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Eugene Silberstein Appointed National Programs Director of HVAC Excellence

May 29, 2023
Mount Prospect, IL – HVAC Excellence, a standards organization dedicated to improving education in the HVACR industry, is proud to announce the appointment of Eugene Silberstein as its new National Programs Director.

Eugene Silberstein

With over 40 years of experience in the HVACR industry, Mr. Silberstein is a widely recognized expert in the field. Since September of 2015 he served as the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. Throughout his extensive HVACR career, he held many positions including field technician, system designer, service contractor, professor, administrator, consultant and industry-leading author. Eugene has over twenty five years of teaching experience and has taught at private, secondary and postsecondary institutions. He can be seen presenting at many national HVACR events on a wide variety of topics important to our industry. He has also authored and/or co-authored numerous textbooks and articles on HVACR-related topics.

Eugene earned his dual Bachelor’s Degree from The City College of New York, where he studied electrical engineering, economics, and operations management. He earned his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources. In 2010, he earned his Certified Master HVACR Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence. Eugene also carries ASHRAE’s BEAP credential, which classifies him as a Building Energy Assessment Professional.

As National Programs Director, Mr. Silberstein will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of HVAC Excellence’s national training and certification programs, including programmatic accreditation, as well as working with industry partners to identify emerging trends and technologies and help training programs implement these technologies into their curricula.

“We are thrilled to have Eugene as our new National Programs Director,” said Howard Weiss, President of HVAC Excellence. “His wealth of knowledge and experience in the HVACR industry will be invaluable as we continue to develop innovative training and certification programs that meet the evolving needs of the HVACR and other building science industries.”

Mr. Silberstein expressed excitement about his new role, stating, “I am honored to take on this new role at HVAC Excellence and look forward to working with industry partners to develop training and certification programs that help prepare the next generation of HVACR professionals.”

About HVAC Excellence 

HVAC Excellence is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving the HVACR industry since 1994. The organization provides industry-validated certification exams, as well as accreditation for HVACR programs at secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For more information about HVAC Excellence and its programs, please visit