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Expert in HVAC Control Systems and Equipment

Expert ID: 108187 New Jersey, USA

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Expert has devoted his professional career to the design, component selection, cost estimating, prototyping, testing, integration, interfacing, manufacturing, and trouble-shooting of control systems, primarily for HVAC equipment and systems.

Expert's career path includes the selection of air-to-refrigerant and water-to-refrigerant heat exchangers used as evaporators, reheat coils, or condensers in primarily R-22 DX systems from 1/2 to 200 tons, as well as the specialty items (filters, driers, back-pressure valves, EPR valves, oil separators, sight glasses, expansion valves, head pressure controls, etc) and refrigerant piping (sizing and routing) to produce properly operating systems.

Expert has been designing and directing new or redesigned product development in this area for many years. His work includes conceptual design, component selection, control systems, piping, wiring, sheet metal structure and enclosure, prototype and preproduction unit preparation, and major agency construction requirements.


Expert has designed units for residential, industrial, transportation, severe environment, military, and computer room applications. He is skilled with performance test equipment, as well as the documentation and testing requirements of safety approval agencies such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Intertek Testing Services/ETL Testing Laboratories, and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

He has done a significant amount of on-site evaluation, trouble-shooting, and commissioning of HVAC and control equipment and systems for single and multi-family residences, schools, and office buildings.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: M.S.E.E. Subject: Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S.E.E. Subject: Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: FPM Group Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Mt. Holly, NJ, office Responsibilities:
Years: 1998 to 2004 Employer: National Refrigeration and AC Products Title: Engineering Manager Department: National Comfort Products Responsibilities:
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Mestek Title: Engineering Manager Department: Cooling Products Group Responsibilities:
Years: 1992 to 1997 Employer: Mestek Title: Manager of Product Development Department: Nesbitt Responsibilities:
Years: 1989 to 1995 Employer: Automated Test Labs, Inc. Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Airflow Company Title: Engineering Manager/V.P. Engineering Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1986 Employer: EDPAC Corporation Title: Chief Electrical Engineer/Director of Research and Development Department: Engineering Department Responsibilities:
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2005 to 2006 Agency: McGuire Air Force Base/Ft. Dix, NJ Role: Mechanical Engineer with FPM Group Description: He designed the ventilation system (equipment, ducts, diffusers, controls) and coordinated the engineering efforts involved in a project to replace the existing 50+ year old multiple chilled water air conditioning central station units with energy-efficient geothermal heat pumps.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Agency: Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas Role: Mechanical Engineer Description: Expert provided the engineering expertise to evaluate the suitability of retaining existing rooftop heating and cooling multizone and dual duct units with revised room layouts.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of IEEE and ASHRAE; he has been a representative on ASHRAE Standards Project Committees. He has been the company representative to the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and a member of the Unitary Small Equipment Engineering Committee. Expert has also been the company representative to the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and Intertek Testing Services (ITS/ETL).

Licenses / Certifications
EPA Certified Universal Refrigeration Technician
Publications and Patents Summary
He holds two United States Letters of Patent.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has provided marketing support and training for field service personnel on control systems and HVAC equipment including heat pumps.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of the following products: HVAC equipment including compressors, fans, heat transfer coils (refrigerant, water, steam), controls (electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, DDC, and pneumatic), actuators (valves and dampers), wire, motors, humidifiers, thermostats, and sensors; actuators (valves and dampers); transformers (power, isolation, auto-transformer, control, and buck/boost); motors, motor controls, power factor correction; humidifiers; test equipment for pressure, temperature, flow, velocity, and electrical measurement and recording; and sensors (temperature, pressure, flow, and humidity).
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has extensive experience working with standards and procedures for safety approvals by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and Intertek Testing Services (ETL).

Fields of Expertise

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