Samir Shah, MD of Metalex Cryogenics Ltd., has been elected as a Board Member of International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR - USA) for the period 2017 to 2020. He is also the Regional Vice Chair, India & South Asia for IIAR, and works towards developing IIAR chapters in the region, government relations and strategic partnerships. He also serves as a member of the steering committee of Eurammon, committed to advocating the increased use of natural refrigerants. IIAR serves those who use industrial refrigeration technology through education, information, advocacy and standards. The Institute promotes safe use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants. IIAR members include end users, ammonia refrigeration contractors, engineers, component manufacturers, suppliers and academics. Its publications focus on training, system design standards, piping guidelines and operating and maintenance guidelines. Its website, www.iiar.org, houses the largest industrial refrigeration on-line technical library that is available to members. It also offers guidance and training program documents for regulatory compliance, operator education and best engineering practices.