View From The Tower Part of CTI’s mission includes “advocacy and dialog on the benefits of cooling technologies with government agencies and other organizations with shared interests”. In this issue, the Editor’s Corner highlights some of the advocacy that CTI has been performing. On behalf of the CTI members, I thank those advocates who spend hours on phone conferences, attendance at outside organizations or government meetings, and developing response documents in support of our CTI interests. We are all familiar with continuous improvement. CTI recognizes this and is working to make improvements through all segments of the organization. We are actively upgrading our website and working on a members’ area. We are developing a regulatory update publication focusing on activity that impacts cooling technologies. To keep up with a fast-paced world, both the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) and Strategic Issues Task Force (SITF) will be meeting every other year before the October Board of Directors meeting. This will increase the speed and processing of new ideas and action items. Previously, these two groups met in brain storming sessions about every five years in addition to the quarterly conference calls which will continue. We look to expand our outreach with other organizations through presentations and reciprocal attendance. The Product and Materials Certification Committee is proceeding with selection of the FRP Certification Process as we finalize the testing protocols.
I thank all those who participate in the abovementioned activities and those who contribute to CTI’s continued success, which could not be possible without the past contributions of others. I note the passing of Paul Puckorius, a pioneer in our industry, one of the first water treating members of CTI, Past President, and Honorary Life Member. We will miss Paul’s participation during our program sessions as we recognize all his contributions to the organization. I extend sincere condolences to his family and friends. We recognized Ed Schinner with a Lifetime Honorary Member award at our meeting in New Orleans. In his remarks, he noted significant events of the CTI from broadening our organizational scope to establishing the thermal certification program which leveled the playing field for the industry. It was informative to hear Ed’s perspective of the CTI’s history, including that of all his professional organizations, he enjoyed CTI the most – “the meetings were always fun, good people, social gatherings, mutual respect and friendships”. Let’s keep that atmosphere going and establish more significant events! I hope to see you in Memphis and again February 9-13, 2020 at the Westin Galleria in Houston! Respectfully, Helen Cerra CTI President 2018-2019
CTI Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2