2019 Summit Speaker Bios

Steve Goldie
A long-time contributor to HPAC Magazine, Steve Goldie learned his trade from his father while working as a plumber in the family business. After 21 years in the field, he joined the wholesale side of the business in 2002 and he currently works in a plumbing/hydronics wholesale venture in the GTA. Steve is frequently called in to troubleshoot systems and advise contractors on design.


Robert Bean
Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L. (Eng.), is a registered engineering technologist in building construction and a professional licensee in mechanical engineering. A regular contributor to HPAC, he is president of Indoor Climate Consulting Inc. and director of www.healthyheating.com. Robert is a past ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and recipient of ASHRAE’s Lou Flagg Award. Currently, he serves on ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy; Technical Committee 6.1 Hydronic & Steam Heating Equipment and Systems; Technical Committee 6.5 Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems; and Technical Committee 7.4 Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings. Robert also is a special expert on IAPMO’s Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code committee.

John Siegenthaler
John “Siggy” Siegenthaler is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. With 40 years of experience in designing modern hydronic systems, Siggy is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and shares his expertise at national and international conferences on hydronic and radiant heating. He is principal of Appropriate Designs–a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, NY–and the author of two textbooks: Modern Hydronic Heating 3rd Ed., and Heating with Renewable Energy. Siggy currently writes about hydronics technology for HPAC, as well as Plumbing&Mechanical, PM Engineer and The ACHR NEWS.

Lance MacNevin
Lance MacNevin is the director of engineering for the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Building & Construction Division. Hailing from Prince Edward Island, Lance graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in mechanical engineering. He entered the PEX industry after graduation, working in both New Brunswick and Ontario before moving to Virginia in 1997. At PPI, Lance focuses on pressure piping materials such as PEX, CPVC, PE-RT and PP for plumbing and mechanical systems, and supports the industry through research, advocacy, education and other roles. He frequently returns to Canada and remains active in the industry, serving on CSA Technical Committees for B214 (Hydronics), B137 (Pressure Pipes) and C448 (Geothermal), as well as the PMAC and CACP. He is also involved with committees of ASHRAE, ASPE, ASTM, IGSHPA, Radiant Panel Association and others.

Curtis Bennett
A graduate of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Curtis Bennett is a Certified Engineering Technologist. He is the product development manager at HBX controls and has been with the company since 2003 when it was founded. Curtis has an extensive background in electronic design, firmware design and App development. He has been HPAC’s electricity and electronics columnist for several years.



Rob Waters
Rob Waters’ career in the hydronic heating and solar thermal industries spans more than three decades. As president of Solar Water Services Inc., Rob is experienced in designing, installing and troubleshooting hydronic and solar thermal systems. Following careers with European hydronic heating companies, such as Viessmann and Wirsbo, he now shares his knowledge of hot water heat systems with the mechanical industry. Based in Guelph, ON, Rob has instructed more than 1000 seminar days, and currently works the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as a Technical Consultant for codes and standards. He also provides in-class and online hydronic training and is a regular HPAC contributor.