November 2017 Program

Distinguished Victor W. Goldschmidt Ph.D.

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, November 16th, Victor W. Goldschmidt will be presenting on: “Problem Solving in Engineering”.

The presentation will review different problem-solving techniques, from well defined (textbook-type) problems with a single solution to typical engineering problems with multiple and alternative solutions is discussed. The latter require ideation and free-thinking. Blocks to creativity are presented together with actual examples demonstrating these impediments to problem solving.

Victor W. Goldschmidt, Emeritus Mechanical Engineering Professor, served at Purdue University from 1964 through 2000. He is currently serving as a Leelanau County Planning Commissioner as well as a facilitator and engineering consultant. During his 36 years at Purdue University, Mr. Goldschmidt was responsible for educating mechanical engineering students, including the direction of graduate research in the HVAC area. Most of his service with graduate students was with the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories with heavy support from the HVAC industries. During early stages of his career, he served as Director of the Engineering Purdue Fellows in Latin America; during later stages he served as department head for Freshman Engineering. Prior to his academic involvement, he worked in Applications Engineering and Development Engineering with Honeywell. Mr. Goldschmidt has taught almost every course in thermal sciences offered at Purdue, as well as a special upper level technical course on the “Creative Process in Engineering.” He is trained as a Synectics (special brainstorming) facilitator and is currently engaged in the development of strategic plans and problem solving sessions. A past ASHRAE Director-at-Large, he also has served as a member of Publishing and Technology Councils. He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award recipient and Fellow, as well as Honorary Member of IIR, ACAIRE, ASURVAC and AAF. He resides in North Michigan, above Traverse City.

Registration is below. Currently, the location & venue for the event are being arranged. An email notification will be sent to all WI Chapter email subscribers prior to the event.


November 16, 2017
4:30 – 6:00 PM – Registration & Networking
6:00 PM – Dinner & Presentation



Remember to encourage your friends & coworkers to sign-up  & attend the Wisconsin Chapter ASHRAE meetings. Feel free to invite individuals that may be interested in joining our field. ASHRAE meetings serve as a great way to learn about our industry as well as offering a great networking opportunity for current & potential members.

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Job Posting: Miller Engineering – Mechanical Engineer

Miller Engineering – Mechanical Engineer

Miller Engineering is seeking an experienced and client-focused HVAC Design Engineer for commercial and Mission Critical projects.

The position would involve design development through construction-phase support, coordination with multiple disciplines and clients, and providing innovative solutions.

The Miller Engineering job listing with a complete description of the position can be found under the CONTACT section of the website here.

2017 Brewers Outing

2017 Chapter Social Outing: Milwaukee Brewers  vs. St Louis Cardinals

Finally, the Brewers are in a pennant race in August.  Come out and enjoy baseball and a great networking event!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:10pm

Pregame at Kelly’s Bleachers starting at 11:00am

The Milwaukee ASHRAE chapter is picking up the cost of the tickets, food, and drink at Kelly’s.  We have 75 tickets.  They will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.  Please email: Mike Anderson to reserve your tickets.

Job Posting: MATC Mechanical Engineer

MATC is looking for a mechanical engineer with HVAC design experience with a heavy emphasis on energy efficiency.

In the position, the individual may be involved with design and will definitely be developing and/or coordinating design specifications, bidding, managing construction projects, making sure sustainability and conservation is integrated into and maintained in every project. The ultimate goal is to help drive MATC toward net zero carbon.

The MATC job listing with a complete description of the position can be found here.

It would be appreciated if applicants note that they were directed to this position via this posting during the application process.


2017 ASHRAE WI Chapter Golf Outing

The 16th Annual Mike Stram Open Golf Tournament is almost here and promises to be a day of fun and excitement.
We will be having the outing again at Chenequa Country Club on July 31st.  Reservations will be on a first come/first serve basis.  We expect the outing to fill up rather quickly this year from the response last year and over the winter.
There will be golf, sit down lunch, dinner, door prizes, raffle and flag events.
COST – $200 per person – includes Lunch, Golf & Dinner.
Major – $1500
Gold – $500
Silver – $350
Hole/Green – $250
Door Prize $100
Beverage Cart Sponsor – $1000
See You On The Course!
Sponsors will be recognized at the banquet.
For more information or to arrange a door prize donation call (414) 254-4968 or email Mike Anderson.
The registration flyer can be downloaded here.