Starting this ASHRAE year each month one of our many volunteers on our Northeast ASHRAE Board, who help make the Chapter what it is, will be interviewed. Not only will this give our other members an opportunity to get to know them better (especially while we have virtual meetings), but it will also give the opportunity to learn more about what each person is involved in within our Chapter. Learning about the positions within our Chapter Board is a great starting place to getting involved!

This months interview is with John Thomas, who is serves on our Board of Governors. The questions are the black underline, and his responses are in blue underneath.

1.        What is your currently current role with our ASHRAE Chapter and what does that entail for responsibilities?

I’ve been serving on the Board of Governors for several years now.  Primary responsibilities include attending BOG meetings regularly and providing feedback, opinions, and support on various topics during business meetings.

2.        How long have you been in the industry / ASHRAE and what experiences do you have?

          I’ve been in the HVAC business for over 10 years as a specialist in the application and design of hydronic systems and   


3.        What do you enjoy doing in your space time?

Since the COVID pandemic, most of my early morning hours are spent either in my continually growing basement gym or running around the SUNY Albany loop, training for the return of the Spartan races.  My evenings and weekends are spent with my wife Taiane and children Bella (7) and Xander (2).

4.        What is your favorite thing about being involved in ASHRAE?

       I’ve really enjoyed getting to know all of the current and past board members, as well as the regularly attending members

       when we were able to have in person meetings.  I anxiously await the return of “in person” meetings and some normalcy.








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