Dr. Karim Amrane is owner and president of KA Consulting Services, LLC, where he provides strategic consulting services to HVAC&R businesses regarding federal and state regulations, legislation, codes and standards, alternative refrigerants, and energy efficiency. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. where he teaches graduate courses in mechanical engineering. Prior to establishing his consulting firm, Dr. Amrane was Senior Vice President at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). In this capacity, he managed the industry’s cooperative research program and was responsible for the development and implementation of AHRI’s regulatory and international policy. Dr. Amrane has over 25 years of experience in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry. He is a member of ASHRAE, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Amrane is the recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award.