Employee Receives Distinguished Service Award

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SUWANEE, Ga. - January 21, 2009 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division is pleased to congratulate Paul Doppel, director of factory liaison and government affairs, on being honored by the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) at its annual meeting, Nov. 16-18, Carlsbad, CA., with the Richard C. Schulze Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented annually by AHRI and is given to those who are recognized for their unique and individual contributions to the HVACR industry. Outgoing chairman C. David Myers presented the awards.

Paul Doppel was recognized for his outstanding leadership during his three years serving as chairman of the AHRI Ductless Equipment Engineering Committee. During his tenure, he presided over the development of proposed ARI Standard 1230P, Performance Rating of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi-Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment. Doppel has been a longtime contributor to AHRI product section work and was integral in the development of the new Single Package Vertical Units Subsection and the new Ductless Split-System Product Section. He also currently serves as a member of the AHRI Standards Policy Committee and Cooling Standards Subcommittee.

"We are extremely proud of Paul's achievement," said William Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC. "His hard work and dedication is an asset to Mitsubishi Electric, and in his six years with the company, he has worked tirelessly towards educating the industry about VRF technology and its place in the world. His depth of knowledge on this subject has made him an ideal recipient for this award." Paul began his career with Mitsubishi in 2002 as a brand manager, before being promoted to his current position in 2007. In addition to working with AHRI and five Mitsubishi factories, Doppel also works with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), utility companies, state governments and green building groups to enhance VRF technology education and its applications. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, Doppel worked for 10 years with Amana Heating & Air Conditioning, Fayetteville, TN., and retired from the United States Army Reserves after 30 years of service. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, NY.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air-conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. AHRI's 350+ member companies account for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America.

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About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC
Advanced Products Division For more than 27 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-series four-way cassette. In 2008, the Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards, in the Forced Air Heating category. CITY MULTI installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2005, CITY MULTI products were named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine and received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest.




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