The HVACR Training Authority™

 
 

RSES Journal Archive Search

 

Columnists

Jordan Brandes

Jordan Brandes joined RSES/RSES Journal in May 2013 as an Associate Editor. In addition to writing and general production of the Journal, his responsibilities include compiling industry news for In the Field, Society news in RSES News, products and other departments of the magazine and website (Cooling Down, Industry Calendar, Chapter Programs) along with handling the social media aspects of the publication. He also works with the Manufacturers’ Service Advisory Council to manage questions and answers highlighted monthly for MSAC Hotline.

Quarterly Columnists

RSES Journal features an array of guest columnists, several of whom offer columns on a rotating quarterly basis, such as Internet Insight, Investment Insight, Marketing Matters and Money Matters, each of which serves up unique perspectives on various facets of owning, managing and/or working for HVACR businesses.

Jim Johnson

Author of RSES Journal's popular monthly Troubleshooting column, Jim Johnson is the DIrector of Training for Technical Training Associates, which boasts, "Skill Development through Specialized Training" since 1985. Johnson offers a host of products—many of which can be found at RSES' Online Store—including: supplemental training materials for HVACR curriculum; customer service and sales skills programs; and items for service managers, product manufactuers and publishers.

Lori Kasallis

Lori has been with RSES/RSES Journal since April 2007. As the Publisher/Editor, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the monthly magazine, which includes working with RSES Members, sister associations and manufacturers to procure features, then working with the Technical Review Committee to ensure their technical accuracy; managing deadlines and the overall production of the publications; attending/reporting on industry trade shows and RSES Chapter/Association events; and more.

Jonathan Melchi

RSES Journal's Capitol Climate author, Jonathan Melchi is the Director of Government Affairs of HARDI, where he works to augment and grow HARDI's government affairs activities to represent, promote and advance the interests and concerns of HARDI's more than 400 HVACR wholesale distributor member companies. Melchi joined HARDI during a time of unprecedented uncertainty regarding energy-efficiency, environmental, tax, labor and small business policy. Melchi also manages the industry website, www.savehvacjobs.com, and leads much of HARDI's policy coordination with industry partner organizations.

Lori Schiavo

Lori has been with RSES/RSES Journal since April 2007. As the Publisher/Editor, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the monthly magazine, which includes working with RSES Members, sister associations and manufacturers to procure features, then working with the Technical Review Committee to ensure their technical accuracy; managing deadlines and the overall production of the publication; attending/reporting on industry trade shows and RSES Chapter/Association events; and working with the rest of the RSES Headquarters Staff to help grow/retain RSES Members and RSES Journal subscribers. She also is the Secretary for the Manufacturers' Service Advisory Council and manages the questions/answers featured monthly in MSAC Hotline. Kasallis works with the MSAC Chairman to maintain communication among the Council Members, while attempting to recruit new Members, ensuring every area of the HVACR industry can be covered.

 
 
 
 

Search Entire Site

 
 
 
 
 
 
RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
©2011 RSES. All Rights Reserved.