Erik Gunderson, executive vice president, Primus Builders, is the new chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC). He succeeds Wade Hudson,
Gunderson was elected to serve a one-year term at the trade association’s recent conference and exposition in Boca Raton, Florida, which was attended by just over 250 delegates. Also elected to executive posts were Brian King of A M King Construction, vice chairman, and Tim Nguyen of ESI Group, treasurer.
Board members re-elected to three-year terms through 2017 are Janet Madden Charles of Envirotech Construction, Steve Mauro of Kingspan Insulated Panels, and Charles Woolley of Coldroom Systems.
Newly elected board members, who will also serve for the next three years, are Dan Powers of Fisher & Sons and Bob West of Ryan Companies.
“I want to build on our successful education and training programs, technical resources and guidelines, and networking opportunities that are helping cold storage contractors succeed,” said Gunderson. “It used to be that much of what we knew was passed on to us from a mentor or learned through experience. While these sources of knowledge are still important, it is just as important that IACSC continue to build formal education programs and resources to establish best practices and help train the next generation of refrigeration engineers and cold storage contractors.”
Founded in 1978, the IACSC represents contractors and suppliers throughout the cold storage construction industry. It is a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, which has approximately 1,300 members in 65 countries.