Frank R. CuadernoARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., October 3, 2019—Frank R. Cuaderno of Mars Air Systems (top left) was re-elected and Armin Hauer, Dipl.-Ing., of ebm-papst Inc. (middle right) and Edmond Rizk, PE, of Ontario Specialty Architectural (OSA) Products (bottom left) were elected to the board of directors of Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International during the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Maui, Hawaii, today.

Cuaderno, who is vice president of engineering for Gardena, Calif.-based Mars Air Systems, maker of air curtains, has nearly 25 years of industry experience. He is a member of the technical advisory groups for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 117, Fans, and NSF/ANSI 37, Air Curtain for Entranceways for Food and Food Service Establishments, in addition to serving on a number of ASHRAE committees.

Hauer, who is manager, regulatory and government affairs, for ebm-papst, maker of fans and motors, is chair of the review committee for ANSI/AMCA Standard 205, Energy Efficiency Classification for Fans; vice chair of the review committee for AMCA Publication 211, Certified Ratings Program Product Rating Manual for Fan Air Performance; and a member of the Americas Region Steering Committee. Additionally, he chairs the fans working group of the mechanical subcommittee for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 5.1, Fans; the project committee for ASHRAE Standard 222, Standard Method of Test for Electrical Power Drive Systems; the Handbook committee for ASHRAE TC 1.9, Electric Systems; the standards committee for ASHRAE TC 1.11, Electric Motors and Motor Control; and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute Blower, Fan, and Motor product section.

Edmond Rizk, PERizk, who is executive director of Dubai-based OSA Products, maker of high-performance louvers, entrance mats and grilles, district-cooling screens, shutters, expansion-joint covers, and wall protection, is chair of the AMCA Sand Louver Committee, developer of the wind-driven-sand-resistance test in ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-L, Laboratory Methods of Testing Louvers for Rating. He is active in promoting the AMCA Certified Ratings Program through the AMCA Middle East Steering Committee.

The term for each seat on the AMCA board of directors is three years.

The 2019 AMCA Annual Meeting sees the conclusion of the terms of two members of the AMCA board of directors: Chairman Doug Yamashita, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corp., and Cuaderno. With the re-election of Cuaderno and the election of Hauer and Rizk, AMCA sought to fill the two vacancies and grow the board by one to 13 members.

About AMCA International

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers of fans, dampers, louvers, air curtains, and other air-system components for commercial HVAC, industrial-process, and power-generation applications. With programs such as certified ratings, laboratory accreditation, verification of compliance, and international-standards development, its mission is to advance the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity on behalf of AMCA members worldwide. For more information about AMCA, visit


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