ARLINGTON, Va. — North American Technician Excellence (NATE) announced Loran Dailey has been awarded the 2013 Golden Toolbox award. The Golden Toolbox award recognizes an industry professional who demonstrates outstanding service, support, and advocacy for technician certification.

With nearly 50 years experience in the HVACR industry, Dailey began his career as an installer/service technician. He moved on to working for GE/Trane as a field service rep, in field operations, technical support, and other roles while also owning and operating his own commercial contracting firm.

Additionally, Dailey has helped train many in the field as an instructor, taught all aspects of a two-year HVAC vocational program, and participated in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 608 experience as a junior college instructor.

In 1995, Dailey was involved in the initial gathering of industry representatives to discuss an HVAC technician certification effort and served as one of a five-member team that formalized what ultimately became NATE. He served as chairperson of the heat pump test development team that led to the establishment of the NATE testing process. During his tenure with Trane and American Standard, he integrated NATE into Trane’s field organization. He served as co-chair of NATE’s Technical Committee from 1999-2011.

“We’re so pleased to present Loran Dailey with this year’s Golden Toolbox award,” said John Lanier, NATE COO. “He has played an instrumental role in NATE from its inception to present day and we thank him for his dedication to NATE and the HVACR industry.”

Publication date: 11/25/2013 

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