Now retired from teaching and writing, Bill Whitman has contributed a wealth of academic expertise as well as industry knowledge to this book. Mr. Whitman graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Education. He received his master's degree in School Administration from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont. After instructing drafting courses for three years, Mr. Whitman became the Director of Vocational Education for the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Vermont -- a position he held for eight years. He spent five years as the Associate Director of Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Whitman was the head of the Department of Industry for Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for 18 years.
John Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning service; project engineering; and technical writing consultation for both the academic and industrial fields for numerous years -- enabling him to bring a wealth of experience to this text. He currently serves as Professor of HVAC/R at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. In addition, he owns Technical Writing Services and is co-owner of Delta T Solutions, Inc. His technical articles have been featured in the Refrigeration News, Service and Contracting Journal, and Engineered Systems Journal. He writes monthly for the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News and is co-author of an EPA-approved Technician Certification Program Manual. Mr. Tomczyk also is the author of the book TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. John Tomczyk earned his associate's degree in HVAC/R from Ferris State University. He earns a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his master's in Education from Ferris State University.
A Cambridge-educated engineer, Bill Johnson swapped his career for long distance sailing. He stopped logging miles sailed somewhere around 50,000. He was a sailing instructor for ten years, focusing on the RYA courses from beginner to Yachtmaster level.