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2017-18 RETA Officers & Board of Directors Announced

Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments)

2017-18 RETA Officers & Board of Directors Announced

by Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association™ (RETA)

Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2:15 PM EDT


Albany, OR — The Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association™ (RETA) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Officers and Board of Directors at their Annual Business Meeting, held recently in Hershey, PA. Todd Metsker, Parker Hannifin Corporation – R/S Division, assumes the role of the Association’s Chairman of the Board.  Eric Girven, Devault Refrigeration Service, assumes the role of National President.

Other officers for 2017-18 are: Executive Vice President – Arlie Farley, Farley’s SRP Inc.; Teasurer – Vern Sanderson, Wagner-Meinert, LLC.; and National Second Vice President – Eric Teale, Cargill.

Industry leaders elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors are: Bengie Branham, Catawba Mechanical Services Inc.; Matt Hayes, Wagner-Meinert, LLC; Michael Hawkins, Midatlantic Refrigeration, LLC; and Frank Kologinczak III, ARMSCO.

Additional members of the 2017-18 Board of Directors are: David Gulcynski, Dot Foods; Jacqueline Kirkman, Cargill Meat Solutions; Peter Lepschat, Henningsen Cold Storage Co.; Peter Roggow, Agro Merchants Group; William Lape, Dean Foods; Keith Harper, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Richard Veloz Jr, C&L Refrigeration and Troy Baker.

About RETA: The Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA), founded in 1910, is an international society of individuals and companies involved in the design, operation and service of industrial refrigeration systems. Its purpose is to provide education and training, as well as networking benefits, to both experienced operators and those who have recently entered this rapidly expanding field. For more information contact RETA at 541-497-2955 or visit

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