Doug was born and raised in Colonie, NY and attended Watervliet schools including Watervliet High School. Upon graduation he attended Hudson Valley Community College where he received an Associate Degree with a primary course of study in HVAC. He also is close to a Marketing Degree from Siena.
Doug started in HVAC because his family owned an installation and service business where he worked while in school before going to work for WW Granger in Albany where he was a product specialist for air moving products. After eight years with WW Granger, Doug took an outside sales position with FW Webb where he has worked for sixteen years. He is now Commercial Sales Manager for New York State.
The variety and opportunities that the HVAC industry provides makes this industry very enjoyable for him.
Doug started with ASHRAE seven years ago after attending several meetings and technical sessions. Gene Hickok encouraged him to join as a way to meet the engineering community and network with like-minded people in the industry who enjoy the educational benefits that ASHRAE can provide in addition to the social interaction.
About seven years ago he became the Research Promotion Chair and received an Honorable Mention Award. He served the chapter as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect and finally President of the Northeast Chapter for 2014-2015 Society year.
Doug is looking forward to serving on the Board of Governors next year and has some interest in serving at the Region I level.
Doug is married to his wife Kyle who is an Attorney for New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). He has two sons. Zachary just graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Finance. Jackson is five and is in Kindergarten.
In his spare time he likes to travel and the Caribbean is a favorite spot. He enjoys water sports and has a boat on Saratoga Lake. He also like to ski and hike and do home projects when time permits.
We wish him well and hope to see him at the Regional level at some point in the future.