This event was originally held on June 14, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsors: The Chemours Company and Johnson Controls
Duration: 1 Hour
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Chemours and Johnson Controls team-up to provide insights about key A2L refrigerant transition topics. Distributors and contractors will want to listen to this industry expert conversation to learn more about:
- Regulation and code changes, and how to prepare for the impacts to your business
- A2L adoption with a focus on flammability, considerations for storage and transportation, and best practices.
- OpteonTM XL41 data comparison and timeline for Johnson Controls product launch
With the HVAC/R season in high gear, you will want to make time for this informative webinar with industry thought leaders who will provide important intel and insights on how to prepare for this critical transition.
Chris Pyles has 15 years of experience in the HVAC industry working with MEP firms, distributors, and OEMs as a sales leader, and now with Chemours as the Project Lead for the XL41 product. Chris holds an MBA, is a former US Marine, and he lives with his wife and kids in San Antonio, TX. Through his career in HVAC, he has held a focus on the introduction and adoption of new technologies which now supports his efforts with Chemours and the adoption of new refrigerants by the industry. Today, Chris Pyles holds a central position with the XL41 product for Chemours, and endeavors to help the industry succeed in transitioning to A2L refrigerants.
VP of Regulatory, Codes, and Environmental Affairs
Chris M. Forth is a 30+ year HVAC industry veteran who has worked in engineering, product management, and most recently in the regulatory and codes space as the Vice President of Regulatory, Codes, and Environmental Affairs for Johnson Controls Ducted Systems Business. Chris is heavily involved in industry codes and standards development as well as advocacy efforts to facilitate the safe transition to low-GWP refrigerants at the state, federal and international levels. He serves on the Air-conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (AREP), and the State Chamber of Oklahoma where he is based and offices out of the JCI Rooftop Center of Excellence Engineering, Testing, and Production Facility.Chris works with numerous states on their refrigerant low-GWP transitions and with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the implementation of the American Innovation in Manufacturing (AIM) Act. Chris currently holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering and Engineering Management from Oklahoma State University.
Editor-in-Chief and Online Content Director
Terry McIver, editor-in-chief and online content director for Contracting Business, has served in various editorial roles on the publication since 2005, covering HVACR contracting, manufacturing and distribution.Sponsored by: