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Program: GGAC activity in South Carolina

The Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee shall be responsible for organizing ASHRAE members at the grassroots level to influence and educate local, state, provincial, and national government bodies and officials in areas of interest to ASHRAE members, in order to better coordinate efforts and understanding between ASHRAE members and government as well as being responsible for developing the extent and the manner in which ASHRAE implements and pursues actions to influence government affairs and public policy.


Randy Jones

T.R. “Randy” Jones serves as President of the Chapman Company, manufacturers’ representatives, founded in 1994. The Chapman Company currently has offices in Charleston SC, Lexington, SC, Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta GA. The Chapman Company is a leader in providing Seismic Restraints and Vibration Isolation in our territories.

Randy first entered the HVAC business in 1978 with Johnson Controls, after serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy from January1972 until July 1977. He served aboard the destroyer USS Cone DD-866 as First Lieutenant, Gunnery Officer, & Navigator until February 1975, including a combat tour in the Tonkin Gulf 1972-1973. Completed active duty in July 1977, and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as Lieutenant Commander in 1989.

Randy attended the University of South Carolina from 1967-1971 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later returned to University of South Carolina and completed a Master’s in Business Administration degree in August 1978.

Randy’s involvement with ASHRAE has been extensive. He was the Director and Regional Chair for Region IV from 2010-2013. He is the past chair of the ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient committee, Research Promotion Committee, and Development Committee. He is presently serving on the GGAC committee, the ASHRAE Foundation and the standards committee drafting proposed BSR/ASHRAE STANDARD 214P, “Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program”. Randy was the winner of the William J. Collins Research Promotion award 1995-96 and Chapter Service award 2009, Regional Award of Merit 2012, the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award 2015 and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award in 2016.

Beyond ASHRAE, Randy is also an active member of the SC Mechanical Contractors Association. He serves as Vice President and Treasurer of Friends of Santa, a local charitable organization, and is an active member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC.


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