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.
Eugene Silberstein has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Mr. Silberstein is currently directing and teaching the associate's degree program in HVAC/R at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York. Mr. Silberstein has previously served as instructor at Apex Technical School in New York City, where he taught classes on basic, domestic and commercial refrigeration, basic electricity and major home appliances, commercial air conditioning and advanced air conditioning topics. He also served as chairman of the Refrigeration Department and educational supervisor of the Refrigeration, Automotive and Welding programs. In addition to teaching post-secondary courses, Mr. Silberstein has taught air conditioning, heating and plumbing at the high school level. He earned dual bachelor's degrees from CCNY in New York City, New York and is a member of several HVAC/R industry organizations. His technical credits include authoring HEAT PUMPS, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC. Mr. Silberstein has written more than 30 educational videos, test banks and lecture slides for numerous texts. He is currently writing other industry-related books.
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.
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.