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Air conditioning company executive

Gerald Charles Groff, American air conditioning company executive. Achievements include patents in field.

Background

Groff, Gerald Charles was born on March 4, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Phillip V. and Loretta Ann (Voekel) Groff.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1955. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University Minnesota, 1960. Master of Science in Engineering Administration, Syracuse University, 1970.

Career

Engineer research division Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, New York, 1960—1963, senior engineer, 1963—1966, group leader air conditioning system, 1966—1970, manager pilot operations, 1970—1972, associate director, 1972—1978, director research division, 1978—1984, director corporation technical planning, 1984—1985, director research and development and product development international Geneva, since 1986. Instructor mechanical engineering University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1955—1956, 1959—1960. Member advisory board heat pump technical review International Energy Agency, 1981—1982.

Served to lieutenant (junior grade) Council for Exceptional Children United States Navy, 1956-1959.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Membership

Board governors Citizens Foundation, Syracuse, 1981—1982. Chairman Troop 18, Boy Scouts America, Cazenovia, New York, 1973—1975, Operation Enterprise, Citizens Foundation, Syracuse, 1980—1981. Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Heating (chairman national committee), International Refrigeration Institute (member United States national commission), Industrial Research Institute (chairman national committee), Willow Bank Yacht Club, Cazenovia Club, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Ann Bursch, June 22, 1956. Children: Paul Andrew, Jennifer Lynn, Lee Annual.

father:
Phillip V. Groff

mother:
Loretta Ann (Voekel) Groff

spouse:
Elizabeth Ann Bursch

child:
Paul Andrew Groff

child:
Jennifer Lynn Groff

child:
Lee Annual Groff