AMCA Staff



Mark Stevens

Title: Executive Director
Email: mstevens@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6290
Mark Stevens' primary responsibility is to lead, develop and execute AMCA's strategic plan by developing, implementing and executing operational goals in support of member needs. His responsibilites include effectively bringing to bear his knowledge of the industry and its landscape in North America, Europe and Asia. He uses his personal relationships with major industry players around the world to bring about a collegial and collaborative environment among people with disparate interests.


Scott Arnold

Title: Manager of Industry Content
Email: sarnold@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6335  
Scott Arnold is a seasoned industry journalist and editor who joined AMCA International after nearly 18 years with HPAC Engineering magazine. Scott will lead development and publication of AMCA inmotion magazine, newsletters, webinars, white papers, and other educational content. 


Janet Blanchfield

Title: Meeting Manager
Email: jblanchfield@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6255  
Janet Blanchfield manages the strategy and planning of meetings and special events for AMCA. Her responsibilities include contract negotiations, meeting logistics, registration and budget management. She provides support to AMCA's marketing manager and is a liaison to the AMCA Board of Directors and past presidents. 


Joseph Brooks, P.E.

Title: Director of Publications and Standards
Email: jbrooks@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6250  
Joe Brooks is a professional engineer that has been on the AMCA International staff for over sixteen years. Joe is staff liaison to the AMCA committees, working groups and task forces that develop test standards, application guides, certified ratings programs and building code proposals.He also acts as a liaison to the AHSRAE Fan Technical Committee, ISO Fan Technical Committee and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Fan Technical Committee. 


Lisa Cherney

Title: Education Manager
Email: lcherney@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6328  
Lisa is responsible for the management, scheduling, and coordination of AMCA educational programs and modules.



Teodora Christopher

Title: Senior Accountant
Email: tchristopher@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6272  
Teodora Christopher is responsible for AMCA's accounting processes and activities, including banking, accounts receivable and accounts payable functions, as well as financial reporting. Teodora graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in finance.


Robb Clawson

Title: Director of Education, Marketing, & Communications
Email: rclawson@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6325  
Robb Clawson is responsible for AMCA’s internal and external branding and messaging—to include association education, web site, social media, trade shows, press releases, and advertising. Robb has a BA from the University of Illinois-Urbana and an MS from Roosevelt University in Chicago.


Mark DeRoo

Title: Director of Technical Services      
Email: mderoo@amca.org      
Phone:    +1 847-704-6315        
Mark DeRoo is responsible for the operation of AMCA’s laboratory in Chicago, the oversight of AMCA’s independent labs and the laboratory accreditation program.  He oversees AMCA’s quality management program and is also involved with ISO committees, working alongside the executive director towards the goal of independent representation.


Brad Doolittle

Title: Laboratory Technician
Email: bdoolittle@amca.org

Brad Doolittle’s responsibilities include shipping/receiving, unit prep, and test product setup.


Paul Fajnor, CPA

Title: Director of Finance, Membership, and Information Technology
Email: pfajnor@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6270  
Paul Fajnor is responsible for accounting and financial reporting, banking and investment activities, employee benefits, payroll and human resources administration, and the administration of AMCA's corporate insurance programs. Paul acts as liaison to the AMCA Board and Directors, Executive Committee, Audit Committee and Investment Committee, and he provides guidance and support to AMCA staff for financials matters. Paul is also responsible for audit functions related to AMCA's financial and accounting reporting as well as those activities related to AMCA's employee benefit plans and corporate insurance programs. 


Kevin Garrity

Title: Certified Rating Program Manager
Email: kgarrity@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6320  

Kevin Garrity manages the day-to-day administrative operations of AMCA’s Certified Ratings Program by assisting licensees with their inquiries, reviewing catalog submittals, maintaining records and updating the AMCA Certified Products Directory. He also partakes in projects to improve and simplify the AMCA Certified Ratings Programs. 


Bruce Hackett

Title: Director of Information Technology
Email: bhackett@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6260  
Bruce Hackett is responsible for the networking and telecommunication infrastructure at AMCA’s headquarters. He also advises on software and website development projects. As a former laboratory engineer at AMCA, Bruce is occasionally called upon to assist with laboratory projects – particularly those involving the development of software tools used in laboratory testing. 


Michael Ivanovich

Title: Senior Director of Global Affairs
Email: mivanovich@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6340  
Michael Ivanovich helps develop and advocate AMCA member positions on energy efficiency and sustainability, with emphasis on building codes and standards for energy efficiency and sustainable construction. He represents AMCA in international government and industry relations and is the AMCA lead for publications and standards.


Johnny Juarez

Title: Laboratory Technician
Email: jjuarez@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6262
Johnny's responsibilities include shipping/receiving, unit prep, and test product setup.


Dan Lawhorn

Title: Quality Manager
Email: dlawhorn@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6257  
Daniel Lawhorn III is responsible for ensuring and maintaining a high standard of quality and customer service from the AMCA laboratory. 


Nazme Mohsina

Title: Associate Director of Certification
Email: nmohsina@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6265  

Nazme directs the activities of the Certified Rating Programs administered by AMCA International. She ensures the ratings developed for the Certified Ratings Program are based on standardized testing and is involved in development of software tools used in laboratory testing. She contributes to simplification and improvement projects in AMCA. Her skills allow her to address any technical needs as they arise. Nazme is also is a member of the laboratory accreditation team.


Erin Moore

Title: Documents Specialist/Administrative Assistant
Email: emoore@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6285  

Erin Moore is responsible for the editing and tracking of AMCA’s publications, test standards, and applications guides.  She is also responsible for coordinating the document development and revision procedure which includes distributing drafts, tracking letter ballot results and shepherding the publication through the standard and publication process.


Tim Orris, CAE, IOM

Title: Manager of Association Services
Email: torris@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6280  
Tim Orris provides support services and logistics for association meetings, publication and standards development, advocacy, and the Certified Ratings Program. Also, he serves as the primary liaison to the AMCA product divisions and helps to administer member programs.


Josh Parent

Title: Associate Director of Business Development
Email: jparent@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6330  
With the primary objective to increase use of and demand for the AMCA seal, Josh Parent communicates and meets with buyers and specifiers of members’ products and provides training and education on the AMCA Certified Ratings Program to members’ sales teams. Additionally, he serves as steward/guide/advocate for new members, helping them take full advantage of AMCA programs. 


Christian Peshek

Title: Laboratory Technician




+1 847-704-6357

Christian's responsibilities include shipping/receiving, unit prep, and test product setup.


Tim Reilly

Title: Laboratory Manager




+1 847-704-6252

Tim Reilly manages the day-to-day operation of AMCA’s laboratory. 


Andrew Schmidt

Title: Software Engineer/Statistical Program Manager
Email: aschmidt@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6275  
Andrew Schmidt is responsible for the design, development, deployment and maintenance of all internal and internet software systems for AMCA. He is also the manager of the AMCA Statistical Program. 


Jim Simmons

Title: Laboratory Technician
Email: jsimmons@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6275  
Jim's responsibilities include shipping/receiving, unit prep, and test product setup.



Courtney Stone

Title: Assistant Manager, Membership
Email: cstone@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6322  
Courtney Stone manages the day-to-day membership process, including new-member applications, member-recruitment tracking, membership communications, and membership-revenue budget management. Additionally, she works with other departments, including marketing, the Certified Ratings Program, finance, and laboratory operations, on ways to broaden AMCA’s mission and reach.



Phil Zurkowski

Title: Laboratory Project Manager
Email: philz@amca.org
Phone:    +1 847-704-6267  
Along with ensuring and maintaining a high standard of quality and customer service from the AMCA laboratory, Phil is a member of the laboratory accreditation team



AMCA Europe Staff



Francesco Gattiglio

Title: Director, AMCA Europe
Email: fgattiglio@eu.amca.org
Phone:    +32 478 982 191
Francesco Gattiglio is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AMCA organization in Europe—assisting European members and providing the organization with administrative, marketing, and association support and guidance.


Erwin Marckx

Title: Engineering Advisor, AMCA Europe
Email: emarkz@eu.amca.org
Phone:    +32 2 761 16 72
Erwin Marckx advises the AMCA Europe staff and membership on engineering matters.


Francoise Maon

Title: Manager, Marketing & Communications, AMCA Europe
Email: fmaon@eu.amca.org
Phone:    +32 2 761 16 72
Francoise Maon is responsible for the marketing and communications activities for AMCA Europe; coordinating with AMCA International staff to ensure consistent messaging, branding, and that European members are kept informed of all activities within the region and around the globe.


AMCA Middle East Staff



Mandarr Agshikar

Title: Director, AMCA Middle East
Email: magshikar@me.amca.org
Phone:    +971528761543
Mandarr Agshikar is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AMCA organization in the Middle East—assisting members and prospects while providing the organization with administrative, marketing, and association support and guidance.