RSES Canadian Capital Chapter to host annual conference
March 24, 2017
UPDATED The annual Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Canada Conference will be held at Algonquin College in Ottawa on May 5 and 6, 2017. The program includes four speakers, opportunities to test for the CM, CMS designation and a dinner at Algonquin College on May 6. Sign in for conference begins on May 5 at 3 p.m. The AGM will be held that evening at 8 p.m. following a hydronics session presented by Dave Digel.
Digel holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph and is graduate of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprenticeship Program at Algonquin College. He worked as a chiller service mechanic representing The Trane Company for 15 years, before establishing DigelAir HVAC Supply Inc., a wholesale/distributor of HVAC equipment and hydronic specialties. Digel holds BCIN registration as an independent designer.
Phil Boudreau leads the speaker program on Saturday with his session on CO2 refrigeration. Boudreau has worked in the HVAC/R industry for 30 years. During his first 22 years in the trade, he worked primarily in the wholesale business providing sales and technical support to HVAC/R contractors. Boudreau taught a refrigeration course during the evenings at Humber College in Toronto for approximately 12 years. Currently Boudreau is sales and technical support manager for Ontario with Bitzer Canada Inc.
Brynn Cooksey and Jamie Kitchen will address electrical and troubleshooting strategies respectively.
Cooksey currently works at an electric and gas utility company serving southeast Michigan as an electrical engineer. He specializes in industrial HVAC/R maintenance, service, equipment performance testing, and electrical power generation. He is a certified HVAC/R instructor with Henry Ford College in Dearborn, MI, as well as a RSES certified technical trainer and a certified technical educator for the ESCO group. He holds five RSES Certificate Member Specialist certifications and has obtained all of the North American Technical Excellence’ (NATE) Service and Installation certifications.
Kitchen attended Humber College School of Technology where he earned a technologist diploma in Energy Management. After working at the college in its HVAC/R lab he joined Danfoss as an application engineer. Kitchen worked in several positions around the world to learn the different considerations that each region requires to achieve its air treatment needs, whether it is in refrigeration, air conditioning or heating and humidifying. Following this, he accepted a position as an account manager for large OEM accounts in Canada and the U.S. He is currently the training manager for North America for the Indirect Sales channel.