COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. — The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) recently announced the appointment of its newest board member, Rob Munin, president and CEO of Lux Products Corp. TRC made the announcement during Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International's (HARDI) annual conference, which was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dec. 3-6.

Munin has served as the CEO and president of LUX Products Corp. since April 2015.  With more than 25 years of marketing and sales leadership building brands and expanding markets in the retail and wholesale channels, Munin proudly brings his commitment and dedication to the HVAC industry.

“I am excited and honored to have been selected as TRC’s newest board member and look forward to providing a unique perspective and fresh ideas in guiding the future of the company,” said Munin.

Additionally TRC wrapped up the annual Big Man On Planet (BMOP) competition and announced winners at the event. The competition ran from May through October, pitting HVAC Wholesalers against each other in a friendly competition to see who could recycle the most mercury thermostats in the given time period. TRC announced the three winners to be Johnson Supply for highest participation rate, Gustave A Larson Co. for highest average thermostat return per branch, and Johnstone Supply for most mercury recycled during the campaign. The three companies each received a trophy at the conference.

Additionally, the three branches that individually recycled the most mercury thermostats were awarded catered dinners for staff courtesy of TRC. The top three branches were Johnstone Supply in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Auer Steel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Johnstone Supply in Bloomington, Minnesota.

“Congratulations to the 2016 BMOP winners and thank you to all participants," said Ryan Kiscaden, executive director of TRC. "It has been great to see so many HARDI companies interested in promoting mercury thermostat recycling in the spirit of competition and as stewards of the environment."