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.