KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The election of new leadership and approval of a restructuring plan with an emphasis on training were highlights of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance fall meeting. An international alliance of independent building automation contractors, InsideIQ member firms are leaders in building automation and systems integration.

“Our members unanimously approved The Way Forward strategic initiative during the 2014 fall meeting,” said Paul Strohm, newly elected president of InsideIQ. “Highlights of this initiative include implementation of a new organizational structure that includes reorganizing current committees, creating a marketing committee, and hiring an executive director to manage the organization. Implementing the InsideIQ University is also a major initiative that will transform InsideIQ into an important learning organization, complete with a training director who will be responsible for developing and promoting high-impact, customized courses for InsideIQ members.

“The goal of InsideIQ University is to create a learning culture within the organization that will drive innovation, productivity, quality, customer service, and, finally, profitability for InsideIQ member firms,” said Strohm. “Research indicates organizations with strong learning cultures outperform their competitors, and we see the InsideIQ University as a driver providing a robust resource to propel InsideIQ firms ahead of the competition.”

According to Strohm, who also serves as president and COO of Kansas City, Kansas-based C&C Group, new board appointments include Scott Porter, secretary; Charlie Sabean, business development chairman; and Shad Buhlig, technical chairman. Porter is president of Utah Yamas Controls, Draper, Utah; Sabean, vice president of Modern Systems Management, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; and Buhlig, president of Automatic Controls Engineering, Hayward, California.

Returning 2014-2015 board officers include Leroy Walden, vice president; Kent James, treasurer; and Frank Rotello, past president. Continuing their service on the InsideIQ board are Byron Bailey, education chairman; Scott Derby, marketing committee chair; and Tommy Reed, operations chairman.

“Each member of the InsideIQ board also leads an independent building automation company dedicated to providing excellent solutions and service for its customers,” said Strohm. “They volunteer to serve InsideIQ because they value the way our members pool a broad array of business and technical experience from thousands of client projects and more than 5,200 employees worldwide. Thanks to member collaboration, ideas are shared and perfected so that InsideIQ members can provide best-in-breed products and solutions that reduce customer risk and increase value.”

Publication date: 12/1/2014 

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