Ramy Girgis, P.E.
Northeast Chapter President – 2020-21
Ramy Girgis was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and educated at the Helwan University, Faculty of Engineering-Matrya. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Power Engineering.
His work experience includes:
-11/1999 to January 2006 as Junior Engineer and then Site Engineer at DMG-Egypt (Previously known as R*A Design Team) – Cairo, Egypt.
-3/2006 to June 2013 as Design Engineer and then Senior Engineer for AEC (Architectural & Engineering Consultant) – Abu Dhabi, UAE.
-12/2013 to March 2017 as a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Novus Engineering in Delmar, NY.
-4/2017 to August 2019 as Senior Mechanical Engineer for Labella Associates.
-8/2019 to Present as a Senior Mechanical Engineer for ME Engineering.
Ramy’s whole career has been in the field of design of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems. He was introduced to HVAC at college and after graduation he was in the HVAC field and really loved the industry. It is a challenging field that is full of creativity. It also makes you think about people and the environment. You need to ensure people comfort, but at the same time you are trying to save the environment.
He was introduced to ASHRAE in Egypt by a contractor and he joined on January 31, 2010. He feels that ASHRAE is the most internationally recognizable organization in the field of HVAC. Also, he wanted to be current in the HVAC field.
Ramy served the Northeast Chapter as Secretary in 2016-17, then Treasurer, Vice President, President Elect, Chapter Alternate, Chapter Technology Transfer Chair, Chapter Administrator, Chapter Alternate and Chapter President for 2020-21.
He will probably be remembered as the Covid 19 President, but more importantly he got the new chapter website design started and promoted Refrigeration activity programs, instituted a chapter audit committee and formed a four-person (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) YEA committee. Ramy would like to continue on with ASHRAE and has a strong interest in working with Chapter Programs.
Ramy is married to his wife Marian Shehata and has a daughter Perpetua, a son Nicholas and another daughter Felicity. In his spare time, he loves doing photography, playing table tennis and spending time with family.
We thank him for his service to ASHRAE and to the Northeast Chapter and we wish him future success.
By Stan Westhoff
Northeast Chapter Historian
(March 4, 2021)
- Written by 009StanWesthoff
On January 15, 2021 the Northeast Chapter celebrates 70 years as a Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years as a Society.
The charter meeting was held January 15,1951 at Panetta’s Restaurant in Menands, NY. Society President Lester T. Avery presented the “Empire State Capital” Chapter Charter of the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ASHVE) to temporary President Robert Taylor. Mr. Taylor accepted the Charter and became the first Chapter President. The chapter is the ninth chapter to be chartered by the Society.
Harry Levine was the first President of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers. (ASRE)
In 1959 the two Societies merged to form the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The name of the chapter became the Northeastern New York Chapter. Muncy E. Waddell was the chapter president.
In 1991 the Chapter President was Joseph K. Ting. The name of the chapter was changed to the “Northeast Chapter” partially in response to the closing of the Western Massachusetts Chapter.
April will celebrate our Life Members at the chapter meeting. I invite all Life Members to attend the April meeting.
Submitted by Chapter Historian,
Stan Westhoff (2/2021)
- Written by 009StanWesthoff
February Chapter Meeting: "Sensored or Sensorless Variable Speed Pump Control, Which is best for your system?"
Join us tomorrow for February's Chapter Meeting on "Sensored or Sensorless Variable Speed Pump Control, Which is best for your system?.
Reminder : Please Register for the monthly meeting in two places!
1. First on the ASHRAE Northeast Chapter website. Click the link below to go to the event page, log in and "click to attend".
2. Register here with the GoTo Webinar
- Written by Mss14199