Don MacDonald is currently the Northern Regional General Manager for Phoenix Controls and covers Canada as well as several states in the north east and central USA. He is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with specialization in control systems technology. Don has been involved with the HVAC industry since 1977 when he started his career with Johnson Controls then moved to Phoenix Controls in 1993.
Don has been involved with many different laboratory, vivarium, bio-containment, healthcare and pharmaceutical projects across North America. His experiences will provide some valuable insight into design standards, customer needs and unique requirements for these complex facility ventilation control applications.
Don is a member of ASHRAE, the Canadian Hospital Engineering Society, International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships, Canadian Association Laboratory Animal Sciences and the Canadian Professional Sales Association.
Roger Fournier is currently Senior Associate and Project Manager at AHA Consulting Engineers. He is involved in the project oversight and business development of AHA’s academic; science and technology; healthcare; and, industrial and manufacturing markets.
Roger specializes in converting from CAV to VAV active occupied buildings for energy savings and building upgrades. Currently, he is overseeing a $40,000,000 energy upgrade and HVAC conversion of an occupied Veterinary Hospital/Research facility. His project portfolio includes approximately $200,000,000 in energy upgrades, with many paybacks in eight years or less. His ability to “think outside the box” on CAV to VAV conversions has made many successful.
Prior to joining AHA 15 years ago, Roger had a long history of working HVAC/FP/Plumbing, structural, millwright, and rigging building trades. Roger was brought up in the mechanical contracting business and worked to acquire seven Massachusetts trade licenses, including Master Pipe Fitter and Master Plumber.