(Sep RESCHEDULE Pending - was 7-12-19 - WHPA Manufacturers Roundtable Videoconference

07/23/2019 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM PT


Online - Other


Online Webinar - Remote Access Only
See Registration Confirmation Email


THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED TO AFTER LABOR DAY IN SEPTEMBER TO BETTER ACCOMMODATE SCHEDULES! Registration will reactivate once the revised date has been finalized.

Summary Information

This was previously planned for Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 10am – 1:30pam (PDT) WHPA online subject matter expert videoconference roundtable in support of WHPA’s Emerging Technology Goal is an open discussion focused on HVACR Manufacturer concerns and potential solutions, including technologies and costs. The information gained from this meeting will educate and inform a wide range of industry stakeholders and future WHPA deliverables focused on impactful market change and public benefit.


  1. Welcome/Housekeeping – WHPA Staff
  2. Introduction of WHPA – WHPA Staff
  3. Open Discussion on HVACR Manufacturer Concerns/Potential Solutions – Facilitator
  4. Closing Comments – Facilitator & WHPA Staff

There is no cost for this HVACR manufacturer focused online videoconference roundtable, but advanced registration is required for access information.

We look forward to receiving your registration prior to the online event and to your joining us for this brainstorming opportunity on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 10:00am – 1:30pm PDT.

Questions? Contact WHPA Staff by email: registrations@whpa-inc.org or by phone: 951-244-6400.

General Meeting Protocol Reminders

  • Adhere to the WHPA Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policies.
  • Identify yourself prior to speaking, clarifying the organization on whose behalf you are speaking, or if you are making a personal comment.
  • Identify yourself prior to speaking, clarifying the organization on whose behalf you are speaking, or if you are making a personal comment.
  • Mute yourself when not speaking. (*6 will take you on and off mute.)



Ruth Ann Davis
Vice President, Strategic Markets and Relationships

For the past 28 years, Ruth Ann Davis has worked with Williams/Phoenix (a manufacturer of gas and electric heating, hydronic or refrigerant fan coils and air handlers, dehumidifiers, and air curtains) in a variety of executive positions including Regional Sales Manager; Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing; and her current role as Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Relationships.

Ruth Ann’s specialties include government and advocacy, energy and environmental, renewables and technology, manufacturing and engineering, and sales and marketing of heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment – marketed through multi-channels of distribution – design-build, wholesale, and retail.

In addition to the unique skills and talents she exercises while representing Williams/Phoenix, she associates with professionals in the HVACR arena not only to provide leadership and to hone HVACR practices but also to ensure that she is at the forefront of the HVACR industry’s technology. This includes the following industry connections:

  • AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute)
    • Member of Marketing, Communications & Events Committee
    • AHU/RFC and DHE Product Divisions
    • Deputy Chair, DHE & Vent-Free Products
  • HARDI (Heating Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International)
    • Supplier Advisor
    • Board of Directors
    • Supplier's Advocacy Committee Chair
  • HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada)
    • Member
  • WHPA (Western HVAC Performance Alliance Inc.)
    • Founding Member, 2009
    • Steering Committee, 2009-2012
    • Participated in a variety of Committees and Working Groups, 2009-2018
    • Interim Co-Chair of Codes & Standards Committee, 2019
  • Women in HVACR
    • Volunteer (2016-present), President (2014-2016), Vice President (2010-12012)
    • Provides Advocacy, Mentoring, Coaching, Networking, Leadership, and Education for Women in the HVACR Industry

WHPA Emerging Technology (ET) Goal/Strategies

ET GOAL: Envision tools and technologies that would help transform the HVACR market and seek their development in both public and private research laboratories.

STRATEGY 1: Investigate and identify needed emerging energy efficiency technologies and provide insight, guidance and prioritization to such technologies that become identified for development or commercialization.

STRATEGY 2: Assist with the field testing of commercially viable tools, equipment and processes, and report results.

STRATEGY 3: Provide peer exchange, input and counsel on market transformation, environmental quality and sustainability goals as it relates to emerging technology activities.


Western HVAC Performance Alliance Inc. (WHPA), a California Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporation operating as a tax exempt 501(c)3 public charity, is a neutral voice for the HVACR industry providing, conducting and promoting research and education focused on energy efficiency, environmental quality, and sustainability. To learn more about how WHPA helps to transform the HVACR marketplace for consumer benefit by educating and facilitating communication and action among a wide set of market actors to inform present and future HVACR energy efficiency initiatives, regulatory and legislative policies through workforce education & training, emerging technologies, and industry-vetted HVACR strategies and programs, visit WHPA’s website at: http://whpa-inc.org.

If you are not already a member but are ready to take advantage of the opportunities WHPA has to offer go to: http://whpa-inc.org/member_join.html.

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