Jeff A. Frie

posted Sep 6, 2011, 12:52 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Sep 7, 2011, 2:53 PM ]
I am honored and excited to be serving the Saskatoon Chapter as President for 2011-2012 year.  I have been a member of ASHRAE Society and the local Saskatoon Chapter since 2001.  I have been on the Board of Governors from 2003 in various roles most notably as membership chair.  Thru the years I have been given the opportunity to participate in ASHRAE at both the local and regional level which has granted me with many valuable experiences.  This year as your President will be another great experience.

I would first like to thank outgoing Chapter President, Jonathan Bushman, for his hard work and dedication to the Chapter.  Jonathan’s role on the Board is not over yet, as he assumes the role of Research Promotion Chair for the 2011-2012 campaign.  You can expect to hear from Jonathan as he raises funds for ASHRAE Research on behalf of the Saskatoon Chapter.  Remember money raised in Canada, stays in Canada.

As the incoming President, my goal is to continue to strengthen our local Chapter, thru membership involvement.  Our current Board of Governors is knowledgeable and has many years of experience.   I am pleased to announce we also have 3 new additions to the Board to serve as members-at-large.  Kirk Nagus with Axiom Industries, Jesse Friggstad with Keywest Engineering, and Deanna Astill a student with the University of Saskatchewan.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this year’s Board of Governors.
  • Chris Watt, President Elect; Programs Chair
  • Blake Erb, Chapter Treasurer; CTTC Chair
  • Michael Nemeth, Chapter Secretary, Webpage/Newsletter
  • Ryan McGillivray, Membership Promotion
  • Jonathan Bushman, Resource Promotion; Awards
  • Jack Scott, Chapter Historian
  • Greg Scrivener, Student Activities
  • Manfred Gerber, Refrigeration Chair
  • Kirk Campbell, Webpage/Newsletter (taking over from Michael Nemeth)
  • Kirk Nagus, Member-at-Large
  • Jesse Friggstad, Member-at-Large
  • Deanna Astill, Member-at-Large; Student Liason

Our Programs chair has been working hard and we are fortunate to have three Distinguished Lectures booked for the upcoming year including a visit by the ASHRAE Society President, Ron Jarnagin.  This will mark the 4th year running for the ASHRAE Society President to visit our chapter.

I would like encourage our Chapter Members to forward any questions, comments and provide feedback to the Board to ensure the local ASHRAE Chapter is meeting your expectations.

We’ll that’s all I have for now.  Hope to see as many as possible on our kick-off meeting September 13.

Jeff A. Frie
ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter President  2011-2012