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Preface

abouT The auThors
JoHn toMCzyK
John Tomczyk received his associate's degree in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning
technology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; his bachelor's degree in
mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and his
master's degree in education from Ferris State University.
Professor Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning service and
project engineering and served as a technical writing consultant in both the academic and industrial fields. His technical articles have been featured in the Refrigeration News, Service and
Contracting Journal, and Engineered Systems Journal. He writes monthly for the Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration News and is coauthor of an EPA-approved Technician Certification
Program Manual and a Universal R-410A Safety and Retrofitting Training Manual. Professor
Tomczyk also is the author of the book Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems, published by ESCO Press. He also is co-owner of Delta Tee
Solutions Inc., a Subchapter-S Corporation and sole owner of Technical Writing Services, LLC.
Professor Tomczyk has recently retired from his professorship at Ferris State University after
29 years of service with the title of Professor Emeritus. While continuing consulting through his
two companies and being a member of many HVAC/R trade organizations, he will be spending
his winters in Maui, Hawaii and the remainder of the year living in the quaint beach town of
Empire located in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in Michigan.

eUGene siLBerstein
Over the past 30-plus years, Eugene has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry
from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant, and author. Eugene is presently an Assistant Professor and the lead faculty member
in the HVAC/R program at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York.
Eugene has over 20 years of teaching experience and has taught at a number of institutions
in the Greater New York area.
Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York and his
Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in Energy
and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as
wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He presently holds the Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from the ESCO Group and the Building Energy
Assessment Professional (BEAP) credential issued by ASHRAE.
As an active member of both ASHRAE and RSES, Eugene served as the subject matter
expert and wrote the production scripts for over 30 education videos directly relating to
our industry. Other book credits include Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 1st and
2nd Edition, Pressure Enthalpy Without Tears (2006), Heat Pumps, 1st and 2nd Edition,
and Psychrometrics Without Tears (2014). Eugene has also written a number of articles for
industry newspapers and magazines.
Eugene was selected as one of the top HVAC/R instructors in the country for the
2005/2006, 2006/2007, and 2007/2008 academic school years by the Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration Institute (ARI), now AHRI, and the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (ACHR) News.

BiLL WHitMAn
Bill Whitman graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a bachelor's degree in industrial education. He received his master's degree in school administration
from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont.



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