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I have played an active role in the HVACR industry for over 40 years. From field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author, I have seen our industry undergo many changes; some good, some bad, but all have provided amazing opportunities for our industry to grow and advance.
As I presently serve as the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute, I am afforded the opportunity to work with over 1200 career and technical education programs to help improve the quality of HVACR training and eduction. I have over twenty five years of teaching experience and have taught at several private, secondary and postsecondary institutions. I enjoy the opportunity to present at many national HVACR events, where I speak on many different topics important to our industry.
I earned my dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York, where I studied electrical engineering, economics, and operations management. I earned my Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where I specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower. I am currently a Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE), a credential earned through HVAC Excellence, and also carry the BEAP credential issued by ASHRAE, which classifies me as a Building Energy Assessment Professional.
As an active member of various industry organizations, including ASHRAE and IEEE, I served as the subject matter expert and wrote the production scripts for dozens of educational videos directly relating to our industry in addition to co-authoring the number one HVACR textbook in the industry, “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology”, presently in its 9th Edition” published by Cengage Learning. This book is used in over 1,100 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals learn, and master, the skills required to service, install, design, service and troubleshoot HVACR equipment.
Other book credits include Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th, 7th, and 8th Edition, Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 1st and 2nd Edition, Pressure Enthalpy Without Tears (2006, 2014), Heat Pumps, 1st and 2nd Editions and Psychrometrics Without Tears (2014). Eugene has also written a number of articles for industry newspapers and magazines.
I was selected as one of the top three HVAC/R instructors in the country for the 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 academic school years by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), now AHRI, and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (ACHR) News.