Charles E. Gulledge, III, PE, FASHRAE
Director of Engineering - Construction
Environmental Air Systems, LLC
5809 Henson Farm Rd
Summerfield, NC 27358-9034
United States
(336) 790-3907
Region: IV
Honorarium: None

Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E., HBDP, LEED AP, Fellow ASHRAE, was ASHRAE’s President for the 2020-21 term. His theme for the 2020-21 ASHRAE Society Year was “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.” Gulledge previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director-at-large.

For his time and dedication to ASHRAE and the industry, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Exceptional Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, Chapter Service Award, Regional Award of Merit, two ASHRAE Technology Awards and the Dan Mills Technology Award.

In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Gulledge has served as chair of Members Council and the President-Elect Advisory Committee, chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Standards Membership Ad Hoc Committee, chair of the Development Committee for Fundraising, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He has held ASHRAE Society-level leadership roles on many standing committees, technical committees, and presidential ad hoc committees.

In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Gulledge’s career in HVAC spans over 37 years. He entered the industry as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels, and moveable swing-span bridges. Over his career, he has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner, and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently the Director of Engineer - Construction with Environmental Air Systems, LLC. He is registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers a variety of market sectors; including transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, sports, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical, and hospitality.

Gulledge is a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

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