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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.

Kasallis began her career in B2B publishing in 2000 with an engineering/mining trade publication. After working a brief stint with a printing trade publication, she began working with residential and commercial construction publication. After a two-year sabbatical from the industry, she returned to her love of publishing through RSES Journal.

Although Kasallis has been writing/publishing her personal writing for more than 20 years, she has worked professionally as a writer/editor in some capacity since she graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999.


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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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