meet the board
Our Board of Governors
Ricson Chude is a professional mechanical engineer currently working at Southern California Edison where he manages the technical review of energy efficiency projects such as HVAC RCx, Refrigeration System Retrofits, and Pump System Upgrades. He has served on the ASHRAE Southern California Chapter board for the past 5 years, holding the following positions: Technology Awards Chair, Chapter Technology Transfer Chair (CTTC), Research Promotion Chair, Student Activities Chair, and currently serving as Chapter Secretary. Ricson Chude holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University of Los Angeles. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California.
Nicolas Rosner is a Variable Frequency Drive-Lead Sales Engineer at Eaton. Nick’s VFD focus at Eaton is consulting engineer specifying support, contractor service, facilities training, and distributor sales. Prior to Eaton, Nick spent 7 years of his HVAC career at USAir Conditioning Distributors in both Southern California and Arizona. Nick Rosner is a licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer (CA & AZ). He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. And, Nick has held officer and chair positions at Southern California, Central Arizona, and Tri-County ASHRAE chapters.
BOG- Public Relations, Golf Tournament, & Electronic Communications
Registered professional engineer with experience designing HVAC/R systems in both new and remodeled healthcare facilities (both OSHPD and non-OSHPD), office TIs, and university/K-12 school districts. Engineering education from Fresno State (Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, minor in Mathematics and Physics) and UC Davis (Masters of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering).
Barnabas is an energy consultant working with K12, University, Municipal, and Special District customers advising on strategic energy positioning as well as evaluating energy performance at portfolio, site, and operator levels. Barnabas has owned an HVAC contracting business; designed, built, operated, and maintained a micro-turbine co-generation plant, supported a District Energy plant, and has been in sales with many ESCO’s including Honeywell, Siemens, and Johnson Controls. Barnabas has been the ASHRAE Sustainability Chair and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Cal Poly Pomona.
Ashley obtained her three bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Business Marketing at San Diego State University. Ashley is a Commissioning Agent with a passion for green building design and sustainability. Ashley volunteers for ASHRAE Southern California as the Director of Student Activities and Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA). She organizes various social and technical events with the students and young engineers of the society. Ashley encourages the seasoned members to come together and take part in these activities. Her goal is to bridge the gap between the young and the seasoned members of the society.
BOG- Membership and Retention
Carter holds an undergraduate degree in Communications Technology from the University of Memphis and is actively pursuing an MBA from his alma mater. Carter has been in the construction design, engineering, and sales market with a focus on energy efficiency for 6 years.
BOG- CTTC & Sustainability
Rafi Karim is the Building Performance Market Leader at Affiliated Engineers, Inc in Pasadena. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with a passion for the sustainable built environment. Rafi has previously served as the Director of Student Activities & YEA and GAC Chair for ASHRAE SoCal and San Diego chapters. In January 2018, Rafi was appointed to the ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 (Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability) as a chair of Water Energy Nexus Subcommittee.
BOG- Student Activities, YEA & Historian