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Air conditioning company executive

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


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


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


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 include patents in field.


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.


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

Phillip V. Groff

Loretta Ann (Voekel) Groff

Elizabeth Ann Bursch

Paul Andrew Groff

Jennifer Lynn Groff

Lee Annual Groff