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ASHRAE Columbus October Dinner, Technical Presentation, and 75th Anniversary

Greetings!  Please join us for our October 21st Dinner and Technical Presentation. We will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Columbus ASHRAE Chapter. Doug Zents of Ferris State University will be presenting on Sustaining ASHRAE Trough Leadership, Mentoring Our Future. This topic will address how younger generations do not think the same as baby boomers and how to mentor someone with a different mentality.


Society President Elect Chuck Gulledge will also be in attendance and will address the chapter on the state of ASHRAE as a society.


Registration will close Wednesday, October 16th at 5pm. Walk-ins are no longer able to attend luncheons.  If you are planning to attend you must pre-register.  


Doug Zentz Associate Professor, is the Program Coordinator for the HVACR Programs within the College of
Engineering Technology at Ferris State University. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering
Technology from Purdue University in 1980 and his Master degree in Career and Technical Education from Ferris
State University in 2007. He is a past President of West Michigan ASHRAE, a past RVC of Student Activities for
Region V, and past Chair for Student Activities within ASHRAE. He is currently the Director and Regional Chair for
Region V of ASHRAE.

In the field of HVACR, his background includes professional engineering sales for the Trane Company, manager of
engineering-design-build for W.J. O'Neil Company in Detroit, and vice-president of engineering for EPPA-Strand
Custom Air Handling in Detroit. This experience started in 1980 and continued until his transformation into teaching at
Ferris State University in 2003.

In the area of teaching, he has taught junior and senior level HVAC Design (primary and secondary systems),
Primary Equipment Selection, Commercial Building Heat Gain/ Heat and the senior Capstone Experience. His
teaching experiences includes development of new curriculum (both in the traditional classroom and fully on-line) and
teaching fully on-line courses for over 10 years. He has mentored eight (8) different student groups which have
received either a First, Second, or Third place recognition from ASHRAE in the Student Design Competition. He
serves on many educational committees and was a member of Fluke Instrument's Advisory Board on IAQ.

In the area of professional speaking, he has been the guest speaker at 36 events since 2005. Organizations which
have invited him to speak include: 1) Mechanical Contractors of America, 2) Air Conditioning Contractors of America,
3) ASHRAE 4) ARI (teachers workshop), 5) Lily West Conference (educational workshop), 6) USGBC (West
Michigan), 7) Ferris State University (Energy Conferences), and 8) Efficiency United (educational arm of 16 Michigan



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