John Kuempel Of Debra-Kuempel Honored For Service To The Engineering Profession

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CINCINNATI, OH, July 10, 2013 – John Kuempel Jr., P.E., Vice President of DeBra-Kuempel, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers).

DeBra-Kuempel is the largest provider of commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services throughout the Cincinnati/Dayton and Northern Kentucky region. The company is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.

The Distinguished Service Award, which was presented at ASHRAE’s 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, is given to individuals who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction, and who have given freely of their time and talent on behalf of ASHRAE. The honor recognizes participation in chapter, regional, and society activities.

"We are extremely pleased to see John recognized by his peers for his selfless and exemplary dedication to the engineering profession," said Joseph Clark, President and CEO of DeBra-Kuempel. "He is a consummate professional, whose innovative thinking and hard work enable DeBra-Kuempel to deliver consistently reliable solutions to our customers every day."

"My experience as a design/build contractor with real world knowledge of building operation, renovation and maintenance has benefitted the development of reasonable suggestions for guidelines," stated John Kuempel. "I feel strongly that sharing this knowledge with other engineers greatly benefits the entire industry and contributes to better performing and safer facilities."

John Kuempel has been an active member of ASHRAE since 1991. He serves on the organization’s technical committee that establishes general design standards for the HVAC systems used in large buildings; he also serves on the subcommittee that oversees standards for central chilled water plants. On behalf of ASHRAE, he has coordinated, chaired and presented countless seminars at society conferences. John often shares his experience in HVAC applications by showcasing case studies of real world projects, which provide a depth of opportunities to the practitioners in the audience.

John Kuempel received a Bachelor Degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition to ASHRAE, he is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA), the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

About DeBra-Kuempel

DeBra-Kuempel is the largest mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services contractor in the Cincinnati/Dayton and Northern Kentucky region. Blending the talents and depth of knowledge from being in the MEP services industry for over 60 years, the company provides a wide range of commercial mechanical and electrical services, including industrial HVAC services and maintenance, facilities services, building automation systems, plumbing, process piping, thermal imaging services, energy services and more. Headquartered in Cincinnati with offices in Dayton, Maysville and Louisville, Kentucky, DeBra-Kuempel is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2013 revenues of ~$6.5B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 28,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the "World’s Most Admired" and "Best Managed". EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company's strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at



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