Robert Wilkins, president of Danfoss, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) at the organization's Board of Directors meeting held November 12-14 in Palm Springs, California.
Wilkins has been an active member of ARI for more than 25 years. He has served as ARI Treasurer, as Chairman of the Component Control and Condensing Units product section, and as a member of the former Wholesalers Relations Committee. He currently serves as Chairman of the AHR Expo Policy Committee.

C. David Myers, president and CEO, York, a Johnson Controls Company, Milwaukee, WI, was elected first vice chairman of ARI.
Deborah Hawkins, president, Superior Coils, Inc., Fort Worth, TX, will serve as immediate past chairman.
Keith Coursin, president, Desert Aire Corp., Milwaukee, WI, was elected treasurer of ARI’s board of directors.
ARI board also elected nine vice presidents:
- Halsey Cook, president of residential and light commercial systems, Carrier Corp., Farmington, CT
- Steven S. Duerwachter, president, Baltimore Aircoil, Co., Baltimore, MD
- John Ferguson, president, International Division, Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh, MI
- Ray Hoglund, president and CEO, Hill PHOENIX, Conyers, GA
- J.R. Jones, president of the air conditioning division, Rheem Manufacturing, Fort Smith, AR
- David J. LaGrand, president and CEO, NORDYNE, Inc., O’Fallon, MO
- Michael Lehman, president, Bard Manufacturing, Bryan, OH
- John H. Reilly, president and CEO, National Refrigeration Products, Philadelphia, PA
- Eric Roberts, general manager, McQuay International, Minneapolis, MN

The following Directors-At-Large with Terms expiring in 2009 were elected by ARI members:
- Daniel Ellis, president, ClimateMaster, Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Ray Hoglund, president and CEO, Hill PHOENIX, Conyers, GA
- Harry L. Holmes, president and CEO, Morrison Products, Inc., Cleveland, OH
- J.R. Jones, president of the air conditioning division, Rheem Manufacturing, Fort Smith, Ark.
- David J. LaGrand, president and CEO, NORDYNE, Inc., O’Fallon, MO
- Mark MacCracken, CEO, Calmac Manufacturing Corp., Fair Lawn, NJ
- Mark Morelli, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Farmington, Conn. (newly elected)
- John H. Reilly, president and CEO, National Refrigeration Products, Philadelphia, PA
- Robert Wilkins, president, Danfoss, Baltimore, MD

Elected by ARI members to fill the remaining 2008 term as a Director-At-Large:
Harry Bizios, president and COO, Lennox Commercial Heating and Cooling, Richardson, TX (newly elected)

Newly-elected product section chairs are:
- Air Control and Distribution Devices Section: Dan Int-Hout, chief engineer, Krueger, Richardson, TX
- Automatic Commercial Ice Makers Section: David Foth, marketing manager, Mile High Equipment LLC, Denver, CO
- Component Controls Section: Ricardo Schneider, vice president of sales and marketing, Danfoss, Baltimore, MD.
- Chemicals and Refrigerant Reclaimers Section: Tom Gagnon, executive accounts manager, Amtrol, Inc., West Warwick, RI
- Fans and Blowers Section: Archie Eschborn, vice president of sales and marketing, Revcor, Inc., Carpentersville, IL
- Pool Heat Pump and Spa Heaters Section: Jeff Tawney, vice president and general manager, AquaCal Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
- Liquid Chillers Section: Tony Digmanese, director of industry relations, York, A Johnson Controls Company, York, PA
- Mobile Refrigeration Section: David Siegenthaler, senior program manager, Carrier Corp., Syracuse, NY
- Unitary Small Equipment: Peter Alexander, senior vice president of sales, Goodman Manufacturing Corp., Houston, TX
- Zone Control System Manufacturers and Variable Frequency Drives Section: Dennis Laughlin, president, Arzel Zoning Technology, Inc., Cleveland, OH
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