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R&D Manager, HVAC/HPP Product Group, Camfil Americas

Don holds the position of Research & Development Manager for Camfil Farr. He has over twenty-six years engineering experience designing HVAC systems and filtration solutions for a broad range of commercial and industrial applications. Don has dedicated the past twelve years of his career to Camfil Farr in a research and development capacity designing air filter products and innovative filter testing equipment. Prior to Camfil Farr, Don held the positions of facilities engineer for United Telephone (Sprint), engineering manager for Flanders Filters, and director of engineering for Viskon-Aire. His current responsibilities include directing and fulfilling Camfil Farr's North American R&D commitments with specialized focus in In-situ testing. Don is also the lead resource in directing the development and the ongoing system improvements to Camfil Farr's proprietary filter Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) Analysis software tool.

Don is recognized for his diligence and dedication in leading multiple ASHRAE efforts forming and executing regulatory standards established for the HVAC industry. Since 1992 to present, he has been a voting member of ASHRAE SSPC 52.2 and currently serves as committee chairman. For the past four years, Don has chaired the ASHRAE TC 2.4 Particulate Filtration Standards subcommittee. In 2005, he was the appointed chair for ASHRAE's GPC 26 In-situ Testing of Air Filtration Devices Standard. Don has also served in directing ISO initiatives since 2005, holding the roles of secretary for ISO TC 142, Working Group 3, is the current convener for Working Group 3, project lead for the In-situ work item, a U.S. TC 142 delegation member, and currently vice-chair of the U.S. TAG.

Don has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is an active member of the Camfil Farr North American S&P (Sales & Product) Committee. Don is also a recognized published author on the topics of filter testing, IAQ control, LCC analysis, In-situ testing, filter energy usage, and filter test methods and equipment in both the laboratory and field environments.


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