Bundle: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 8th + Lab Manual + MindTap HVAC, 4 terms (24 months) Printed Access Card / Edition 8 available in Other Format
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- Cengage Learning
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About the Author
John Tomczyk received his associate's degree in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning technology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and his master's degree in education from Ferris State University. Mr. Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning service and technical writing consultation for both the academic and industrial fields for numerous years, enabling him to bring a wealth of experience to this text. His technical articles have been featured in many HVACR magazines and journals. Mr. Tomczyk is also the author of TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. Mr. Tomczyk has 29 years of teaching experience in the Refrigeration, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Technology program at Ferris State University and is a member of many HVAC/R trade organizations.
Since entering the HVAC industry in 1980, Eugene Silberstein has taken on many roles, ranging from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant, and author. Eugene is currently the director of technical education and standards at the ESCO Institute. He has 25 years of teaching experience and has taught air conditioning and refrigeration in high school vocational programs, proprietary post-secondary institutions, and community colleges. In December 2015, Eugene retired from his tenured teaching position at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, New York, to join the ESCO Group and relocate to Southern California. He earned a dual bachelor's degree from The City College of New York and a Master of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in energy and environmental systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group in 2010. Eugene also carries ASHRAE's BEAP credential, which classifies him as a Building Energy Assessment Professional, and he is an active member of many industry societies. Eugene has served as the subject matter expert on more than fifteen HVAC-related educational projects. His most notable work is Cengage Learning's REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY title, which is now entering its Ninth Edition (2021). This book is used in more than 1,000 schools in the U.S. and abroad to help individuals master the skills they need to install, service, troubleshoot, and design HVAC/R equipment.
Bill Whitman contributed a wealth of academic expertise as well as industry knowledge to this text. Mr. Whitman graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a bachelor's degree in industrial education, and he received his master's degree in school administration from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont. After instructing drafting courses for three years, Mr. Whitman became the director of vocational education for the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Vermont, a position he held for eight years. He then spent five years as the associate director of Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Whitman served as head of the Department of Industry for Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for 18 years.
Now retired, Bill Johnson has taught heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration for more than two decades in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, he has also served as service manager for a major manufacturer for six years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC/R business for 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include three major textbooks on the market today as well as their ancillary materials. He has also written monthly articlesBTU Buddythat are available online.