Roger Kirkman

Historian Chair

Sales Engineer| BGA

Aaron Seymour

Historian Co-Chair

Sr. Project Manager | Harder Mechanical 


The Beginning

Organization and Charter

The Central Arizona Chapter of ASHRAE was chartered in October of 1953, when it was still known as the Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE). The name ASHVE was eventually changed to ASHRAE with the merger of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers with the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) in 1959.


Charter Night

December 2nd, 1953

Charter night meeting notes


President's Gavel

So Much History!

History of the Chapter’s Gavel

The Chapter’s gavel, which has been used to call the Chapter meetings to order for over 50 years, has traditionally been passed down from the outgoing President to the incoming President.

The gavel was presented to the Chapter in 1953 by the West Texas Chapter. Back then, our chapter was still called the Arizona Chapter and was a part of ASHVE (American Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers)


First Chapter Meeting

January 11th, 1954

Inaugural topic: Problems of Direct Expansion Under Light Load


10 Years

Chapter BOG & Chairs


20 Years

Chapter BOG & Chairs


30 Years

Chapter BOG & Chairs


40 Years

Chapter BOG & Chairs


40+ Years

Chapter BOG & Chairs


60+ Years

Chapter BOG & Chairs

Make History!

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