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Ronald “Ron” Jarnagin
Ronald “Ron” Jarnagin is a staff scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash. As ASHRAE’s president, Jarnagin directs the Society’s Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee.
His presidential theme is Sustaining ASHRAE Through Leadership. Jarnagin calls on members to set goals and engage in those activities that will make ASHRAE a stronger organization in the future. He reminds us that it is all about the members. Maintaining the sustainability of ASHRAE as a viable force in the industry also is important, and will take a new generation of leaders.
Past service includes all offices on the Executive Committee; chair of the President-Elect Advisory Committee, Members Council, the Advocacy Committee and the Building Energy Quotient Ad Hoc Committee; a consultant to the Standard 90.1 committee, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. He formerly chaired the Standard 90.1 committee and chaired committees that wrote three Advanced Energy Design Guides on small offices, highway lodging and warehouses and storage units.
Jarnagin is a recipient of the Exceptional Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award.
He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1978 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 1980 and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1971.
He and his wife, Linda, have a daughter, Kaitlin
T. David Underwood P.Eng.
T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow Life Member, ASHRAE-Certified Commissioning Process Management Professional, is retired and resides in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
As vice president, Underwood is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive committee and serves as chair of Publishing and Education Council.
“Serving on the Board of Directors affords the opportunity to view and review our activities from the perspective of the whole membership,” he said, speaking about the greatest opportunity facing ASHRAE. “With this opportunity comes great responsibility to rationally debate the issues among the Board members to seek the best solutions for our collective membership. The greatest opportunity and possibly the greatest challenge is to engage the grassroots member with the same passion and commitment of the Board for the technical activities of the Society. It is our challenge to excite the whole membership with our commitment to our industry and our future in it.”
He is serving his second term as vice president. Other service includes member of the Toronto Chapter Board of Governors and Honors and Awards Committee and liaison to the Building Energy Quotient Ad Hoc Committee. He formerly served as director-at-large on the Board of Directors; a member of the Planning Committee and Foundation Trustees; and chair of the Commissioning Process Management Professional certification subcommittee.
He has received the Exceptional Service Award.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1964.
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is the second oldest ASHRAE Chapter in Canada, ASHRAE Manitoba was formed in 1935. Throughout its 77 years in existence, it continues to be on the leading edge of new technologies and home to a strong and passionate membership.