About the Instructors
Jack Rise, CMS, is a Certificate Member Specialist of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society. He has extensive industry experience having worked as a contractor for 18 years, as a distributor of HVAC products for 13 years and for a major HVAC manufacturer for 5 years. In 2004 Jack formed his own company, Jack Rise HVAC Technical Training, and works out of his office in Tampa, Florida.
Jack is an ACCA/EPIC certified instructor for all of the ACCA residential and commercial design manuals including the 8th Edition of Manual J (Residential Load Calculations), the 3rd Edition of Manual D (Residential Duct System Design), the 5th Edition of Manual N (Commercial Load Calculations) and Manual Q (Commercial Low Pressure, Low Velocity Duct System Design). Jack travels extensively around the country conducting seminars on residential and commercial load calculations, system design and on the use of HVAC computer based software. He was an RSES instructor for 10 years, currently runs training sessions for NATE and EPA/CFC Section 608 Certifications and ACCA/ANSI Standard 5 (HVAC Quality Installation Standard).
Jack has authored two books as companion manuals for both Manual J and Manual D. He is the author and presenter of the ACCA HVAC Essentials series and the NATE Essentials series of training CDs. He is a 35+ year member of RSES, a Life Member of the North Jersey Chapter of ACCA, an associate member of ACCA-Florida and FRACCA and a Life Member of the NATE Technical Committee.
Ed comes to ACCA with over thirty-five years of HVAC experience, and more than twenty years, delivering technical topics from his time as the technical director at Eastern Heating and Cooling Council based out of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Janowiak has over fifteen years of practical experience in the field as a service manager, technician, and installer - working at various companies, and as the owner and president of Bramante Energy, Inc.
Matt Akins, ACCA Manager of HVACR Education, has sixteen years plus of HVACR experience, including five years as a technical trainer, teaching HVAC curriculum to hundreds of students across the country. He has managed all aspects of the training process, consisting of, designing classes for duct design, refrigeration, and HVAC system diagnostics as well as editing existing classes and making them current with current code and laws.
Alex has been training Wrightsoft's customers how to use our software since 2004. He has led over 500 residential & commercial classes to thousands of engineers, contractors and students. Alex has not only mastered the use of our software, but also has a deep understanding of the applications and advantages it brings to the HVAC industry.
Alex received his BA from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA.
He took his education to the next level when he passed ACCA's Educational Program in Instructor Certification (EPIC) in 2014. This "train the trainer" course certifies professional vocational trainers, like Alex, to teach residential design including: Manual J, Manual D and Manual S.