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Jan. 20, 2010: Boynton Leaves NATE, Pannier Named Interim President

January 20, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. - North American Technician Excellence (NATE) has announced the resignation of its president, Rex Boynton, and the naming of an interim president. Boynton left NATE to pursue other opportunities. The organization stated that, to help chart NATE’s course during its next phase of growth, it has tapped industry veteran David R. Pannier to serve as interim president. Pannier, who served in leadership roles on a number of industry boards, including NATE’s, before retiring as president of Trane Residential Systems in 2009, replaces Boynton effective immediately.

“We appreciate and recognize Rex’s accomplishments and look forward to Dave’s leadership during this interim period as we search for NATE’s next president,” said NATE Chairman Ray Isaac. “Dave’s knowledge and respect within the HVACR industry, his commitment to the education and training of HVACR technicians, and his knowledge and support of NATE since its creation, will provide the leadership needed to move NATE forward in fulfilling its mission of recognizing the professionalism of HVACR technicians. As the industry’s primary technician certification program, NATE serves a very important role. Under Dave’s leadership, NATE will recommit to expanding its reach and its value to the industry.”

For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.

Publication date: 01/18/2010