Industry Director for the Building Systems Division at NEMA
I joined NEMA a few months ago. Before that, I ran my own consultancy, helping organizations plan and execute complex projects and process improvement initiatives. I also specialized in trade association work and spent almost
10 years at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to serve both as staff and manufacturer representative on various Sections and Committees. As a result, I got familiar with and have enjoyed the unique dynamics at play when competitors come together
to tackle complex problems their industry faces. There is indeed a unique sense of accomplishment when you finally publish that Standard or guideline, or when you reach an agreement on a specific industry position. It’s a feeling that
your work is valuable and you have made the world a better place.
However, as with any processes, inefficiencies stand in the way of reaching that feeling. There is always room for improvements, specifically in operations. There are ways to develop Standards that are faster and cheaper, and with agreements that
will last longer. My excitement resides in our unique position as NEMA staff to unlock these improvements. I look forward to doing just that in my new capacity as Industry Director for the Building Systems Division at NEMA. ei