IGSHPA Advisory Council Members And Committees

Chairman: Jack Henrich
President | Bergerson-Caswell
Membership Level: Dealer Contractor

Jack Henrich

Jack Henrich has been with Bergerson-Caswell, Inc. since 1968 and is currently its President.  His certifications include: IGSHPA/GHPC/AEE – Certified GeoExchange Designer, IGSHPA - Accredited Trainer, IGSHPA – Accredited Installer, IGSHPA – Accredited Vertical Loop Installer, NGWA – Master Ground Water Contractor.  He is a Past President of the National Ground Water Association, and a Past President of the Minnesota Water Well Association. He is a licensed driller in numerous states. Bergerson-Caswell is a leader in the design and installation of all types of ground source heat exchangers.

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Vice Chairman: Greg Wells
Geothermal Sales Engineer | Jackson & Sons Drilling/Geothermal
Membership Level: Dealer Contractor

Greg Wells

Greg Wells is a geothermal sales engineer for Jackson & Sons Drilling/Jackson Geothermal in Mansfield, Ohio. He is responsible for commercial sales, commercial field design and installation quality control. Jackson Geothermal has installed thousands of tons of vertical geothermal heat exchanger systems from coast to coast. Wells has 20 years of experience in the geothermal industry as an electric utility representative, a territory manager for a geothermal heating and cooling manufacturer, a general manager of a large geothermal installation company, prior to being employed at Jackson Geothermal. Wells is currently serving on IGSHPA’s Advisory Council, is an IGSHPA accredited installer and trainer and an IGSHPA/AEE Certified GeoExchange Designer.

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Other Members:

Trey Austin
Vice President and Director of Engineering | Geo-Energy Services
Membership Level: Architect Engineer

Trey Austin

Trey Austin has 17 years of experience with analysis, design and consulting for GeoExchange systems that began as a graduate student at Oklahoma State University for Dr. Jeffrey Spitler. As a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified GeoExchange Designer, he is the principal of a Native American owned company, Geo-Energy Services, LLC, providing comprehensive GeoExchange solutions for any type of project. Services include consulting, feasibility studies, design, design/build, and LEED building commissioning for GeoExchange projects exclusively. With Trey’s background experience with both simple and complex systems, it has enabled him to evaluate, design, and implement GeoExchange projects across the country and around the world. Over the last 7 years, he has provided presentations to a wide range of audiences through seminars, webinars, workshops, and conferences where his enthusiasm and passion for the technology and industry are unmistakably expressed. He lives and plays in Colorado with his amazing wife, Dusti, and five beautiful children.

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Jim Bose, Ph.D., P.E.
Director Emeritus | International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
Membership Level: Ex-Officio Member

picture of Jim Bose

Jim Bose is the Director of the Division of Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University. Bose has research interests in energy conservation and specifically ground-source heat pump technology. He has been principal investigator on a number of private and government contracts, including the Electric Power Research Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the Department of Energy, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and others. He has traveled in conjunction with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to China, Sweden, and Austria in promoting ground source heat pump technology. He authored several design and installation manuals for ground-source heat pump systems. He is active in the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association and serves as the Executive Director. He works extensively with research agencies, manufacturers and contractors, and lectures extensively on energy conservation and the benefits of ground source heat pump systems.

 

 

Barney Camponeschi
Performance Pipe
Membership Level: Manufacturer

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Bernard “Barney” Camponeschi, Geothermal Sales Manager, Performance Pipe, a Division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP.

Barney Camponeschi has been employed by Performance Pipe and its legacy company Plexco since 1996 and since mid-2007 has been their sales manager for HDPE pipe and fittings utilized in ground source heat pump circulating systems. Camponeschi has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. He currently serves on the IGSHPA Advisory Council and Standards Committee.

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Randy Chambers
OG&E
Membership Level: Utility

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Randy Chambers is a 33 year veteran of the electric utility industry with OG&E Electric Services based in Oklahoma City. A career with residential sales including building science and geothermal technologies, Randy brings a marketing perspective to IGSHPA and the way it interacts with customers. A long time member of National Association of Homebuilders and the National Apartment Association with numerous accomplishments in both, including OSHBA State Associate of the Year and NAHB Nat'l Associate. Education credentials include a BA in Marketing and a CEM accreditation through the Association of Energy Engineers. Randy currently serves as the Geothermal Program Manager for OG&E which promotes geothermal installations in residential retrofit and new construction.

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David R. Dinse
Project Manager | Tennessee Valley Authority
Membership Level: Utility

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David Dinse has been employed at the Tennessee Valley Authority since 1981 as an R&D project manager and project engineer. He is the Tennessee Valley Authority’s leading technical authority on geothermal heat pump technology. Since 1995 he has been a vital member of the TVA team responsible for TVA’s highly successful promotion of geothermal heat pumps in schools and other commercial buildings. He has directed TVA’s research on geothermal HP performance in commercial buildings for over 12 years.

He has been a very active ASHRAE Member at the chapter (President), region and national levels. Since 1994, he has served in various capacities on ASHRAE technical committee 6.08, Geothermal Energy Utilization and has received several ASHRAE awards including the 2007 Distinguished Service Award.

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Dean A. Grunseth
Mammoth Inc.
Membership Level: Manufacturer

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Dean is General Manager for Mammoth Water Source Heat Pumps. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with manufacturing plant in Holland, Michigan. Dean has been active in the geothermal market for the past 24 years. Vice President of Sales for Bosch Thermal Technology US headquartered in Londonderry, New Hampshire. He has been active in the Geothermal market for the last 21 years in Commercial applications. Dean received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota in 1987. After graduation he worked as a Mechanical Engineer with an Architect and Engineering firm in Minneapolis. Dean joined Snyder General in 1989 as a water source heat pump Application engineer. From 1994 to 1999 Dean was Commercial Business Manager at WaterFurnace International developing the Commercial Products Group. From 1999 to 2007 Dean returned to McQuay International (formely SnyderGeneral) as the Sr. Marketing Manger for Water Source Heat Pumps and Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners. Dean joined the Florida Heat Pump sales team in 2007 to work with the Northeastern Sales Representatives in promoting and supplying Efficient, GREEN solutions to today’s market. In 2009 with the Bosch restructuring Dean took over as VP of Sales for the commercial business including heat pumps, solar, boilers and tankless water heating. During this period he assembled a full commercial business unit, lead FHP/Bosch to new business methods to meet the market including, product development, selection/pricing software, competitive pricing and increased market share. In 2012 Dean joined the CES Group of Mammoth as General Manager in charge of all aspects of water source heat pump business. With the capabilities of the CES Group Dean and the Mammoth group look to grow the geothermal market with equipment both current and new trends that have not been readily used in the heat pump market today. Throughout his career, Dean has been involved in the sales and design of energy efficient products and controls.

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Jay Hammond
GeoMaster, LLC
Membership Level: Manufacturer

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Jay Hammond has been in the geothermal heating and cooling industry for almost 25 years. He has been employed by two major manufacturers in positions including Technical Service Advisor, National Training Manager, and National Accounts Manager. He also has been employed by a large geothermal contractor and has experience with consumer sales and all other aspects of contracting. Mr. Hammond is currently a partner with GeoMaster, LLC., a private brand marketer for their trademark GeoExcel and markets geothermal heat pumps to a distributor network throughout the country. He believes that training is paramount to successful geothermal systems and satisfied customers and personally conducts all technical training for his company in all locations. Mr. Hammond has had many published papers and articles and has been invited to speak at various trade conventions and assemblies. Mr. Hammond is also an inventor in the geothermal field and holds a patent for an advanced geothermal heat pump - the first and only geothermal heat pump patent to ever be issued.

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John Kelly
Chief Operating Officer| GEO Membership Level: Ex-Officio Member

John Kelly


John Kelly has over 20 years experience in the utility industry, including energy conservation, customer service and business development. He is executive director of the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium. His other experience includes facilities engineering and federal go vernment contract negotiation. Kelly has a degree in engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and New Mexico.

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Adam Madison
Trane
Membership Level: Manufacturer

picture of Adam Madison Adam Madison received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla and a Masters of Business Administration from Kelley School at Indiana University. He has over 20 years of Refrigeration and HVAC industry experience. In 1998 Madison joined Trane and became Engineering Manager for Trane water source heat pumps in 2008. His department is responsible for the design and development of new products, quality and field support. Madison is also a Member of ASHRAE and the AHRI WSHP Engineering Committee.

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Phil Schoen
President and CEO | Geo-Enterprises, Inc
Membership Level: Product Distributor

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Phil Schoen is the president and CEO of Geo-Enterprises, Inc., a company he founded specializing in the design and application of geothermal heating and cooling systems. Schoen has worked in the GHP industry for over 26 years and has been involved in the installation of thousands of GHP systems in the United States, Bermuda, Korea and Japan. He has designed and installed many different types of ground heat exchanger piping systems, including ones used for convenience stores, US Department of Defense projects, US Embassy housing, Indian Health Services hospitals, Indian gaming casinos and many different types of school campus buildings. From the ultra luxurious lodging of Bio-Grande at the El Monte Lodge of Taos, New Mexico to the new hospital for the Pawnee Nation in Pawnee, Oklahoma and US Embassy housing in Seoul, South Korea, Geo-Enterprises, Inc. is known world wide as a premier company in the GHP industry.

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Chris Smith
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.
Membership Level: Manufacturer

Chris Smith

Chris Smith is currently employed with Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. He has been involved in the water source and geothermal industry since 1967.  Prior to helping start FHP (Florida Heat Pump) in 1970, he was with ClimateMaster Products. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1969. Smith was chairman of IGSHPA from 1995 -1997, vice chairman prior to that and in 2010 was presented with the IGSHPA Ambassador Award.

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Ted Striplin
International Marketing Manager | McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
Membership Level: Manufacturer

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Ted Striplin has been with McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. in Tulsa Oklahoma, USA, for 36 years. He was Sales Manager for 14 years before assuming responsibilities as Product Manager, Product Development Director, and now International Marketing Manager. Throughout his career, he worked with many of the pipe manufacturers in developing fusion parameters for pipe and fittings to be used with the McElroy fusion equipment. In 1981 he was first introduced to geothermal systems when he and a colleague helped Dr. Bose and OSU staff install the first all PE loop. From 1988 until 1997 Striplin was the project manager responsible for the design and development of McElroy’s ultrasonic inspection system for butt fusion joints. Striplin is chairman of the ISO committee TC138 SC4 WG6 which is responsible for fusion equipment and parameters and is active in other standards and trade organizations.

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John Turley
President | Middleton Geothermal Services
Membership Level: Dealer Contractor

John Turley

John Turley is President of Middleton Geothermal Services in Akron, Ohio, a leader in the Midwest in geothermal testing, designing and installation of commercial applications. Middleton has been designing and installing commercial geothermal projects since 1994 when they completed their first system for First Energy Corporation. Since then, Middleton has over 50 geothermal projects to their credit, representing thousands of tons of capacity. Turley has a BA in Business Economics from the College of Wooster and an MS in Mineral Economics from Penn State University. Previous to Middleton he was a consultant in the Houston office of Data Resources, Inc., working with customers in the electric utility and oilfield services industries. Turley is currently serving on IGSPHA’s advisory board and is an IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer and Trainer and an IGSHPA/AEE Certified Geothermal Designer.

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Brian Urlaub
Western Sales Manager | Enertech Global
Membership Level: Manufacturer

Brian Urlaub

Brian Urlaub is the western sales manager for Enertech Global where he sells and supports all Enertech brands of geothermal systems to the HVAC industry.
He graduated in 1993 with an associate’s degree in HVAC Technology and Design from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI.
Mr. Urlaub started out his career in the field installing and servicing all different types of HVAC systems. In 1996 he moved to inside sales and design, and was introduced to his first IGSHPA geothermal course. He has been dedicated solely to the geothermal industry since 1999.
His current job as a sales manager includes such duties as training HVAC contractors on installation, service, design, and application of geothermal heat pump systems. He is also responsible for selling geothermal systems to a network of dealers throughout the Midwest. He has been involved with over 750 installations of geothermal systems since 1999 and has trained over 250 contractors.
Member: IGSHPA since 1998, past President of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association, Board member of the MNGHPA.
Geothermal Certifications: IGSHPA Accredited Installer, IGSHPA Certified Geothermal Designer, IGSHPA Certified Trainer, IGSHPA CDG PLUS Trainer, 3 Major Manufacturer Service & Installation Training Completion certificates, Fusion Welding Certified

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Ex-Officio Members:

Name
Company
Jim Bausell
NRECA Research Division
Jim Bose
IGSHPA, OSU
John Kelly
GEO
Lew Pratsch
Department of Energy

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Committee Chairmen:

 
Name
Company
Marketing
DiEnna, Jack
GEO-NII
Training
Newton, Howard
Mammoth, Inc
Research
Xiaobing Liu
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Standards
Allan Skouby(Co-Chair)
GeoPro, Inc.
Standards
Meline, Lisa (Co-Chair)
Meline Engineering
Membership
Smith, Chris
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.