Over the past forty-two years, Eugene has been involved in all aspects of the HVACR industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is presently serving as the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. Eugene has over twenty-five years of teaching experience and has taught at several private, secondary and postsecondary institutions. He can be seen at many national HVACR events, where he, as a popular guest presenter, speaks on many different topics important to our industry.
Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York, where he studied electrical engineering, economics, and operations management. He earned his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence. Eugene also carries the BEAP credential issued by ASHRAE, which classifies him as a Building Energy Assessment Professional.
As an active member of various industry organizations, including ASHRAE and IEEE, Eugene served as the subject matter expert and wrote the production scripts for dozens of educational videos directly relating to our industry in addition to co-authoring the number one HVACR textbook in the industry, “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology”, presently in its 9th Edition” published by Cengage Learning. This book is used in over 1,100 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals learn, and master, the skills required to service, install, design, service and troubleshoot HVACR equipment.
Other book credits include Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th, 7th, and 8thEdition, Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 1st and 2nd Edition, Pressure Enthalpy Without Tears (2006, 2014), Heat Pumps, 1st and 2nd Editions and Psychrometrics Without Tears (2014). Eugene has also written a number of articles for industry newspapers and magazines.
Eugene was selected as one of the top three HVAC/R instructors in the country for the 2005/2006, 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 academic school years by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), now AHRI, and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (ACHR) News.