After nearly 40 years in the HVAC industry, including three decades spent teaching, Cleveland native Gary Ranallo joked that he’s only just getting started. But Ranallo, who was selected as The NEWS’ 2016 Best Instructor winner, nearly missed his calling.
Jeff Adams, The NEWS’ 2016 Best Trainer winner and vice president of field services for Logan A/C & Heat Services in Dayton, Ohio, helped start the company's trianing program, which has grown so much that the company recently acquired a separate space to be devoted solely to technician training.
With more than 100 years of HVACR industry experience among them, the six instructors at Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis proudly run one of the top HVACR programs in the country. Standing out among these industry veterans is Rhonda Wiggins, The NEWS’ 2016 Best Instructor runner-up.
Since claiming the title of Best Trainer runner-up last year, Michael Goater, Success4Others’ self-proclaimed “chief motivator” and once again this year’s Best Trainer runner-up, has upped the ante at his Scottsdale, Arizona-based professional HVAC training and coaching organization.
This workshop took the unique approach of gathering HVAC educators and presenters from all across the country and allowing them to share thoughts, opinions, ideas, and lessons to help shape the future of the industry.
Gerry Wilbern, lead service technician with Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, is known not only for his technical prowess and troubleshooting abilities but also for his work ethic and willingness to help others, including his fellow technicians.
Applications for the 2017 scholarship year must be submitted by Nov. 30, 2016
September 23, 2016
The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has announced the Jon Siemen Memorial Scholarship Program to help industry professionals in attaining BPI certification. The scholarship has been developed to honor Jon Siemen, BPI technical relations representative, who passed away in March 2015.
He earned his first NATE certification in 2004 and became a NATE proctor shortly thereafter
September 23, 2016
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) announced that Jose De La Portilla of Lennox HVAC Learning Solutions has been awarded the 2016 Golden Toolbox Award. The award recognizes an industry professional who demonstrates outstanding service, support, and advocacy for technician certification.
Focuses on knowledge needed to install and service the electrical components of HVAC systems
September 16, 2016
ACCA has launched its newest online certificate program, Qtech: Basic Electricity for the HVAC Contractor. Through Qtech, contractors can offer employees on-demand training in quality HVACR installation, maintenance, home performance, and other areas.
Each year, the foundation provides aid to an increasing number of recipients
September 15, 2016
The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and ACCA, announced scholarship awards totaling $63,000 to 37 students, including four veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.