Emery (Pete) Neitzel Elected AMCA International President
Arlington Heights, IL USA—Pete Neitzel, Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing for Greenheck Fan Corporation in Schofield, Wisconsin, was elected today as president of the Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. (AMCA International) at the association’s Annual Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Throughout his career, Mr. Neitzel has been an active participant and strong supporter of AMCA International. He has served on several of the association’s technical committees and assisted with the development of many AMCA publications and standards. He served as Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee on Sound from 1986-1994; Chair of the Engineering Standards Committee from 1993-1996; and Chair of the Air Movement Division from 1998-2000. Mr. Neitzel was elected to the Board of Directors in 1999 and served as AMCA International’s Vice President this past year.
In addition to his involvement with AMCA International, Mr. Neitzel has contributed to the development of standards for other trade organizations including the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL); and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He has published and presented many papers on HVAC equipment design, testing and application.
Mr. Neitzel plans to focus his efforts on expanding AMCA’s worldwide presence and recognition by identifying the roles the association and its members can play in advancing the air movement and control industry. Mr. Neitzel stated, "AMCA International’s members are the Association’s greatest asset and opportunity for growth. I plan to encourage more individuals to become involved at the leadership level on committees and task forces in AMCA, related trade associations, and regulatory agencies during the coming year. It is through their involvement, we will advance our association and the industry."
Mr. Neitzel began his career with Greenheck in 1973, and held numerous positions within the company with increasing responsibilities including Technical Director; Manager - Research and Development; Manager of Engineering; and Vice President of Engineering. In April 2001, he was promoted to Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing where his responsibilities include alignment of the company’s investments in plant, equipment, and systems, and providing leadership to Greenheck’s business units in the areas of product development, engineering and manufacturing. Additionally, Mr. Neitzel has direct responsibility for research and development testing, advanced manufacturing engineering, in-house tooling and equipment design and manufacture, engineering and manufacturing systems, sales and operations planning, and supply chain management.
A Wisconsin native, Mr. Neitzel attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and received Associate (1971) and Bachelor of Science (1973) Engineering Degrees. Mr. Neitzel completed the American Management Association’s Executive Management Program (1983) and participated in numerous Continuous-Improvement training programs throughout his more than 30 years in the industry.
Mr. Neitzel and his wife Mary have three children, Jennifer, Beth and Keith, and reside in Rothschild, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Everest Area Optimist’s Club, ASHRAE, and ASTM.
The Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. is a not-for-profit international association for manufacturers of air movement and air control devices--primarily fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators and other air system components for the industrial, commercial, and residential markets throughout the world. AMCA International’s members are dedicated to the challenges of providing architects, designers, engineers, specifiers, and users of the industry’s products with authoritative information on the selection and application of these products.
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