History

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On September 10, 1894 the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE) was established. On December 5, 1904 the American Society of Refrigeration Engineers (ASRE) was founded. In 1906 the term "Air Condition" was coined by a North Carolinian - Stuart Cramer. On January 29, 1959 ASRE and ASHAE merged to form the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

The North Carolina Chapter of ASRE was formed in 1939. The current North Piedmont Chapter grew from the division of the original North Carolina Chapter. The North Piedmont Chapter was charted and began its operation in the 1952 / 1953 fiscal year of ASHVE (not ASHRAE). The first North Piedmont Chapter President for ASHVE was L. L. Vaughan in 1952. The first president of the North Carolina Chapter of ASHRAE after the merger was B. J. (Billy) Jeglinski in 1959.

The North Piedmont Chapter has Greensboro, NC (Guilford County) as its headquarters and encompasses the following North Carolina counties: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin.

The North Piedmont Chapter has maintained a "Historian Archive" since 1982 and at present it remains in the original location of 206 Atwell Ave, Greensboro, NC. Records indicate that The North Piedmont Chapter has received the Society's " Gold Ribbon for History" every year except one since 1982. (Click here for an image of an article from ASHRAE's newsletter "Insights" highlighting one of these Gold Ribbon awards.)

ASHRAE 's success as the world's leader in the HVAC & R industry is the direct result of leadership's, continued involvement and the dedication of all the society's membership.

 

PAST PRESIDENTS:

Term in Office Name
2017-18 Kevin Mcdonald
2016-17 Kim Pierson
2015-16 Josh Barwick
2014-15 Maurice R. Harrison
2013-14 Lee Huffines
2012-2013 Jeff Vestal
2011-2012 Jim Swofford : Second Year
2010-2011 JIM SWOFFORD
2009 KEVIN BENGEL
2008 ROBERT BOUKNIGHT
2007 BRYAN HOLCOMB
2006 BRYAN LAMPLEY
2005 ANDY COCHRANE
2004 DRAYTON STOTT
2003 BRAD GROSS
2002 DENNIS O'KEEFE
2001 CHUCK GULLEDGE
2000 BILL WILLIAMS
1999 ERIC PRIVE
1998 CHRIS POE
1997 BRAD SMITH
1996 DAVID PLEASANTS
1995 Dr. HARMOHINDAR SINGH
1994 MIKE STORY
1993 JACK KRAWCZYK
1992 JIM FIELDS
1991 MONROE GENTRY
1990 ERIC LOWE
1989 IRA POSTON
1988 RUSTY HOFFMAN, JR.
1987 BENNY GIBBS
1986 JOE STEELE
1985 CHRIS EDMONDSON
1984 JOHN SAMS
1983 BUDDY WILLIAMS
1982 MORGAN JONES
1981 MARK O'NEIL
1980 WILLIE BULLOCK
1979 BOB BROWN
1978 LARRY SHOOK
1977 BOB LYSIAK
1976 JOE PIPPIN
1975 DAVID BELL
1974 PHIL LUCADO
1973 CLARENCE TILLERY
1972 HAROLD OGLETREE
1971 DeWITT SKINNER
1970 ED WHITE
1969 ED TRAVIS
1968 RAY McGALLIARD
1967 DON BRADY
1966 HENRY CHIUSANO
1965 KEN SISK
1964 TOM FRENCH
1963 TOM FRENCH
1962 SAM BLOUNT
1961 GLEN FARTHING
1960 DAN WAYNICK
1959 BILLY JEGLINSKI
1958 GEORGE ROTTMAN
1957 TEX COFER
1956 BOB GORRELL
1955 SAM OLIVER
1954 TOBE CROSLAND
1953 J. E. HART
1952 L. L. VAUGHN
1951 R. O. McGARY
1950 M. F. DuCHATEAU
1949 DePARX STIMSON
1948 E. S. DEWITT
1947 CHET ADAMS
1946 JIM MARSHALL
1945 K. W. SELDEN, JR.
1944 E. P. KLAGES
1943 F. J. REED
1942 E. R. HARDING
1941 W. M. WALLACE III
1940 ARVIN PAGE
1939 R. B. RICE