The Board of Directors of the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has named Robert (Bob) Linder, P.E., LEED AP, NEBB CP, as 2014 NEBB President during the NEBB Board of Directors Meeting, October 18-19, 2013, held in Monterey Bay, California. He succeeds Stan Fleischer, who served as the 2013 NEBB President.
Bob is a Senior Project Manager for Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the areas of Whole Building Commissioning, Retro-Commissioning and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing. Bob has been a NEBB Certified Professional in Testing, Adjusting and Balancing since 2000. He is also a NEBB Certified Professional in Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Bob serves on the NEBB Executive Finance Committee. He is the past Chairman of the NEBB’s Building Systems Commissioning Committee and is a member of NEBB’s Board of Directors. As a member of the NEBB Marketing Committee, he helped launch the NEBBinar series – a webcast series that provides solutions for high performance buildings. He has also served on the North Central NEBB Board as President, President-Elect and Treasurer.
Bob was awarded the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2013. He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1995 and has served on local, regional and society level committees. Most recently, he was Director and Regional Chair for Region VI. In this role he served on the society Board of Directors and as the Chair of his region’s Chapters’ Regional Committee.
Stan Fleischer, outgoing President of NEBB remarked that, “NEBB was formed in 1971 and today is bigger and more relevant than ever. I am proud to pass this legacy to Bob Linder, who has a proven record of creating successful relationships with NEBB members and organizations in the building and construction industry. At NEBB, he has been responsible for creating and enhancing programs to better respond to industry needs. Bob has also been instrumental in developing an organizational culture focused on expanding NEBB’s footprint in the industry and providing better service to NEBB Firms. ”
Bob Linder commented on his appointment, “I am honored to be appointed to this position by my peers. I am looking forward to using my background and experience to grow NEBB’s industry presence and strengthen the value of our certification programs. Our board has some very exciting plans for NEBB and our future is brighter than ever.”