IIAR Recognizes Two Industry Thought Leaders with Presentation Excellence Awards

The IIAR Award for Presentation Excellence was presented to two deserving individuals during IIAR’s annual meeting. Todd Jekel, University of Wisconsin Madison, received IIAR’s 2024 Award for Presentation Excellence for the English presentation of his paper titled “Application and Considerations for Internal Relief in Industrial Refrigeration Systems.” Jekel is a longtime contributor to NRF research projects. IIAR also recognizes colleagues who contribute non-English papers to the program. Christian Ali Muñoz Duran, MR Braz & Associates, PLLC, received IIAR’s 2024 Award for Presentation Excellence for his paper titled “Paquetes de carga crítica de amoníaco DX versus sistema centralizados de amoníaco recirculado, como alternativas de solución para sistemas de refrigeración industrial.”

The IIAR Award for Presentation Excellence, previously IIAR’s “Andy Ammonia Award,” was created to acknowledge the crucial role that education and information-sharing play within the refrigeration industry and to provide acknowledgment of the expertise that is generously shared by volunteers. Spanish speaking colleagues are specially recognized for their significant efforts to relay important concepts and information to the Spanish-speaking professionals in the industry.

The selection of the award is based on evaluations conference attendees submit on the conference app. This year’s scoring was very close between several excellent presentations.