Participating in the Luxaire and US Air check presentation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation were: Kneeling (left to right): Diego Stefani, Luxaire regional sales manager, western region; Phil Wohltman, Luxaire regional sales manager, southwestern region; and Andy Armstrong, director of marketing, Johnson Controls-Unitary Products. Standing (left of check): Laura Orozco, Luxaire brand manager, US Air; and Pat Greenway, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas. Standing (back row): Stephan Nguyen; Travis Mulford; Tony Doyle, US Air branch manager, Las Vegas region; Perry Ward; Ronnie Jones; Kurt Kiss; Ivan Rosas; Matt Luu; Russell Mehl; and Marvin Green. All but Doyle are Luxaire dealers.

WICHITA, Kan. - The beginning of a new partnership between Luxaire and US Airconditioning Distributors Inc. was celebrated with back-to-back meetings sponsored by Luxaire and the US Air-Luxaire Sales Division in Wichita, Kan. More than 25 Luxaire dealers from Utah, Las Vegas, and Southern California, as well as their US Air-Luxaire territory managers, attended the meetings, according to Diego Stefani, Luxaire’s regional sales manager based in Riverside, Calif.

As part of the festivities, the two companies made a $5,000 donation, on behalf of the attending Luxaire dealers, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, a global charitable organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Luxaire, its dealers and distributors have supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation since the fall of 2001, with every purchase of Luxaire equipment contributing to Luxaire’s $250,000 annual contribution to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“This particular grant was a complete surprise to us. It’s above and beyond our partnership agreement with Luxaire,” said Pat Greenway, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas. “We are thrilled to be associated with a great brand like Luxaire and a great company like Johnson Controls.”

“The meetings were a unique opportunity to bring together representatives from both organizations and launch a brand-new era for US Air as the Luxaire distributor for the southwestern region,” said Stefani. “Everyone came away from the meetings feeling energized about this promising partnership.

Publication Date:01/28/2008