M/E Insider: Recent New Hires and Promotions

ASHRAE appoints new officers, KTA and RJA open new offices, and more.


Joe Scott, CPD, received a promotion from Cannon Design , St Louis, Mo., to the position of associate vice president. Since 2000, Scott worked in the fields of design, documentation and the coordination of plumbing, fire protection and medical gas systems.

Rolf Jensen & Assocs., (RJA) , Chicago, opened an office in Seattle. Carlo Gegen is the point of contact for RJA in Seattle. Gegen’s previous work experience includes consulting at the RJA office in Phoenix.

KTA Group, Inc . opened an additional office in Exton, Pa. The expansion marks the sixth new office in just over two years with additional offices in Washington D.C.; Blountville, Tenn.; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Sarasota, Fla.; and Tyson’s Corner, Va.

Kent W. Peterson, P.E., vice president and chief engineer P2S Engineering Inc, , Long Beach, Calif., became the new president of ASHRAE . Also, ASHRAE installed the followings officers to serve one-year terms:

William A. Harrison , president of Trane Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark., president-elect
Gordon V.R. Holness , P.E., chairman emeritus of Albert Kahn Assocs. Inc., Detroit, treasurer
Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E. , partner at Pathfinder Engineers, Rochester, N.Y., vice president
Maureen Grasso, dean of graduate school at University of Georgia, vice president
Andrew Persily , group leader at National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md., vice president
Vincent Tse , managing director at Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia), Hong Kong, vice president.

ASHRAE installed the following directors to serve three-year terms:

Ira Poston , northern region business relations manager at Duke Energy Carolinas, Burlington, N.C., region IV director and regional chair
Fred Betz, P.E. , manger of utility systems, PEDCo E&A Services, Cincinnati, region V director and regional chair

Robert Linder, P.E. , mechanical engineer, Karges-Faulconbridge Inc., St. Paul, Minn., region VI director and regional chair

Ross Montgomery, P.E. , owner, Quality Systems and Technology Inc., Palmetto, Fla.,

Yie-Zu Robert Hu, deputy general director, Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Chuting, Hsinchu, Taiwan, region XIII director and regional chair

Constantinos A. Balaras, P.E., research director at Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, director-at-large

Richard Kelso, Ph.D., P.E., retired president at Kelso-Regen Assocs., Knoxville, Tenn., director-at-large;

David Knebel, P.E. , vice president of sales and technology at , AAON Inc., Tulsa, Okla., director-at-large.

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