2017 RETA National Conference

RETA 2017 National Conference.

Topics and Hands-On - We are taking this to heart by offering attendees a truly robust program full of a variety of topics, including Technical Sessions in the areas of Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations. Hands-On sessions will also be available, as well as Manufacturer Specific Sessions.

Certification and Training - Attendance accrues RETA professional development hours (PDH) applicable to maintaining RETA certification. Earn up to 15 RETA PDH from the Conference program or up to 28 RETA PDH with a combination of the Refrigeration Review Course and Conference program. RETA PDH may be applied toward CIRO, CARO, CRES and RAI certification maintenance.

Exhibitors, Guest Programs and more - Besides educational tracks and the review and certification program, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and exchange information, meet vendors in the field through the exhibition & Hot Point Tracks, and attend events like the RETA Business Lunch, Rumble, & Awards Banquet.

Conference Committee

Lee Pyle, SCS Engineers

2017 Conference Chair

Bill Lape, Dean Foods

Conference Topic Co-Chair

Jordan Reece, Lanier Tech.

Conference Topic Co-Chair

Jacqueline Kirkman, Cargill

Conference Topic Co-Chair

Ed Johnson, Dean Foods

Conference Topic Co-Chair

Jack Piho, Piho Engineering

Local Chapter Co-Chair

Eric Girven, Devault Refrigeration

Local Chapter Co-Chair

Melissa Cassell , Colonial Webb

RETA Golf Outing Co-Chair

Jamey Price, Intercool

2017 Golf Co-Chair

Jim Price Sr.

Education Manager for RETA

Conference Staff

Mary Hendrickx

RETA Conference Manager



Minette Reisinger

RETA Assistant Conference Manager



RETA's mission is to enhance the professional development of industrial refrigeration operating and technical engineers.