2017-18 WVASHRAE History

2017 – 2018 Chapter Leaders

President – Mr. Shane Hall
President-Elect – Mr. James W. Lowry, P.E.
Vice President – Mr. Chase Thomas
Treasurer – Mr. John A. Pruett, P.E.
Secretary – Mr. Ted A. Zachwieja III, P.E.
Government Grassroots Advocacy Chair – Mr. Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E.
Student Activities Chair – Mr. Davis A. Cotton, Jr., P.E.
Membership Promotion Chair – Mr. William K. Dempsey III
Chapter Technology Transfer Chair – Mr. Samuel T. Butzer, P.E.
Research Promotions Chair – Mr. Jennings L. Davis II, P.E.
YEA Chair – Mr. Alexander L. Clarkson
Chapter Historian – Mr. Joe Rigney, P.E.


Mr. Todd A. Zachwieja, P.E. – ZDS Design/Consulting Services
Mr. Arthur D. Hallstrom, P.E. – AD Hall and Associates
Mr. Dan Nolte – Casto Technical Services
Mr. Ray Wohlfarth – Fire & Ice
Mr. Grant H. Spencer – Carrier Enterprise
Mr. Jennings L. Davis II, P.E. – Rigney Digital Systems
Mr. Robert C. Doeffinger, P.E. – ZMM Architects & Engineers
Mr. Samuel T, Butzer, P.E. – ZMM Architects & Engineers

2018 Region VII CRC Accomplishments

2017-2018       WV ASHRAE Performance

The annual Region VII Chapters Regional Conference (CRC) was held in Chattanooga, TN August 2-4, 2018.  The West Virginia Chapter was again recognized for outstanding performance and received several awards, including the following:

  • West Virginia took FIRST PLACE in the Region in PAOE points this year. Our third time finishing in First in our 5-year history.
  • The David Levine Award for Excellence in Chapter Performance – Presented to Shane Hall
  • Presidential Award of Excellence
  • Community Sustainability Award – Presented to Shane Hall
  • Technology Award -Educational Facilities – Presented to Jeremy Smith, CMTA
  • Top Percentage of Goal and Challenge Goal for Research Promotion (this achievement was the best in all of ASHRAE)- Presented to Jennings Davis
  • 2nd Place in Student Activities – Presented to David Cotton

WV ASHRAE had an OUTSTANDING 2017-2018 PAOE performance, finishing in 1st place in Region VII with 16,692 points.  Overall, we finished in 15th place in the WORLD.  With our PAOE performance this year we maintained our Premier Chapter Status, one of only five in the country.

Chapter Operations – We finished 1st in Region VII and 13th overall in the world.

CTTC – Chair, Sam Butzer, finished in 1st place in Region VII and 24th highest point total in the world.

GGAC – Chair, Art Hallstrom, finished in 1st place in Region VII and 3rd highest point total in the world.

Membership Promotion – Co-Chairs, Will Dempsey and Art Hallstrom, finished in 7th place in Region VII.  We had a slow year in maintaining our membership numbers, in fact we ended up down a few members from the start of the year.  We all need to support our Chapter Membership Promotions Chair and our Chapter by working to maintain and increase our membership for the coming year.

Student Activities – Co-Chairs, David Cotton and Chase Thomas, finished in 2nd place in Region VII.

Research Promotion – Chair, Jennings Davis, finished in 1st place in Region VII and 20th highest point total in the world.  Our third annual Day of Learning and Trade Show was a big success and helped us reach this achievement for the second year in a row.

Historical – Co-Chairs, Joe Rigney and Jennings Davis, finished in 1st place in Region VII and tied for 21st highest point total in the world.

Electronic Communications – This is new PAOE category and this is the first year points were awarded.  Chair, Jennings Davis, finished in 1st place in Region VII and 8th highest point total in the world.

2017-2018 Available Chapter Documents

Meeting Minutes:
June 2018 – 2018 Chapter Planning Meeting Minutes

July 2017 Newsletter
August 2017 Newsletter
August 2017 Newsletter (late edition)
September 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter
November 2017 Newsletter/Meeting Reminder
December 2017 Newsletter
January 2018 Meeting Reminder
January 2018 Newsletter
February 2018 Student Branch Meeting Reminder
February 2018 Newsletter
March 2018 EXPO Reminder
March 2018 DOL/Trade Show Announcement
March 2018 DOL/Trade Show 2nd Announcement
April 2018 DOL Reminder
April 2018 Newsletter
June 2018 Newsletter

CIQ and CRC Information:
2018 WV R7 CRC Chapter Report (PDF)
2018 R7 CRC WV History Presentation (PDF)
2017-18 WV CIQ Report (.xls)