Sep 15, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International incoming Board Secretary, Asokdas Damodaran, Managing Director of Systemair India. Asokdas speaks of involvement with AMCA International—including the Board of Directors, the association's role, and general observations about the industry.
Asokdas will ascend to the role of Board Secretary at the upcoming 2022 AMCA Annual Meeting in October.
Air Movement and Control Association Position(s) held:
- Board Of Directors – AMCA International
- Steering Committee Chair – ASIA AMCA
- Marketing Committee Chair – ASIA AMCA
What is the key benefit for your company from your association with AMCA?
SYSTEMAIR has been a proud AMCA member and participant in the Certified Rating Program for decades. This, in addition to AMCA Accredited Laboratories across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, underlines our continuous commitment to delivering rigorously tested and certified products to our client that meets the highest energy efficiency and quality levels.
What is the key benefit for you personally from your association with AMCA?
Volunteering in different positions with AMCA has provided me with a great opportunity to meet the finest engineers across the globe on air movement and control Industry. Being associated with great leaders from the industry has provided great learning opportunities for enhancing my leadership skills and upholding the integrity of the industry.
How do you see AMCA changing in the future?
AMCA is becoming even more of a truly Global association with strategies to strengthen its position in Europe, Middle East, and ASIA. With its strong focus on standards, certification, and advocacy, I see AMCA becoming successful in these regions just as it has in North America. In the coming future AMCA will be truly global!
What are your words of advice for upcoming/younger employees of AMCA member companies?
You may find the HVAC &R Industry to be quite small compared to other Industries. However, our industry is experiencing tremendous growth due to the awareness of the need for ventilation and IAQ—which is directly related to health, productivity, and comfort. With such a positive growth trajectory, this industry will provide you with great opportunities to excel in your career and prepare you to grab the opportunity by enhancing your technical skills.
General observations or thoughts about AMCA International?
AMCA is a great organization with a demonstrated commitment to living its mission of enhancing the knowledge of air movement and control systems and upholding industry integrity.
AMCA will continue 'Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International' as a series, introducing you to the Board of Directors, Committee chairpersons, active member contacts, and the AMCA International staff.
Sep 15, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International incoming Board President, Mark Bublitz, Vice President - Industry Affairs of The New York Blower Company. Mark speaks of involvement with AMCA International—including the Board of Directors, the association's role, and general observations about the industry.…Read more
Sep 9, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International President, Jim Meats, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Loren Cook Company. Jim speaks of his time and involvement with AMCA International and myriad committees—including the Board of Directors, the association's role, and…Read more
Sep 2, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International outgoing Chairman of Board, Mats Sándor, Technical Director for Systemair AB. Mats reflects on his time leading AMCA International, the association's role, and general observations about the industry. Mats will relinquish the Chairman's gavel…Read more
May 4, 2022
by Lisa Cherney, AMCA Education Manager At the April 14th Education & Training Committee meeting, a new Chairperson and Vice-chairperson were installed. Nathan Redman, Senior Vice President of Sales, Kinetics Noise Control, is the new committee…Read more
Oct 26, 2021
by Lisa Cherney, AMCA Education Manager It’s been posted in several AMCA member newsletters, mentioned both on our website and in various AMCA committee meetings, and even was the subject of a recent webinar, yet many people have no idea what…Read more
May 3, 2021
While, over the course of my 30-plus years in the HVAC industry, I have seen plenty of ventilation-system designs and installations that have been nothing short of amazing, I have seen more than my fair share that, to put it kindly, have left a lot to…Read more
Apr 27, 2021
by Lisa Cherney, AMCA Education Manager AMCA International has three core tenets to our strategic plan: Advocate, Certify, and Educate. To make our educational offerings as easily…Read more
Dec 31, 2020
by Lisa Cherney, AMCA Education Manager As we prepare to flip the switch on a new year (thankfully), surely almost everyone can agree that 2020 developed into something totally unanticipated and unprecedented—in so many…Read more
Oct 13, 2020
...Some (PDH) Credit that is. by Lisa Cherney AMCA Education Manager AMCA first issued Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits for education programs on December 3,…Read more
Sep 29, 2020
The Role of HVAC in EU COVID-19 Recovery By HASSAN ABOU JAWHAR According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, millions of people within the WHO European Region spend approximately 90…Read more
Jul 16, 2020
Did you know that AMCA has 18 recorded webinars on our website ready for downloading or viewing at your convenience? Check it out at www.amca.org/webinar . Fifteen of those webinars are from 2020 alone, so the materials and…Read more
Apr 16, 2020
by Aaron Gunzner, AMCA Advocacy Manager Having never attended an AMCA meeting, I was not entirely sure of what to expect when I entered the room for breakfast the first morning of the…Read more
Mar 26, 2020
AMCA Speakers Network Connecting With Engineers The fledgling AMCA Speakers Network is off the ground and taking flight, with two presentations given since mid-December. On Dec. 12, AMCA Associate Director,…Read more
Mar 24, 2020
Resources for the Remote Worker by Lisa Cherney, AMCA Education Manager With conferences and seminars all over the world being postponed or cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we at AMCA International wish to remind…Read more
Jan 10, 2020
AMCA Outreach—Time to Consider Becoming an Associate Josh Parent, Associate Director, Business Development If you design, fabricate, assemble, and sell as a regular public offering one or more products that fall under the…Read more
Nov 15, 2019
AMCA Outreach—Allow us to (re)introduce ourselves Josh Parent, Associate Director, Business Development In 2016, AMCA polled engineers and architects to gauge their knowledge of AMCA and its Certified Ratings Program (CRP). The poll showed that what…Read more
Sep 24, 2019
The AMCA Speakers Network—an Opportunity to Grow, Influence, AND Network Tim Reilly Manager, Association Engagement As you may have heard, AMCA recently launched the AMCA Speakers Network, a group of subject-matter experts available…Read more
Mar 29, 2019
AMCA's North America Region Meeting (formerly Americas Region Meeting and Mid-Year Meeting) for 2019 is around the corner, and it is going to be unlike any of the meetings you may have attended in years past. Set for May 5 and 6 at …Read more
Mar 21, 2019
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity” — Aristotle by Lisa Cherney, AMCA Education Manager Any time I can borrow from the masters, I will—especially when they are so on point. AMCA…Read more
Mar 21, 2019
Introducing FEI—the AMCA Fan Energy Index by Michael Ivanovich, AMCA Senior Director, Global Affairs Let me introduce AMCA’s exciting new fan-efficiency metric, Fan Energy Index, a.k.a. FEI, and why it should replace the Fan Efficiency Grade metric in energy codes and standards.…Read more
Mar 15, 2019
Some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the air-systems industry concern codes and regulations. Though codes and regulations vary from region to region, the challenges and opportunities associated with them often are universal, involving finding the right balance between satisfying officials and regulators,…Read more
Mar 15, 2019
Congratulations to AMCA Middle East director, Mandarr Agshikar on attaining the distinguished ToastMaster recognition from Toastmaster International. This is an incredible honor and well deserved.
Mar 15, 2019
Congratulations to AMCA Manager of Industry Content, Scott Arnold—AMCA inmotion magazine editor-in-chief for receiving well-deserved recognition for the 2018 issue of the magazine from PR News during the PR News’ 2019 CSR & Nonprofit Awards Luncheon March 15 at The National Press…Read more