Smith Gets Cool Chair

ISE Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Clarence Smith, elected Chair of the North Carolina State Board of Refrigeration Examiners

Clarence Smith, Jr., ISE Senior Lecturer Emeritus, was elected to a one-year term as chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Refrigeration Examiners at its fall meeting held September 18-20, in New Bern, NC.

Smith was originally appointed to the Refrigeration Board by Governor Jim Martin in 1987 and then reappointed by Governor Jim Hunt. His term lasted 12 years until 1999. Smith’s current appointment, made by Governor Mike Easley in 2008 and reappointed by Governor Beverly Purdue in 2011, runs through December 31, 2017.

His term as chair in 2016 will mark the 3rd time he has served as chairman (1996 and 2010). This makes him one of only two board members to chair the board three times.

The State Board of Refrigeration Examiners is responsible for the licensing, oversight and discipline of approximately 1,900 refrigeration contractors and transport refrigeration contractors statewide. In connection with its oversight responsibilities, the Board has the authority to administer examinations, issue, renew and revoke licenses, and consider complaints filed with respect to licenses, including publishing guidelines governing the suspension and revocation of licenses.

Congratulations, Clarence!