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HPAC Engineering Industry Experts and Advisors

This page highlights some of HPAC Engineering's regular content contributors who are also experts in the HVAC industry. Browse the list, view their content, and connect with them. If you are interested in joining this community of strategic technical advisors and contributing on a regular basis, please send an email to [email protected]

Larry Clark
Principal, Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC

An active member of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board, Lawrence (Larry) Clark, QCxP, GGP, LEED AP+, is principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC, a South Florida-based engineering firm focused on energy and sustainability consulting. He has published dozens of articles on HVAC- and energy-related topics and frequently lectures on green-building best practices, central-energy-plant optimization, and demand-controlled ventilation. Clark blogs regularly for HPAC Engineering’s weekly Fastrack and monthly Engineering Green Building newsletters. Contact him at [email protected].

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Kelly Faloon
Faloon Editorial Services 

The former editor of Plumbing & Mechanical (P&M) magazine, Kelly 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 discussion forum as well as the Comfortech conference. Follow him on Twitter at @msweil, or e-mail him at [email protected].

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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.