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Region VI 2015 CRC


Julian R. de Bullet
Julian R. de Bullet has over 40 years experience in the HVAC industry. He is President of de Bullet Consulting. His career has concentrated on the applications of Chilled Water and All-Air systems as a manager of applied equipment sales and a service/performance contracting operation. Recently he was Vice President, Business Development of FAFCO Thermal Storage Systems, a manufacturer of ice storage systems. Prior, he was Director of Industry Relations for a major HVAC manufacturer. As ASHRAE Vice President (2001/2003), he served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and was Chair of Member Council and Publishing Council. He is Past President of the National Chapter and was Director and Regional Chair for ASHRAE Region III. He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer with over 350 Seminars delivered around the world with topics including "Responsible Refrigerant Use," Sustainable HVAC Systems," "Variable Primary Flow System designs," and "90.1 and LEED." He is a member of ASHRAE TC 8.2 Centrifugal Chillers and has co-authored numerous ASHRAE Handbook chapters. He chaired the Professional Development Committee, (Responsible for the ASHRAE Educational programs), was a voting member of the Publications and Education Council and the Society Advocacy Committee. He has co-authored ASHRAE Position Documents on Energy Efficiency, Natural Refrigerants and Ozone Depletion. He is a Life Member and holds the Distinguished and Exceptional Service Award. He presently serves on both the Honors and Awards Committee and the Nominating Committee. He is a graduate of the London University system in England, where he obtained an electrical engineering degree and a diploma in marketing.

Jennifer McIvor
Jennifer McIvor is vice president of environmental programs, compliance and permitting at MidAmerican Energy Company. Jenny is responsible for managing the company's environmental programs to ensure MidAmerican Energy and its facilities obtain the appropriate permits and remain in compliance with permit conditions and the associated regulatory requirements. Jenny also is responsible for integrating environmental assessments of existing and anticipated environmental regulations into planning and operating decisions of the company's business units, advising management of the impact of proposed regulations and developing compliance strategies. Ms. McIvor holds a master of environmental management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a law degree from Vermont Law School, and a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University.

Jeff Boldt, PE, LEED AP, HBDP
Jeff is a Principal and the Director Engineering at KJWW Engineering, a 500 person firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 30 years' experience in mechanical, fire protection, and acoustical design.

Jeff is a voting member of ASHRAE's 90.1 Energy Standard and chairs the working groups dealing with Advanced Energy Systems, Healthcare, Hydronics, Elevators/escalators, and Duct System Leakage. Jeff is also a voting member of ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings and chairs the acoustics subcommittee. Jeff is an author of the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Large Hospitals and of the AEDG for Small Healthcare Facilities. He has served as Project Manager and Design Engineer on many award-winning projects; including the Agronomy Laboratory, which won the ASHRAE International Technology Award for the best HVAC design of the year and which appeared on the cover of the ASHRAE Journal.

Jeff is a LEED accredited professional and received High-performance Building Design Professional accreditation. He is registered in both mechanical and fire protection engineering. Jeff is a member of ASHE, ICC, SFPE, WHEA, the WHEA Code Committee, the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Code Council, and the Wisconsin Mechanical Code Council. Jeff is a consultant to ASHRAE Standard 62.1 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; and a frequent commenter on Standard 170 - Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities. Since 2012 Jeff has had articles published in the ASHRAE Journal, CSE Magazine, and in Engineered Systems.

Adam Wright
Adam Wright began his employment with Berkshire Hathaway Energy in 1996. In 2003, Wright joined Northern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. From 2003 to 2009, Wright served in various management roles within Northern Natural Gas' operations group and was responsible for the development of the company's integrity management program for high-consequence areas and the completion of the Northern Lights expansion project. From 2010 to 2011, Wright served as vice president of marketing, managing negotiation and execution of long-term service agreements and general customer satisfaction initiatives. In 2012, Wright moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to lead MidAmerican Energy Company's wind department and currently serves as vice president of wind generation and development.

Wright earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a board member of the John R. Grubb YMCA and serves in various capacities within his local church. Wright is a Nebraska native, is married and has two children.

Julia Gauthier, LEED AP BD+C
Julia Gauthier is a Program Manager at The Weidt Group, managing the implementation of the firm's Design Assistance services for key clients in the area of high performance buildings and sustainable design. She has over 19 years of experience in implementing energy conservation and renewable energy programs. Ms. Gauthier's speaking engagements have included audiences of AIA Iowa, the USGBC-Iowa Chapter, the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Iowa Utility Board/Office of Consumer Advocate, the Iowa Association for Energy Efficiency, and the Design-Build Institute of America, Iowa Chapter.

Ms. Gauthier holds an MBA and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Ryan Schwartz, EIT, LEED® Green Associate
Ryan Schwartz, an Energy Analyst with The Weidt Group, is an Engineer-in-Training with seven years of experience conducting Measurement & Verification (M&V) work and five years of experience conducting building energy simulations for new construction and renovation/addition projects. Since joining the firm in 2007, his work has focused on conducting site verification work and monitoring of buildings after they are built to measure building performance and give feedback to owners and design teams about building operations.

Mr. Schwartz also consults with design teams on the design and implementation of energy monitoring systems and energy conservation measures. In addition, he has led ongoing M&V efforts for projects pursuing the LEED® Measurement and Verification credit. Overall, his experience includes more than 13.7 million square feet of new and renovated construction.

Mr. Schwartz received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and he is an Associate Member of ASHRAE.

Thomas E. Watson, P.E.
Fellow Life Member, 2012-13 President, ASHRAE Tom Watson, P.E., Fellow Life Member, is chief engineer, Daikin McQuay, Staunton, Va. He oversees new product development for centrifugal compressor technology and is primarily involved in technical areas related to refrigerant applications, aerodynamics, bearing design and motor applications. He holds five patents related to refrigerant, gas and chiller compressors.

As ASHRAE's president, Watson directs the Society's Board of Directors and oversees the Executive Committee. His presidential theme is Broadening ASHRAE's Horizons, which emphasizes the role of ASHRAE members as leaders in the application of sustainable design and practices in our communities worldwide.

Watson became involved in ASHRAE in 1972 and became a member of Technical Committee 8.2, Centrifugal Machines, soon thereafter. He served as member of the Standard 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, committee in the early 1990s and also served as chair of the Standard 15 committee, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems.

While remaining active in ASHRAE's standards activities, especially internationally, Watson also has held several positions on the Society's Board of Directors. He is past Society president-elect, treasurer, vice president and a director-at-large. Most recently, he served as chair of the committee that oversaw the Society's rebranding, rolled out in January 2012.

His past service includes chair, Members Council and Technology Council, President-Elect Advisory Committee, the Strategies for a Global Environment Ad Hoc Committee and the Advocacy Committee; and vice chair of the Vision 2020 Ad Hoc Committee. He also served as a member of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee.

He has received the Standards Achievement Award and an Exceptional Service Award. Watson was awarded a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1966 and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1969.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 50,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today.

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