ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — RSES awarded both individuals and organizations for outstanding achievements in and contributions toward the education of HVACR professionals during the 77th RSES Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, in October.

The Distinguished Service Member of the Year Award recognizes a member for outstanding contributions to RSES and the HVACR industry in areas of education, public relations, safety, and society growth. RSES honored Thomas J. Schaefer, of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, Buffalo, New York, with the award.

The Walter B. Stopera Speaker of the Year Award is given to an individual who has been recognized by RSES membership as having provided outstanding educational presentations. Arthur T. Miller, of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, Pittsburgh, was the winner of the award, which was sponsored by the RSES Garden State Chapter, Colonia, New Jersey.

The Most Educational Exhibit Award recognizes the exhibitor whose booth/table provided the best learning experience to its viewers. Each exhibit is judged on overall appearance of booth/table, educational value, and exhibitor responsiveness to attendees. The award was presented to National Comfort Institute Inc. (NCI) during the HVACR Technology Expo.

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Publication date: 12/22/2014 

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