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Refrigeration TOC Members

Refrigeration TOC Members

TOC Co-Chair

Name
Affiliation
Country
Maua Institute (IMT)
Brazil
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Roberto de Aguiar Peixoto, nominated by Brazil and residing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, member of TEAP, co-chair of RTOC and of a TSB (Task Force XXVII/4) declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. My responsibilities include:
    • I work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaching courses and doing research in the fields of thermal sciences and refrigeration and air conditioning, at the Instituto Maua de Tecnologia, a Technical University in Sao Caetano do Sul, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Occasionally I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organisations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organisations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.
    • Neither I, nor my wife (occupational therapist and University Professor) or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests and those of my wife or children include the following
    • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
    • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
    • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
    • Other interests: [None]
  5. I conduct all work relating to TEAP, RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in TEAP, RTOC and TSB meetings.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Roberto de Aguiar Peixoto

Date: March 12, 2019

Universitá Politecnica delle Marche
Italy
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Fabio Polonara, nominated by Italy, residing in Senigallia, Italy, member of TEAP, co-chair of RTOC and co-chair of Energy Efficiency Task Force, declare as follows.

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. My responsibilities include:
    • I am Professor of Fisica tecnica industriale (Thermal Sciences) at Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) in Ancona, Italy. My responsibilities include teaching courses and doing research in the fields of Thermal sciences, Thermal systems, Refrigeration and air conditioning, Renewable energies and Energy saving technologies. It’s also my responsibility doing coordination and administrative work as Department Director. I occasionally work, within UNIVPM terms, as a consultant for Companie, Local Government Bodies and UN Implementing Agencies in fields such as Energy planning, Renewables and Refrigeration. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis. At present I am National Delegate for Italy at the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR).
    • Neither I, nor my former wife (divorced, an English teacher) nor my children own stock or have proprietary interests in Companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes. I own shares in two Small Enterprises, both Academic Spin-Offs, which, among their scopes, also develop innovative refrigeration systems not containing ODS.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests and those of my former wife or children include the following
    • Proprietary interests: [I own shares in two Small Enterprises, both Academic Spin-Offs, which, among their scopes, also develop innovative refrigeration systems not containing ODS]
    • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities and consultancy as described in numeral 2) above]
    • Government advice and other policy development: [I occasionally do consultancy for Local Government Bodies and UN Implementing Agencies on energy planning and environmental issues]
    • Paid research activities, fellowships, grants: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
    • Other interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  5. I conduct the work for TEAP and RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. Travel expenses associated with TEAP and RTOC and TSBs meetings are paid by the Ministry of Environment of Italy (MATTM) through a Small Scale Funding Agreement (SSFA) with UNEP, Nairobi and by UNIVPM through my research grants.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Fabio Polonara

Date: March 12, 2019

Member

Name
Affiliation
Country
Independent Expert
Egypt
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Mohamed Alaa Olama, nominated by Egypt and residing in Cairo, Egypt, member of RTOC as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organizations dealing with Montreal Protocol, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Nations Environmental Protection Programme (UNEP). All consultancies are conducted on a shortterm assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife (English Teacher) or my children own stock or have proprietary interest companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and Consultancy for Implementing Agencies and other entities as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on a voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel accommodation related to my participation in meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Mohamed Alaa Olama

Date: March 12, 2019

Johnson Controls, JCI
Brazil
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Maria Celina Britto Bacellar, nominated by Brazil and residing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as Product Manager for Industrial Refrigeration in Latin America, part of the Global Products Group at Johnson Controls Inc. I coordinate the team of engineers that are responsible for making drawings and bills of materials to manufacture industrial refrigeration products. I also guide technically the sales and application teams by training and coaching them in refrigeration topics. I am responsible for identifying, developing and promoting optimum product lineup and constantly update them as the state of the art. My work also includes executive engineering for standard products and special equipment as well as thermal calculation for heat exchangers and special components. I use to participate in technical and commercial events by giving courses and lectures on Industrial Refrigeration promoting the use of efficient and sustainable equipment and natural refrigerants.

Neither I, nor my husband (electrical engineer, consensual marriage) own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [normal mechanical engineering activities and R&D in refrigeration - as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Maria Celina Britto Bacellar

Date: February 25th, 2019

Calm Consultancy
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, James M. Calm, residing in Great Falls (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA, member of the RTOC and former lead author for the Refrigerants chapter, declare as follows:

 1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure (COI) Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

 2) I am partly retired but still performing limited work as an Engineering Consultant in the firm James M. Calm, Engineering Consultant, USA. My responsibilities include provision of technical and professional services with primary focus on heating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating systems. My work includes analyses, systems and/or component design, feasibility studies, assessments, research, and strategic planning for a wide range of applications. Much of my work addresses environmental protection, performance improvement, and safety matters related to refrigerants and systems use. I have consulted for manufacturers producing refrigerants, equipment utilizing them, components for them, and ancillary safety devices such as leak detection devices, and other products. Clients include or have included engineering and architectural firms, building owners, facilities development and management firms, research organizations, utilities, trade associations (including those directly involved in refrigerant and related equipment manufacture), law firms (as a consultant in arbitration and as an expert witness in litigation), and governmental agencies. I also have consulted for clients regarding alternatives for ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) for processes other than refrigeration, such as reverse-Rankine cycles, and on devices for medical and cosmetic treatments. My clients are primarily in the United States, but sometimes also in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and in both non-Article 5 and Article 5 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America. The topics of the Montreal Protocol, Kyoto Protocol, and the RTOC assessment are germane to aspects of my work addressing refrigerant management, transition planning, performance analyses, and evaluation of environmental and safety impacts.  I am a registered professional engineer and have published more than 200 papers, articles, and reports, among them many addressing refrigerants, refrigerant use, and related topics.

 3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

 4) My interests and those of my former wife (divorced) and children include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives. I do not own stock or otherwise invest in companies producing refrigerants or engaged in the manufacturing of air conditioning, heat pump, or refrigeration equipment.
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Consultancy as described in section 2 above
  • Government advice and other policy development: None except when requested and then on a voluntary (uncompensated) basis
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None except as identified in my consulting work above
  • Other interests: Lots of them, but none involving a proprietary matters pertaining to ODS

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an unpaid basis.  I receive no compensation for my time or reimbursement of expenses for RTOC involvement including for travel associated with meetings, except that I may in rare instances combine meeting travel with that for other business when convenient to do so in the same manner as I often combine such travel with that for personal (at my own expense) interests. The clients and/or sponsors for such coordinated travel have no input via myself and generally no awareness of the specific RTOC matters conducted at such meetings.  I do not combine such travel at their request or instigation.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

 7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

 8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

 9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

James M. Calm

Date: February 26, 2019

Ingersoll Rand
Czech Republic
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Radim Čermák, nominated by the Czech Republic and residing in Prague, the Czech Republic, member of the RTOC declare as follows:

 1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

 2) I work full time as a product portfolio manager, global rail HVAC, at Thermo King, a unit of Ingersoll Rand. My responsibilities include management of project teams from a tender phase, through product design and delivery, to warranty. I am a member of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), a chairman of the Czech National Committee for cooperation with the IIR, and a delegate to its Executive Committee.

 Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes. Ingersoll Rand has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it manufactures refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning equipment that is sold world-wide.

 3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines.  I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

 4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Employment, as described in
  • numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [Assignment in the IIR, as described in
  • numeral 2 above]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

 5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on a voluntary (unpaid) basis. Travel expenses associated with RTOC meetings are paid by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.

 6)  Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

 7)  I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

 8)  I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

 9)  I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

 Radim Čermák

Date: March 12, 2019

 

Zhejiang University
China
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Guangming Chen, nominated by China and residing in Hangzhou, China, member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I am a full time professor and head of the Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. The Institute is deeply involved in improvement of energy efficiency of refrigerating systems, air conditioning, and industrial processes as well as high efficiency in buildings. The Institute has interests in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because there are some professors and students who are doing the researches related to the alternatives to ODS refrigerants. I work occasionally as a consultant to UNEP on matters related to the Montreal Protocol and also work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organizations dealing with Montreal Protocol. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife (retired) or my child own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or child include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and 
  • Consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Guangming Chen

Date: March 12, 2019

Re-phridge Consultancy
United Kingdom
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I Daniel Colbourne, nominated by UK, residing in UK, a Member of RTOC and of TSBs

(Task Force XXV/5, Task Force XXV/8) declare as follows.

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) I am an independent consultant. My responsibilities include assistance to enterprises which are developing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment using alternative refrigerants and also as a consultant for implementing agencies such as GIZ Proklima, UNDP and UNEP, focused on activities within Article 5 countries.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my personal partner and dependants include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [n/a]
  • Financial interests: [n/a]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [paid consultancy efforts performed on behalf of an implementing agency to assist Article 5 to adopt alternatives]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [n/a]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [paid research activities for
  • work related to a proposed use of an alternative to an ozone depleting substance]
  • Other interests: [unpaid activities in standardisation committees related to application of alternatives for ozone depleting substances]

5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of the RTOC and TSBs is from my (own) company.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC and TSBs.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Daniel Colbourne

Date: March 12, 2019

GE Appliances
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Richard DeVos, nominated by The United States of America and residing in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, co-author of the RTOC Chapter 3: Domestic Refrigeration and co-author of RTOC Chapter 11 Sustainable Refrigeration, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

In my co-chair capacity, a significant amount of my working time is spent on RTOC issues. As a Technical Director for the GE Appliances Business, I am responsible for technical oversight for Refrigerators, Air Conditioners and Smart Appliances. I am a contributing member of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Sustainability Standard committee responsible for AHAM 7001-2012/CSA SPE-7001-12/UL 7001, Sustainability Standard for Household Refrigeration Appliances. 

GE Appliances has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it manufactures and/or markets products which contained in their manufacture ODSs at the time the Montreal Protocol was defined and ratified. These products also may contain gases with GWP greater than 100. I have co-authored for the Household Refrigerator and Freezer chapter in the ASHRAE Refrigerator handbook. I received his B.A.Sc. mechanical engineering and have more than 37 years’ experience as an engineering technical contributor and manager on a wide scale of topics, including those directly related to the application and use of ODSs.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work assignments for organisations as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. Travel related to meetings of the RTOC is funded by GE. 

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Richard DeVos

Date: March 12, 2019

Independent Expert
India
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Sukumar Devotta, nominated by the Government of India and residing in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I superannuated as the Director, National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India in 2008. Since then, I act as an adviser to various Indian government bodies including Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change and also as an independent consultant in the broad areas of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, including refrigeration and air conditioning, and issues related to Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC to agencies like the German International Cooperation (GIZ). All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children are as given below:

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Consultancy or other positions: [as indicated under 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [as indicated under 2 above]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Sukumar Devotta

Date: February 25, 2019

Daikin Europe N.V
Belgium
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Martin Dieryckx, nominated by Belgium and resident of Belgium, TEAP member under the RTOC and Task Force for decision XXVIII/4 declare as follows.

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) I am General Manager/Assistant Director at Daikin Europe NV. My responsibilities include the management of the environment research center where we focus our activity on energy saving potentials and reduction of emission of ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gasses.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife include the following

  • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: None relates to ODS or their alternatives
  • Government advice and other policy development: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
  • Other interests: None

5) The source of funding for my participation in the work of the RTOC and any other acitivity of task forces of TEAP is my employer Daikin Europe NV in Belgium

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of TEAP and RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Martin Dieryckx

Date: March 12, 2019

Trane Co.
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Dennis Dorman, nominated by the United States of America and residing in the State of Wisconsin, USA, member of RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

Regarding my duties within the RTOC as a whole, I participate in meetings and discussions regarding general committee matters and on the sub-group that is responsible for Chapter 9, Chillers. I am Chapter Lead Author for Chapter 9. In my capacity as a consultant for Trane / Ingersoll Rand, I consult on various matters relating to new product development, safety standards, and refrigerant technology. Additionally, I am the ex Chairman of SSPC 15 (as of 1/7/2019), the Committee that is responsible for ASHRAE 15, “Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems” and Corporate Representative for Trane/ Ingersoll Rand on certain legal matters that relate to product liability litigation. From time to time, I also consult with other firms where my knowledge and experience with large commercial HVAC equipment may be useful.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following,

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work assignments for
  • Organizations as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) Consulting fees and expenses are paid by Trane Inc., USA or other companies for other consulting activities noted in numeral 2 above.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Dennis Dorman

Date: February 28, 2019

Independent Expert
Lebanon
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Bassam Elassaad, nominated by Lebanon and residing in Toronto, Canada, member of RTOC, Chapter Lead Author of Chapter 13 on High Ambient, co-author of chapter 11, and member of TSB (Task Force XXVI/9, XXVII/4, XXVIII/10, and XXX/5), declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

In my capacity as RTOC and TSB member, an amount of my working time is spent on RTOC and TSB issues. I also do on voluntary basis work for industry and engineering societies like ASHRAE. As an independent consultant, I provide services to organizations and institutes dealing with technical, environmental, and regulatory issues related to the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. I do consulting work for implementing agencies on matters related to the Montreal Protocol. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work assignments as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC and TSB meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Bassam Elassaad

Date: March 02, 2019

Gluckman Consulting
United Kingdom
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Ray Gluckman, nominated by the UK and residing in Surrey, UK, a member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as a consultant specialising in refrigeration, refrigerants and climate change issues. My consultancy is Gluckman Consulting Limited. ost of my work relates to the reduction of GHG emissions from high GWP fluorinated gases and through improving the efficiency of refrigeration systems.

In the last few years I have worked for various public sector clients such as the European Commission, the UK Government and Montreal Protocol Implementing Agencies (including the World Bank and UNEP). 

I also carry out projects for a wide range of private sector clients, including Trade Associations and individual companies, providing advice on topics such as implementation of existing Regulations on ODS and HFCs and the possible impact of future Regulations.

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Consultancy activities as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [Consultancy activities as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. The UK Government Environment Ministry (Defra) might pay for travel expenses to RTOC meetings if funds are available.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Ray Gluckman

Date: March 12, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, David S. Godwin, nominated by the United States of America and residing in Arlington, Virginia, USA, member of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee (RTOC) and the Task Force on Unexpected CFC-11 Emissions, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

As an employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) of the U.S. Government, I work as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the fields of thermal sciences and refrigeration and air conditioning, including the evaluation of refrigerants, the monitoring and verification of company-supplied reports of greenhouse gas supply, the estimation of ozone-depleting substance (ODS) and ODS substitute emissions, policy and regulatory evaluation, and technical analysis. As an employee of the USEPA, I participate in activities and with organizations dealing with the Montreal Protocol, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and U.S. regulatory issues. In my co-author capacity, a portion of my working time is spent on RTOC issues.

Neither I nor my wife have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply or use these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Employment by USEPA as mentioned in #2 above; membership in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Government advice and other policy development: As part of employment of USEPA as mentioned in #2 above
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
  • Other interests: None

5) Time spent in undertaking the work for TEAP, RTOC and TSBs is paid for via salary from the USEPA. Travel and subsistence related to meetings of the TEAP, RTOC and TSBs is funded from the U.S. Government. 

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

David S. Godwin

Date: March 12, 2019

University of Zagreb
Croatia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Marino Grozdek, nominated by Republic of Croatia and residing in Zagreb, Croatia, member of RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Energy Technology) at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FMENA) in Croatia where I am teaching and coordinating studies and research in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Energy and Environment area. The FMENA has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because it has undergraduate and graduate courses and research activities on refrigeration and air conditioning technologies, thermal sciences and energy and environment areas. Occasionally I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organizations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues, including the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Programme (UNIDO) and Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, Republic of Croatia. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and Consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [Consultancy as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, Republic of Croatia funds travel and accommodation related to my participation RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Marino Grozdek

Date: March 12, 2019

Petra Industries
Jordan
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Samir Hamed, nominated by the Jordan government and residing in Amman, Jordan, member of the RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

I am a member of RTOC, my working time is spent on, follow research and development department in Petra Engineering ind.co as research and development manager in my company. I also provide certain services for technical institutes (such as universities in my country),

I also have some of my time to review and comment on the Chapter 7, Chapter 9, Chapter 12 and HAWG of RTOC report.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work for Petra Engineering and ind.co.as a research and development department Manager]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) About 99% of the time spent in undertaking the work for Petra Engineering and ind. Co. and my total income is paid for via (PETRA)

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Samir Hamed

Date: March 12, 2019

PTAWH
Indonesia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Herlin Herlianika, nominated by Indonesia and residing in Bandung, Indonesia, member of TEAP, member of RTOC and of a TSB (Task Force XXVII/4) declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. My responsibilities include:

    I work as an independent consultant on Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for many international agencies on countries program development, Board of Governor for ASHRAE Indonesia Chapter to assist the stake holders to achieve a sustainable application of refrigeration and air conditioning. I am the Director of my own company that most of works are design engineering on industrial RHVAC which is giving the best energy conservation and climate friendly technology application without any conflict of interest on commercials issues.

    Neither I, nor my children (still students of universities) own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests and those of my children include the following
    • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
    • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [consultancy for agencies or as Director of my own company described in numeral 2 above]
    • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
    • Other interests: [None]
  5. I conduct all work relating to TEAP, RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in TEAP, RTOC and TSB meetings.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Herlin Herlianika

Date: March 12, 2019

 

Re/genT B.V
Netherlands
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Martien Janssen, residing in Liessel, The Netherlands, member of RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I am a full-time director of Re/genT BV, located in Helmond, The Netherlands. Re/genT BV has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol as it works on R&D topics related to Refrigeration, A/C and Heat Pump systems, which may contain alternatives to substances regulated by the Montreal Protocol.

I work occasionally as a consultant to Implementing Agencies on matters related to the Montreal Protocol and occasionally consult for organisations seeking to phase out ODSs.

I, Martien Janssen:

  • have no proprietary interest in alternatives or substitutes to ODSs ;
  • do not own stock in companies producing ODS or alternatives or substitutes to ODSs.

My spouse has no interest in matters related to the Protocol. Neither does my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests (and those of my wife or children) include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Martien Janssen

Date: March 12, 201918

Independent Expert
India
Disclosure of Interest Declaration
Fachhochschule, University Karlsruhe
Germany
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Michael Kauffeld, nominated by Germany and residing in Ottersheim, Germany, member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as a full time professor at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, at the Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Environmental Engineering. The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol because of environmental awareness. Occasionally I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organisations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organisations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and consultancy for organisations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organisations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [Yes, advice for German and EU – Government on the HFC phase down]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: Various research projects supported by the German federal and state government in cooperation with different industrial partners, none of them producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes
  • Other interests: [None]

5) My working time related to RTOC is funded by the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences; travel costs related to participation in the RTOC are funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Michael Kauffeld

Date: March 12, 2019

Chemours Co
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Mary E. Koban, residing in Pennsylvania, in the United States of America, nominated to the RTOC under United Nations TEAP by the United States of America declare as follows.

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies ("the COI Guidelines") as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am an employee of The Chemours Company working in Fluorchemicals on various technical issues, including the modeling, use, safety, handling and flammability of all flammable products, including refrigerants.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests, and those of my spouse and dependents include the following:
    • Proprietary interests: I do not have proprietary interest in substance, technology or process to be considered by TEAP or any temporary subsidiary body.
    • Financial interests: I have shares in an entity with an interest in the subject matter of the meeting or work.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Except for my employment at The Chemours Company, I'm not employed by, do not consult for, do not serve as a director of, or hold any other position for any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel.
    • Government advice and other policy development: I provide technical information about alternatives and options for the transition of MP controlled substances that is u`sed by the US government and other International organizations in their implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
    • Other interests: No conflicts
  5. The source of funding for my participation in the work of TEAP is my employment at The Chemours Company
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP body.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year alter I have signed it.

Mary E. Koban
Date: March 12, 2019

University of Braunschweig
Germany
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Jürgen Köhler, nominated by Germany and residing in Sickte, Germany, member of TEAP/RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaching courses and doing research in the fields of thermodynamics, thermal sciences and refrigeration and air conditioning, at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, a University in Braunschweig, Germany. Occasionally I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include industry and organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife or my son own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or son include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and Consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to TEAP/RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. The German Government funds (at least partly) travel and accommodation related to my participation in TEAP/RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP/RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Jürgen Köhler

Date: March 12, 2019

Independent Expert
Germany
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Holger König, nominated by Germany and residing in Lindau, Germany, co-chair of chapter “Sustainable Refrigeration” and contributing member to chapter “Transport Refrigeration” of the RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

I work as an independent consultant in various refrigeration technology projects. I have founded the company ref-tech engineering in 2012, an independent consulting organization with experts as partners. Services are related to product development for equipment and systems operating in transport refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, heat exchangers and compressors. I am working on risk assessments for refrigerants, investigation of annual energy consumption and operation of transport refrigeration equipment, on development of safety concepts, on a hydrocarbon refrigerant strategy project for the German Environmental Department and on certification of products. I am member of German standardization committee for safety. At ISO TC 104 Thermal Container, I am working as project leader for the development of a safety standard for flammable refrigerants for reefer container. Currently I work for international companies on future refrigeration technologies. Since 1994 I have been involved in matters related to the Montreal Protocol.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [None, consultancy for companies and organisations as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. German Environmental Department (partially) funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Holger König

Date: March 12, 2019

 

Independent Expert
Netherlands
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Lambert Kuijpers, nominated by The Netherlands and residing in Venlo, The Netherlands, member of the RTOC, member of one TEAP TSB (the Task Force XXX/3 on unexpected emissions of trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11)) declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

In my current capacity, next to RTOC work, a certain amount of my working time is spent on issues requested via recent Montreal Protocol decisions, including involvement in the XXX/3 TEAP Task Force on unexpected CFC-11 emissions and involvement in a few other matters, mostly related to review work. As a senior research scientist, I also provide certain services for technical institutes (such as universities) on a part time basis, if these fit in certain annual teaching and research programs. For the remainder of my assignments for various entities, I act as an independent consultant. These entities include organisations involved in technical refrigeration and air conditioning issues, as well as organisations dealing with Montreal Protocol issues and those focusing on UNFCCC related climate issues. Organisations involved in Montreal Protocol issues include the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation,(UNIDO) and the World Bank (WB). All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis. I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: I do not have a proprietary interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g. ownership of a patent) to be considered by the TEAP, its technical options committees including the RTOC, or temporary subsidiary bodies.
  • Financial interests: I do not own or exercise control over shares or bonds in an entity with an interest in a substance, technology or process (e.g. ownership of a patent) to be considered by the TEAP, its technical options committees including the RTOC, or temporary subsidiary bodies.
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: I am not currently employed by, advising for, or hold another position in any entity which has an interest in the subject matter of the TEAP and its technical options committees.
  • Government advice and other policy development: I do not provide advice on significant issues to a government with respect to its implementation of the Montreal Protocol or engage in the development of significant policy positions of a government for a Montreal Protocol meeting.
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: I do not perform any paid research activities or receive any fellowships or grants for work related to a proposed use of an ozone-depleting substance or an alternative to a proposed use of an ozone depleting substance.
  • Other interests: I do not have other interests related to the subject matter of the TEAP, its technical options committees including the RTOC, or the Montreal Protocol.

5) Efforts spent in undertaking the work for the above activities (RTOC and TSB work) are funded, to a certain degree, via a budget made available by UNEP to A/genT b.v. as the consultancy company under which I am operating. A certain amount of work also related to these tasks is done on a voluntary basis. Travel and subsistence related to meetings of the RTOC and the XXX/3 Task Force are funded from the budget mentioned above.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Lambert Kuijpers

Date: February 25, 2019

 

Anna University
India
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, D.Mohan Lal, nominated by India and residing in Chennai, India, member of RTOC and of member of the RTOC and of Task Force XXVII/4, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaching courses and doing research in the fields of Heat transfer and Refrigeration and Air conditioning, at the Anna University, a Technical University in Chennai, India.

Occasionally I work as a consultant though our University’s Centre for Technology Development and Transfer (CTDT).

I consult for different Industries namely Renault Nissan, Mahindra, TVS, HMX and Government agencies like TNLDA, TNMSC.All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis only.

I also take part in the HCFC PHASE OUT MANAGEMENT PLAN (HPMP) project under the Ozone cell of the Indian Government.

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC andTask force meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC and Task Force.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Dhasan MOHAN LAL

Date: March 12, 2019

Cambridge Refrigeration Technology CRT
United Kingdom
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Richard Lawton, nominated by the UK and residing in Cambridge, UK, member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I have been member of the RTOC since 2012. I am Technical Director of Cambridge Refrigeration Technology Ltd (CRT) and full time at their test and research centre in Cambridge UK. CRT has an interest in the topics of the Montreal Protocol as it provides consultancy and test services to the industrial and refrigeration market in the United Kingdom and transport refrigeration market world-wide. Richard Lawton has no proprietary interest in alternatives or substitutes to ODSs, does not own any significant stock in companies producing ODS or alternatives or substitutes to ODSs and does not do consulting for organisations seeking to phase out ODSs. My wife has no interest in matters related to the Protocol. I am a member of the UK Institute of Refrigeration, a member of the Refrigeration committee of ASHRAE, a member of the Institute of Marine Engineers, a Member of Lloyds Register’s of Shipping Technical Committee, a Convener of ISO/TC104/Sc2/Wg1 'Thermal Containers', a Certifying Officer for the UK ATP road transport scheme and UN refrigerated transport group WP.11 and also a member of CEN/TC 113/WG 13 refrigerated vehicles. I am also a Commission member of the Scientific Council of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and president of IIR’s commission D2

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. CRT Ltd funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Richard Lawton

Date: March 12, 2019

Guangzhou San Yat Sen University
China
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Tingxun Li, nominated by China and residing in Guangzhou, China, member of RTOC and of a TSB (Task Force XXV/5) declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as an associate Professor of Thermal Engineering, teaching courses and doing research in the fields of thermal sciences and refrigeration and air conditioning, at the Sun Yat-sen University, a Technical University in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. As an expert of China Environment Protection ministry, I consult for various entities. These include organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and organizations dealing with Montreal Protocol and UNFCCC related climate issues. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and Consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC and TSBs on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC and TSB meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Tingxun Li

Date: March 12, 2019

FCA (Fiat)
Italy
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Carloandrea Malvicino, nominated by Italian Government, and residing in Turin, Italy, member of the RTOC and of Task Force XXV/5, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

I am Head of CO2 Emission Reduction Strategies Department within the Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance organization at FCA Italy S.p.A. My responsibilities include the development of strategic vehicle targets ensuring that all actions are taken to support fuel economy and CO2 reduction at a cross functional level acting as catalyst responsible for focusing the Technical Functions along with the Vehicle Lines on agreeing futured Vehicle, System and Sub-system targets to ensure the compliance with fleet CO2 regulation. 

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances) or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) The work is done on a voluntary basis. Travel and subsistence related to meetings of the RTOC is funded from FCA Italy S.p.A.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Carloandrea Malvicino

Date: March 12, 2019

Independent Expert
Saudi Arabia
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Maher H. Mousa, nominated by Saudi Arabia and residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as a member of the RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

Consultancy, to private and public sectors in the areas of HVAC Product development, program management, construction management, testing laboratories, technology transfer and energy and environmental regulations, under my private consultancy office located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I am currently a consultant to Johnson Controls Inc. for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in the Middle East and Africa and the Director of Engineered Product group for Al Salem Johnson Controls Saudi Arabia.

Neither I, nor my spouse or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODSs or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my spouse or children related to ODS, or their alternatives include the following:

  • Proprietary interests related to ODS, or their alternatives: None
  • Financial interests related to ODS, or their alternatives: None
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship, or other positions related to ODS, or their alternatives: as described in numeral 2 above
  • Consultancy for Implementing Agencies: As described in numeral 2 above
  • Government advice and other policy development related to ODS, or their alternatives: Yes, technical advisory in my capacity as a consultant, on short tasks bases.
  • Paid research activities, fellowships, or grants related to ODS, or their alternatives: None.
  • Other interests: None

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. UNEP funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

Maher H. Mousa

Date:March 5, 2019

SINTEF Energy Research
Norway
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Petter Nekså, nominated by Norway and residing in Trondheim, Norway, member of the RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

My main position is as Chief Research Scientist at SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF Energi AS) in the department of Gas Technology. SINTEF is a non-profit contract research company. My work is in general within Process Engineering, with Refrigeration technology as the main field of competence. My main task is to work as a scientific coordinator and to do quality assurance.

I have further an Adjunct Professorship at NTNU, department of Energy and process engineering in Trondheim, Norway, where I do supervision of Master and PhD candidates. Further I am holding a Visiting Professorship at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

In my work at SINTEF I may participate in contract research within the field of refrigeration, partly with special emphasis to alternatives to fluorocarbon refrigerants. This may include consultancy to companies, etc. on matters related to the Montreal Protocol.

I am a co-inventor to some patents, thus has proprietary interest in alternatives or substitutes to ODSs, does not own stock in companies producing ODS or alternatives or substitutes to ODSs, does consulting for organisations seeking to phase out ODSs. My spouse has no interest in matters related to the Protocol.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [Co-inventor to some patents related to ODS alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [Co-inventor to some patents related to ODS alternatives, but have not had any personal income related to these]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [See paragraph 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [See paragraph 2 above]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) The work performed in RTOC is partly paid by the Norwegian Environment Agency, covering travel costs as well as some manhours. The rest is unpaid work.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Petter Nekså

Date: March 3, 2019

Independent Expert
Jamaica
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Horace Nelson, nominated by Jamaica and residing in Kingston, member of RTOC since 2007 declare as follow:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as a Managing Director of REC Services Co Ltd and Rexham Engineering Co. We Design, supply and install HVAC systems and equipment for the manufacturing and productive service sectors.

I am also a Part Time Lecturer in HVAC at the University of Technology (UTECH) in Kingston Jamaica. A Board Member of (UTECH) Academic Advisory Committee and a member of the National Ozone Commission.

Occasionally I work as an independent consultant. I consult for various entities. These include organizations dealing with refrigeration and air conditioning issues, and indoor and outdoor air quality issues. All consultancies are conducted on a short-term assignment basis.

I am also a regional expert for UNEP in Alternative Refrigerants and a Trainer to Trainers in Jamaica and the Caribbean on alternative refrigerants and a Member of ASHRAE.

Neither I, nor my wife (Attorney–at-Law) own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [University activities, and Consultancy for Implementing Agencies as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all Works relating to, RTOC‘s on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis.

UNEP Nairobi funds travel and accommodation related to my participation in, RTOC meetings.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Horace A. Nelson

Date: March 12, 2019

JRAIA
Japan
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Tetsuji Okada, nominated by Japan and residing in Yokohama Japan, member of RTOC since 2013, co-author of two chapters of the RTOC 2014 assessments in prior assessments declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

I am a President in JRAIA (Japan Refirigeration and Air conditioning Industry Association). I was transfer from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to JRAIA in June 2014. I have engaged in the research and development of the air conditioners and the hot water systems by CO2 (Eco cute). I am also familiar with the heat exchangers used in the air conditioners and the refrigerant circuits of the heat pump systems.

I am a member of Japan Refirigeration and Air conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA)

Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Work assignments for RTOC and TSBs; consultancy for organisations as described in numeral 2 above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) I conduct all work relating RTOC on an entirely voluntary basis. Travel and subsistence related to my participation in RTOC meetings is funded from JRAIA. 

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Tetsuji Okada

Date: March 12, 2019

Johnson Controls, JCI
Denmark
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Alexander Cohr Pachai, nominated by Denmark and residing in Aarhus, Denmark, member of the RTOC (as chapter lead author and contributor) declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include:

I work as a Mechanical Engineer, I’m involved in sales and in research in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning at the Sabroe Factory by Johnson Controls in Aarhus, Denmark. I present technical findings at different conferences including UNEP regional network (ODS) meetings.

Neither I, nor my wife (violinist) or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests and those of my wife or children include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment : [normal sales activities and R&D in refrigeration and AC]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]

5) I conduct all work relating to RTOC on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. Travel expenses and accommodation are paid by the Sabroe Factory by Johnson Controls.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

 

Alexander Cohr Pachai

Date: March 3, 2019

Independent Expert
Denmark
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Per Henrik Pedersen, nominated by Denmark and residing in Soborg, Denmark, member of the RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) I am a senior consultant at the Danish Technological Institute (DTI).

My responsibility is R&D in commercial refrigeration, and I am doing consultant work for the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish government related to EU Ecodesign matters.

I am doing consultation work for the Nordic Council of Ministers (a cooperation between the governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and for the Danish government in relation to phase out of ODS and regulation of F-gases.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives)
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: [Consultancy for organisations as in numeral two above]
  • Government advice and other policy development: [Consultancy as described in numeral two above]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) About 50% of the time spent in undertaking the work for RTOC is paid for by the Danish government (Danish Environmental Protection Agency); the remainder of the work is paid for by the DTI. Travel and subsistence related to meetings of the RTOC is funded from the Danish EPA and the DTI (50/50%). 

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Per Henrik Pedersen

Date: March 12, 2019

Emerson
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Natarajan (Rajan) Rajendran, nominated by the United States of America, and residing in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., member of RTOC, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

In my capacity as member of RTOC, I serve on two chapter committees, one for Air Conditioning and a second for Refrigeration as Lead Author and provide technical guidance and input to the content as relevant. I also serve as a voluntary member of AHRI’s Low GWP AREP Technical Committee as a technical consultant.

I do not own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Work assignments for Emerson, AHRI, RTOC as described in numeral 2 above.
  • Government advice and other policy development: None
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
  • Other interests: None

5) All of my time spent in undertaking the work for RTOC is paid for by my employer Emerson Climate Technologies. 

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Natarajan Rajendran

Date: March 12, 2019

TopTen
China
Disclosure of Interest Declaration
UTC Carrier
United States
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Giorgio Rusignuolo, nominated by the United States of America and residing in Davidson, NC, USA, member of TEAP-RTOC, declare as follows:

  1. I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.
  2. I am Vice President, Engineering, HVAC Global Commercial, part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”) (collectively, “Carrier”). My responsibilities at Carrier include leading product development and product support activities in the area of Commercial HVAC.
  3. This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.
  4. My interests and those of my wife and children include the following:
    • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
    • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives, other than my stock ownership described under “Other Interests”, below.
    • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Vice President of Engineering at Carrier, as described in par. 2. Carrier has an interest in the topics of ODS or their alternatives as well as of the Montreal Protocol because Carrier manufactures refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning equipment utilizing ODS and non-ODS substances, including products aimed at meeting the environmental goals of the Montreal Protocol, that are sold world-wide.
    • Consultancy for Implementing Agencies: None
    • Government advice and other policy development: None
    • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
    • Other interests: I own stock in UTC (NYSE: UTX). UTC has an interest in the topics of ODS or their alternatives as well as of the Montreal Protocol because Carrier manufactures refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning equipment utilizing ODS and non-ODS substances, including products aimed at meeting the environmental goals of the Montreal Protocol, that are sold world-wide. My spouse and children have no interest in matters related to the Protocol.
  5. I conduct all work relating to TEAP, RTOC as part of my role of Vice President of Engineering described in paragraph two. Carrier funds travel and accommodation expenses related to my participation in TEAP-RTOC meetings.
  6. Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines.
  7. I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.
  8. I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.
  9. I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Giorgio Rusignuolo 
Date: February 28, 2019

 

Independent Expert
Denmark
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Asbjørn Leth Vonsild, nominated by Denmark and residing in Vejle, Denmark, member of the RTOC since 2012, declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) My responsibilities include

I’m an independent consultant with focus on refrigerants and standard relating to refrigeration, air-conditioning and heatpumps. My consultancy is named Vonsild Consulting ApS. Customers include manufactures of ODS alternatives and equipment using ODS alternatives, covering all levels of GWP and both flourinated and non-flourinated fluids.

I own approximately 15.000 USD worth of stocks in Danfoss A/S. I have no other proprietary interests in any kind of refrigerants or systems and neither does any of my family or friends. I have no other stocks or proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes, or companies developing or producing equipment that would apply (use) these.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My interests include the following

  • Proprietary interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Financial interests: [None related to ODS or their alternatives]
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Employed by Vonsild Consulting ApS, see description above.
  • Government advice and other policy development: [None]
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: [None]
  • Other interests: [None]

5) Participation in RTOC is paid partly by Miljøstyrrelsen (Danish EPA) and partly by myself. 

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Asbjørn Leth Vonsild

Date: March 7, 2019

Toshiba Carrier Co.
Japan
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Hiroichi Yamaguchi, nominated by Japan, residing in Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, Japan, member of the RTOC, declare as follows:


1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) I am Chief Specialist of Core Technology Center at Toshiba Carrier. My responsibilities include research and development of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems using low GWP refirgerants and new technologies. I serve as member of JRAIA’s Risk Assessment Working Groups, Guidelines Working Groups and Standards Working Groups. I also serve as member of JEMA.
Neither I, nor my wife or my children own stock or have proprietary interest in companies producing ODS or their alternatives or substitutes.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My personal interests include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Work assignments for Toshiba Carrier, JRAIA, JEMA as described in the numeral 2 above.
  • Government advice and other policy development: None
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
  • Other interests: I own stock in my parent company Toshiba.

5) I conduct all work relating RTOC on an entirely voluntary basis. Travel and subsistence related to my participation in RTOC meetings is funded by Toshiba Carrier.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines, I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the TEAP and the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Hiroichi Yamaguchi

Date: March 12, 2019

Honeywell
Peru
Disclosure of Interest Declaration

I, Samuel Fortunato Yana Motta nominated by my country Perú, residing in Buffalo NY, a Member of RTOC declare as follows:

1) I have read the Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Guidelines for the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Its Technical Options Committees and Temporary Subsidiary Bodies (“the COI Guidelines”) as adopted by the Meeting of the Parties in Decision XXIV/8.

2) I am Director of Technology for Heat Transfer applications at Honeywell. My responsibilities include research and development of heat transfer fluids for thermal applications including Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems. I serve as member of the AHRI’s R&D executive committee, and also in the AHRTI technical committee. I am member of ASHRAE Std 34 for designation and classification of refrigerants. I also serve in the US Task Group for the IEC standards and in the UL working group that is developing new safety standards for flammable refrigerants.

Previous to my employment at Honeywell, I worked with the refrigeration and AC industry in article 5 countries like my native country (Peru), and also in Brazil. I serve as member of the RTOC in the Refrigerants, Refrigeration and Mobile AC chapters, which were assigned by the chairman.

3) This declaration constitutes my written agreement, pursuant to paragraph 8 of the COI Guidelines, to comply with the Guidelines. I understand that this written agreement is a condition of my service.

4) My personal interests include the following:

  • Proprietary interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Financial interests: None related to ODS or their alternatives
  • Employment, consultancy, directorship or other positions: Work assignments for Honeywell; AHRI, ASHRAE, RTOC as described in the numeral 2 above.
  • Government advice and other policy development: None
  • Paid research activities, fellowships or grants: None
  • Other interests: None

5) I conduct all work relating to, RTOC‘s on an entirely voluntary (unpaid) basis. The source of funding for my participation in the work of RTOC is provided by Honeywell.

6) Pursuant to paragraph 11 of the COI Guidelines I declare that I have not declined to disclose information falling within paragraph 10 of those Guidelines. 

7) I undertake to disclose any material change to any of the above information, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the COI Guidelines, within 30 days of any such change.

8) I undertake to make further declarations of interest annually for so long as I remain a member of the RTOC.

9) I understand that this DOI will expire no later than one year after I have signed it.

Samuel Fortunato Yana Motta

Date: March 3, 2019