AFE Chapter 140 Annual Vendor Night and Member Appreciation Dinner

Enjoy an evening of networking with our friends and colleagues in the facility industry.  Vendors are invited to showcase company and products and services.

AFE 140 Vendor Night collage

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Viega Educational Facility

Nashua, NH

Training Topics & Presenters Added — See below


Mark your calendar and join your AFE 140 facility colleagues at our Annual Vendor Night and Member Appreciation Dinner.  Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with a variety of vendors and suppliers, covering all aspects of Facilities and Maintenance Operations and attend professional development training sessions.


Vendor tables:  $150   Cost is for table only; please purchase event tickets for attendees ($10 per person).
A variety of vendors and suppliers will be in attendance, covering all aspects of Facilities and Maintenance Operations.  Tables will be in the main foyer/lobby area.
Please sign up as soon as possible to help with our planning.

Event tickets: $10 per person, members and guests — dinner included.



* IMPORTANT: If purchasing tickets for others, please select Quantity,
then click box marked “Guest Names and Company” to the right to list them. This will speed our registration process.  Thank you.






Viega Educational Facility
1800 Southwood Drive
Nashua, NH 03063


4:00 PM        Vendor set up
5:30 PM        Guests arrive
6:00 PM        Professional Development Training Session
6:45 PM        Professional Development Training Session
7:30 PM        Professional Development Training Session


Food, beer and wine will be available during the event for all. Dinner and drinks are included in the event price. The dinner menu will be announced soon — watch this space for complete details.


A variety of door prizes will be awarded during the event based on vendor/supplier visits. To be eligible, each participant will be given a card and asked to visit each vendor/supplier to have it initialed.  Completed cards will be entered to win awards.


The event will include three Professional Development Training Sessions. PDH’s will be awarded to participants.
Session start times are : 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM and 7:30 PM.

6:00-6:30 PM: Wood-fired Heating Systems Rules and Regulations

Today Mark will present the background behind the current laws governing the sale and operation of residential Wood-Fired Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces.

Mark Ledgard, Compliance Program Manager – NHDES Air Resources Division

Mark has 35 years of experience in providing environmental compliance services to regulated entities. Mark has worked at the NHDES for 20 years and prior to that worked for 15 years as an environmental consultant. In his current position, Mark develops inspection and compliance assistance strategies aimed at protecting New Hampshire’s air that we all breathe. This includes sources of air emissions and the laws regulating activities such as Open Burning, Wood Heaters, Landfills, and Industrial and Commercial operations. Mark is passionate about heating his own house with firewood, which he cuts and processes himself. This is a New England tradition he grew up with and believes that we all have a stake in ensuring the future of this tradition.

6:45-7:15 PM: Benefits of Parallel Pumping Systems

Paul will be discussing the benefits of parallel pumping when compared to traditional duty-standby (100% redundancy) pump arrangements and design considerations for proper pump selections.

Paul Giurlando, Sales Engineer – Fluid Equipment Solutions of New England

Paul obtained a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Northeastern University, Class of 1999.  He started his career in 1998 in Boston and quickly began designing and engineering HVAC systems for a variety of building projects; including colleges, universities, commercial offices, residential and municipal facilities. After 15 years as a mechanical engineer, Paul switched to HVAC equipment sales in 2013. He is currently an outside sales engineer for Fluid Equipment Solution of New England; covering the NH & Maine territory.

7:30-8:00 PM: Improving Steam System Performance with Proper Piping Techniques

Daryl Schoellkopf, Sales Manager – Energy Systems, F.W. Webb Co.

Daryl is an Industry professional spanning over 30 years of practical experience with process control and steam specialties, primarily steam-fired process heating. Daryl serves in a technical support role to many industries including: Power Generation; Life Sciences; Pulp and Paper; Institutional and General Manufacturing. Mr. Schoellkopf brings a real-world approach to the application and specification of steam specialty equipment, with a focus on applying the right technology fit for the client’s needs. After supporting projects from conceptual design thru startup for 30+ years, what appears correct on paper may not function as designed in the real-world due to variables not considered at the design stage.



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