HVI Press Release

1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214
Wauconda, Illinois 60084 USA

November 18, 2009

Phone: (855) HVI-VENT (855.484.8368)
Fax: (847) 526-3993

Contact: Kim Krok

HVI Elects Officers and Directors

The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) announced the results of Officer and Director elections at the HVI Annual Meeting on October 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Jim Boldt of Broan-NuTone, LLC in Hartford, Wisconsin was elected to serve a two-year term as Chairman of the Board. John Fox of Air King Ventilation Products in West Chester, Pennsylvania was elected as Vice Chairman/Treasurer. Russell Pope of Soler & Palau in Jacksonville, Florida was elected as Secretary. Peter Grinbergs of Airia Brands, Inc. in London, Ontario now serves as Immediate Past Chairman.

Directors elected to one-year terms include Don Stevens of Panasonic in Keyport, Washington; John Harper of Tamarack Technologies in Hamilton, Ohio; Daniel Forest of Venmar Ventilation, Inc. in Drummondville, Quebec; Doug Steege of Renewaire in Madison, Wisconsin and Mario Lavoie of Imperial Air Technologies in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada.

Boldt noted there are several priorities on which the HVI Board of Directors will focus during his term as Chairman. "First and foremost we must communicate and promote the advantages of proper ventilation on healthy living environments," said Boldt. "Secondly, we are positioned to use the strength of our trade association, comprised of the majority of residential ventilation manufacturers, to perhaps initiate efforts to convince government and utilities to provide information and rebates to consumers to advance energy efficient ventilation techniques and products. Thirdly, we will use our combined knowledge to advance building codes to promote cost effective methods of improving indoor air quality in North American homes. Finally, we will use our strong reputation and expertise in product certification to ensure that consumers and trade professionals have confidence in the accuracy of the performance claims made by manufacturers."

The Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), founded in 1955, is a nonprofit association of the manufacturers of home ventilating products. Through its Certified Ratings Program, HVI provides a voluntary means for residential ventilation manufacturers to report comparable and creditable product performance information based upon uniformly applied testing standards and procedures performed by independent laboratories.

Today, HVI represents manufacturers from the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, producing the majority of the residential ventilation products sold in North America. For more information, contact HVI at 1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214, Wauconda, IL, USA 60084. Telephone: 855.484.8368; fax: 480.559.9722. Visit the website at


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