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CoolSys (Brea, California) CEO Adam Coffey was named in the 2018 OC 500 as one of the most influential business leaders in Orange County, California, by the Orange County Business Journal.



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Ric Turmel

Taco Comfort Solutions named Ric Turmel area vice president for Central U.S. He previously led the business development and commercial sales teams and the iWorX controls group.

Triangle Tube (West Deptford, New Jersey) named Andy Sutton operations director, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Multistack LLC (Sparta, Wisconsin) was selected as the 2018 EnVisioneer of the Year award winner in the OEM category by Danfoss (Baltimore) for the company’s use of Danfoss Turbocor® compressors.

Aaon Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) named Rony Gadiwalla vice president of information technology and chief information officer.

Bacharach Inc. (Pittsburgh) announced a voluntary compliance with Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1260 for its Insight® Plus and InTech® handheld combustion analyzers.



Fluid Handling Inc. (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin) will represent Adey Innovation Ltd. (Pittsburgh) in Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and South Carolina.

Allegheny Engineering Co. (McMurray, Pennsylvania) will represent Bioclimatic Air Systems Inc. (Delran, New Jersey) in western Pennsylvania and the neighboring counties in Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.



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Chris Ruch

The National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) named Chris Ruch director of training. He is responsible for training at the supervisor level, developing curricula, upgrading current curricula to industry standards, and participating in industry committees.

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is offering members a six-course HVAC curriculum on the HEAT.U online learning platform.

Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) presented the D.S. O’Brien Award of Excellence to its CEO, John Gentille, during the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) Education Conference in Huntington Beach, California.



The Hermitage Advanced Career Education Center (Richmond, Virginia) received certification from HVAC Excellence.


Publication date: 11/26/2018

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