/Disaster Recovery. He served 24 years as a Civil Engineer in the U.S. Air Force. Contact him at [email protected]

Scott Arnold
Manager of Industry Content, Air Movement and Control Association 

Formerly Executive Editor of HPAC Engineering and a Penton Publishing veteran of 19 years, Scott Arnold joined Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc., in the fall of 2017. Based in Cleveland OH, he is now the group's manager of industry content for all media. Founded in 1917, AMCA is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers of fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow-measurement devices, ducts, acoustic attenuators, and other air-system components.

Kevin Callahan
Product Owner and Evangelist, Alerton

Based in Redmond WA, Kevin Callahan is a passionate product owner and evangelist for Alerton, a Honeywell business. He has 40 years of experience in building control technologies, including control-systems design and commissioning, user training, and product development. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Mike Weil
VP of Communications and Publications, National Comfort Institute

An industry thought leader for nearly 40 years, Mike Weil is VP of Communications and Publications at the National Comfort Institute (NCI), Sheffield Lake, OH. He joined NCI in 2014 after 34 years with Penton Media (now Informa). In that time, he had held the position of Editorial Director for three HVACR Industry publications: HPAC Engineering, Contracting Business, and HVACR / Hydronics Distribution Business. Weil also managed the HVAC-Talk.com discussion forum as well as the Comfortech conference. Follow him on Twitter at @msweil, or e-mail him at [email protected].

Rick Fedrizzi
Chairman and CEO, International WELL Building Institute

A force of nature unto himself, Rick Fedrizzi spent more than 25 years as an environmental marketing officer with UTC Carrier Corp. He spent the last seven of those years as part-time co-founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which would go on to become a force of its own in this industry. There, he helped to develop USGBC’s “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) rating system, which since 1993 has now been used on more than 92,000 projects in over 165 countries worldwide. In 2016, Fedrizzi left USGBC to become chairman and CEO of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), focused on health and wellness of buildings and their occupants.