Jason Obrzut, CMHE
In 2002, Jason Obrzut graduated from the HVAC Technical Institute in Chicago, kick-starting his impressive career in the HVAC Industry. Upon graduating from school, Jason began working as a service technician and, within a short time, became an installation supervisor, and ultimately a business owner. While working during the day, he returned to the HVAC Technical Institute as a part-time, evening instructor. Teaching quickly became his passion and working in the field took the proverbial backseat as his part-time night teaching assignment morphed into a full-time teaching position. While teaching, Jason developed, wrote and implemented the curriculum that is currently being taught at the school. His dedication to his students and the institution became evident and, after a few short years, he assumed the role as the school's Director of Education in addition to being the center's lead HVAC/R instructor.
In 2016, The ACHR News recognized Jason as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" in the HVAC industry. He is affiliated with numerous HVAC industry organizations including Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), the ESCO Group and HVAC Excellence. At HVAC Excellence's 2016 National HVAC Educators and Trainers Conference (NHETC), Jason participated in the first annual Teachers-N-Trainers (TnT) competition and took 1st place in a field of over 60 participants. Jason is one of only 125 instructors nationwide who has had the title of Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) bestowed upon him. In addition, he possesses other industry certifications, such as Certified Subject Matter Educator (CMSE) certificates from the ESCO Group. Jason has recently accepted a full-time position with the ESCO Institute, an industry partner of Cengage Learning, where he will be taking on a role as part of the content development team to help improve the quality of HVAC/R education and training.