History

    The Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE was chartered in October of 1953, when it was still known as the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE). The name ASHVE was eventually changed to ASHRAE with the merger of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers with the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) in 1959.

    Below are links to PDF copies of pieces of the Chapter's history, including a copy of the Chapter's Charter, a photograph of the Chapter's Gavel, Meeting Notes from when the Chapter was formed, old Dust Devil Newsletters (many which were compiled by Walter Bibble) and a copy of the Chapter's Manual of Operations from 1962 (courtesy of Bob Langmade). We are always looking for more historical items to post on the website, so if you have any interesting photographs, documents, and such, please contact the Chapter's Historian John Benson at jbenson@peaeng.com.

    PAST PRESIDENTS LIST

    YEAR 

    PRESIDENT 

    YEAR 

    PRESIDENT 

    1953

    Vern Carnes

    1986

    Paul Sorenson

    1954

    Vern Carnes

    1987

    Dave Cosgrove

    1955

    Walter Biddle

    1988

    Rick Whitaker

    1956

    James Hoaglund

    1989

    Dick Heitz

    1957

    Ted Boothroyd

    1990

    Curt Hahn

    1958

    Fred Gabbard

    1991

    Joseph Buffalin

    1959

    George Jackson

    1992

    Louise Lasat

    1960

    Jack R. Hight

    1993

    Monte Sterdevant

    1961

    Stan Fredrickson

    1994

    Diane Langmade

    1962

    T. Sigmundson

    1995

    Erik Kirkland

    1963

    Robert Langmade

    1996

    Dave West

    1964

    Chuck Haak

    1997

    Lance Jones

    1965

    Bill Waggoner

    1998

    Robert Harris

    1966

    Fred Anderson

    1999

    Mark Cunningham

    1967

    George Timmerman

    2000

    Katherine Hammack

    1968

    Jim Button

    2001

    Steve Blau

    1969

    Dick Joachim

    2002

    Michael Tobin

    1970

    George Moore

    2003

    Brian McAuliffe

    1971

    Bill Haggard

    2004

    Doug Lovell

    1972

    Dave Falk

    2005

    Brent Snider

    1973

    Jim Ray

    2006

    Robert Sty

    1974

    Dan Schwartz

    2007

    Tiffany Bates

    1975

    Tom Datena

    2008

    April L. Ricketts

    1976

    John Benson

    2009

    Dennis Surovcik II

    1977

    Dean Moody

    2010

    Gary A. Nelson

    1978

    John Filli

    2011 

    Shawn Masterson

    1979

    Jim Sorenson

    2012 

    Tyson Padgett

    1980

    Tom Babbington

     2013  Tom Andrews

    1981

    Alfonso Rodriguez

     2014  Colin Laisure-Pool

    1982

    Peter Kunka

     2015  James Kennelly

    1983

    Peter Menconi

       

    1984

    Dave Downing

       

    1985

    John Summa