AHRI Bids Farewell to Joe Mattingly, Welcomes New General Counsel

June 28, 2012
Sean Lynch, Communications Specialist
Direct: 703.600.0371

Arlington, VA — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced today that the association’s General Counsel and Secretary, Joseph Mattingly, will be retiring after 27 years of service to the HVACR and water heating industry. Mattingly joined the former Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association as General Counsel in 1985.

Concurrent with the retirement announcement, AHRI named Sr. Vice President of Policy David Calabrese as the association’s General Counsel, effective July 2, 2012. Calabrese’s official title will be General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Public Policy. In addition to his General Counsel duties, Calabrese will oversee AHRI’s federal, state, and international policy activities as well as its regulatory and research areas.

Prior to joining AHRI in 2007, Calabrese held positions at the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and with the law firm Dewey Ballantine LLP (and formerly Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP).

“Joe Mattingly’s contributions to our industry are immeasurable,” said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “He has been a guiding force behind our ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with federal efficiency standards — standards that he helped create — while working to keep our association on the cutting edge of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. While we will miss his steady hand and vast knowledge and experience, we are fortunate that Dave Calabrese has agreed to assume General Counsel duties and ensure a seamless transition for our members and for the industry,” he added.

About AHRI

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI’s 300 member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.