Don Howley of Affiliated Steam Equipment Co. has been elected 2004-05 president of the Chicagoland Better Heating-Cooling Council (CBHCC).

Other officers elected included: John Stern, Bert C. Young & Sons Corp., first vice president; Kevin Bailey FLUID/AIR PRODUCTS, second vice president; and June Tucker, International Piping Systems, Inc., secretary/treasurer. Andy Usher of Ideal Heating Co. remains on the board as the council's past president.

Elected to two-year terms on the CBHCC Board of Directors were: Frank Bridgeford, Porter Pipe & Supply Co.; John O'Brien, GHC Mechanical, Inc.; and Scott Gorgius, Able Heating & Cooling Supplies. The board also appointed Krista Bulow of AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc. to fill June Tucker's term as a director, and Michele James of York International to fill a second board vacancy.

They join current board members Gerry Lintz, S G Supply Co.; Tom Olson, Thermodyne Mechanical Service Inc.; and William Reining, Independent Mechanical Industries, Inc.