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RSES Announces 2018–2019 International and Auxiliary Board of Directors

October 31st, 2018

Rolling Meadows, Ill. (Oct. 31, 2018) – The RSES Board and RSES Auxiliary International Annual Business Meetings were held during the 2018 RSES Conference & HVACR Technology Expo on Oct. 9–12, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At that time, the 2018–2019 International Board and Auxiliary Board of Directors were sworn into office. The Executive Committee remained the same for one more year, and the Auxiliary Board pared down their members.

RSES 2018–2019 Board of Directors includes: International President Nick Reggi, CMS, RCT; International Vice President Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT; International Secretary and Treasurer Mike Ralston, CM; International Sergeant at Arms Raymond T. Clary, CMS; and Educational & Examining Board Chairman Roger M. Hensley, CMS, RCT.

Regional Directors include: Region 1 and 3 Ratib E. Baker, CMS, RCT; Region 2 Arthur T. Miller, CMS, RCT; Region 4 and 6 Raymond T. Clary, CMS; Region 5 and 7 Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT; Region 8 and 11 Brynn C. Cooksey, CMS, RCT; Region 9, 12 and 13 Michael Ralston, CM; Region 10 Jerry Clark, CM; Region 14 and 15 J.F. “Fred” Townsend, CM; and Region 16 and 17 Gary Struhar, CMS, RCT.

The 2018–2019 RSES Auxiliary Officers and Board of Directors were also appointed in October. They include: President Jill Malone; Vice President Gail Paschal; Secretary Irene Thompson; Treasurer Pat McCarthy; Sergeant at Arms Karla Miller; Director of Credentials Sandy Ralston; and Director of Publicity Brenda Decker.

RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization with chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more details, call 800-297-5660, email or visit

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.
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