October 8, 2018
Contact: Francis Dietz
Arlington, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced the appointment of Helen Walter-Terrinoni to serve as the association's Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.
"Helen brings a wealth of industry knowledge and background, with broad experience in critical regulatory issues," said Stephen Yurek, AHRI President and CEO. "At the same time, she has held various technical, manufacturing, and business roles that will help AHRI address the variety of regulatory issues confronting our industry."
Formerly a Sustainability Manager at Chemours Fluorochemicals, Helen managed that company's global regulatory affairs and has worked in the past with AHRI, as well as with the Center for Polyurethane Institute and other associations. Walter-Terrinoni is co-chair of the UN Montreal Protocol Foams Technical Options Committee, the Science Advisor for the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, and has served on the board of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.
Helen began working for DuPont in 1995 in the Titanium Technologies business, where she spent seven years managing the fluorochemicals foam expansion agent business and development program, including the manufacturing plant design. Helen holds a Master's Degree in chemical engineering, with a concentration in environmental engineering, from Syracuse University.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI's 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.