Utica, N.Y. — ECR International, Inc. announced that president & CEO, Ron Passafaro, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Hydronics Institute through 2017.
Re-election to the Chairmanship in consecutive terms is rare and likely due to the three significant issues which began during Passafaro’s first term: US DOE 2020 Minimum Efficiency regulations, US DOE Testing Procedures and Protocols and EPA ENERGY STAR Efficiency Tiers. Ron’s management of these complex challenges facing the industry thus far has moved the Institute’s members to call upon him to finish this important work during a second term.
Passafaro has been a member of the Hydronics Institute his entire career and has served on its Executive Board since 2007. The Institute is comprised of 69 domestic and international manufacturers of boilers and related components. The Hydronics Institute develops standards, conducts certification testing and works with Federal agencies, specifically the US Department of Energy, in regard to regulations governing efficiency and safety standards for the North American boiler industry.
Passafaro, who looks forward to his new term, said, “I am honored and humbled to be re-elected by my competitors and industry peers. Our industry continues to face increasing Federal and State regulation governing residential and commercial boiler efficiency standards. I am committed to working with both our government representatives and member companies to meet and exceed the North American market’s expectations.”
The Hydronics Institute has been representing the North American boiler industry since 1915 and is celebrating its Centennial this September in Absecon, NJ. It is a sub-section of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) which represents 314 member companies with over 1 million US workers dedicated to excellence in product manufacturing to meet the heating, cooling and refrigeration needs of the world.
Passafaro also has served on the AHRI board of directors since 2011.