Ned started with Trane right after college and claims he’s never had a real job. In his 40 years, he has been called on to speak at National Trane Meetings, Pueblo Boot Camps and Satellite Broadcasts. He has hosted dozens of customers from around the world interested in the highly efficient EarthWise™ District Cooling System at the University of Arizona.
Ned holds a BSME (with honors) degree from North Carolina State University and a BA from Belmont Abbey College. He joined the Trane Boston office in 1971 and worked his way up to Sales Manager in 1985. In 1993 he decided to move to Tucson working primarily with owners and engineers. Ned actually retired in July of 2009 for 1 month before embarking on his latest venture. He is the field expert for the Long Term Strategy Implementation Team charged with creating the selling process for new products and systems.
Ned is a multi-year Top Ten Club member and takes pride in mentoring many young sales engineers. He has served on a number of Trane product and market development teams including TOPSS, Ice Storage, ICS Controls, Small Chillers, Outdoor Air Handlers and Custom Air Handlers.
Outside of Trane, Ned was on the board of the Tucson ASHRAE chapter for 13 years, and is active in USGBC, ASHRAE, and APPA. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona in the college of Mechanical Engineering.
Ned has been married for over 31 years, and has a grown daughter living and working in the DC area. He and his wife, Jane, recently relocated to the East Coast and bought an antique Victorian cottage in the tiny seaside resort town of Newport, RI.