Jan 6, 2023
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International Board of Directors member Jürgen Albig, the Director of Product Management for AMCA member company Ziehl-Abegg SE, Germany. Jürgen speaks of his involvement with AMCA International—including his role on the AMCA board of directors, the association's role, and general observations about the industry.
AMCA Position(s) held: Member of the board of directors, Chair of the European AMCA steering committee, Member of the AMCARC committee
What is the key benefit for your company from your association with AMCA?
One of the benefits is that AMCA is the only active fan association with a clear mission to support the fan industry globally. In addition, it is beneficial for our industry that with the AMCA-certified rated product program, an identical global standard for fan performance is set.
What is the key benefit for you personally from your association with AMCA?
To meet fan experts from all over the world and work together for our industry's future. Setting the proper standards and develop together strategies to make our products more efficient and sustainable will be one of our future needs. I am proud to be part of this association and can support such important targets.
How do you see AMCA changing in the future?
AMCA is becoming a more global association. Especially our decision to encourage more independent regions, as we have in Europe with EU AMCA. It is the right step for all fan manufacturers in the world. The evolution from the former US-based into a global association for fan manufacturers is occurring, and decisions by our regions will allow further membership growth and strengthen the leadership position of AMCA.
What are your words of advice for upcoming/younger employees of AMCA member companies?
I will invite all young employees—men and women—to participate with AMCA when and where they can do it. The work on standards and advocacy topics gets more and more critical. We have seen this vividly in the last 20 years. It is an excellent opportunity to work with people from other companies or regions; you get an authentic inside look into our industry. Never stop learning in your business life, like I have done these past 40 years. AMCA is a perfect opportunity for a better understanding of technical or personal behavior in our area.
General observations or thoughts about AMCA International?
I can only say AMCA is successful through the contributions of its members. I want to add my appreciation for all the professional work of the AMCA employees. They do an excellent job and build the base for the work in the working groups and the regions. Without their support and clear working structure, we could not be as successful as we are as a global association today.
AMCA will continue the "Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International" series, introducing you to the Board of Directors, Committee chairpersons, active member contacts, and the AMCA International staff.
Dec 16, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International Advocacy Committee Chairperson for the Air Movement Division, Christian Taber, Principal Engineer—Codes and Standards for AMCA member company, Big Ass Fans. Christian speaks of his involvement with AMCA International—including his role on…Read more
Nov 18, 2022
By Scott Arnold, AMCA Manager, Industry Content The California Energy Commission (CEC) on Nov. 16 approved a long-in-the-works efficiency regulation for commercial and industrial fans and blowers as part of the state’s Title 20 appliance-efficiency regulations. Manufacturers of equipment covered by the regulation…Read more
Nov 18, 2022
The Air Movement and Control Association International is proud to recognize leaders from our member companies who have made, and continue to make, contributions to the association and the industry. Our November 2022 recognition goes to David Johnson, Director of…Read more
Nov 4, 2022
Meet the recently appointed Air Movement and Control Association International Associate Executive Director, Kim Delort. Kim discusses her initial impressions of AMCA International—including her new role on staff, her team, the association, and general observations about the industry. Kim joined the…Read more
Oct 28, 2022
As part of a new initiative, Air Movement and Control Association International is proud to recognize leaders from one of our member companies who have made, and continue to make, contributions to the association and the industry. This feature will supplement our regular…Read more
Oct 21, 2022
Meet the newly-elected Air Movement and Control Association International Board Member Noman Qamar, Technical Director, Central Ventilation Systems. Noman speaks about his involvement with AMCA International—including his new role on the Board of Directors, the association's role, and general observations about the industry.…Read more
Oct 14, 2022
Meet the newly-elected Air Movement and Control Association International Board Member Shelly Bibby, General Manager, Construction Specialties Middle East. Shelly speaks of her involvement with AMCA International—including her new role on the Board of Directors, the association's role, and general observations about the…Read more
Oct 7, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International Board Member Armin Hauer, Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs for ebm-papst. Armin speaks of his involvement with AMCA International—including the Board of Directors, the association's role, and general observations about the industry. Armin was…Read more
Sep 30, 2022
Meet the Air Movement and Control Association International Executive Director, Kevin Faltin. Kevin talks about his impressions of AMCA International—including working with our members, the association's role in the industry, and leading the global organization into the next decade. Kevin will lead…Read more
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…Read more
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