TIGARD, Ore. — Dan Trachsel, technical specialist, Johnstone Supply, has been presented with Johnson Controls Inc.’s Western Service Manager Award, recognizing his outstanding work and professional knowledge of the HVAC Industry.

Trachsel has long been recognized as an industry leader within the HVAC industry. His group has some of the lowest claim rates nationwide. He has also been sought-after for his ability to handle a large dealer base within his territory of 13 stores across Oregon, Washington, and California.

“Dan, received the award because of the relationship he has developed with the factory as an easy-to-do-business-with professional, with an effective, efficient and receptive manner,” said Kris Blanch, regional technical service manager at Johnson Controls.

Blanch also praised Trachsel’s technical competence and commanding grasp of Johnson Control’s products and willingness to provide training to his crew and his dealers.

Trachsel, a long-time employee of Johnstone Supply, is highly respected by his peers, collogues, and the dealers he works closely with. He is dedicated to providing all his dealers with the care and support they deserve.

After working seven years as a machinist in Kodiak, Alaska, Trachsel started his career in the HVAC industry as a service technician in 1984. He spent his first 26 years in HVAC working as a service technician, residential and light commercial salesman, and service manager in the Willamette Valley. Soon after, he became a sheet metal worker, completed his union apprenticeship, and worked as a journeyman service technician. Because of his extensive knowledge of the industry, he was asked to teach at the Sheet Metal Training Center and Portland Community College. In 2011, Trachsel became the technical specialist for Johnstone Supply. For more information, visit www.johnstonesupply.com.

Publication date: 12/16/17

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