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CoolSys (Brea, California) acquired Arjae HVAC and Mechanical Services (Milwaukie, Oregon).



Robert Burnette


David Trautman

David Trautman

Hervé Mallet

Hervé Mallet

Mark Parent

Mark Parent

Modine Mfg. Co. (Racine, Wisconsin) was granted a patent for its Hot Gas Reheat (HGRH) System option used in its Atherion® Commercial Packaged Ventilation units.

Malco Products SBC’s (Annandale, Minnesota) president and CEO, Mardon Quandt, was named to the Hand Tools Institute (Tarrytown, New York) board of directors.

Regal Beloit Corp.’s (Beloit, Wisconsin) former chairman and CEO Mark Gliebe was elected chairman of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA’s) board of governors.

Noritz Corp. (Kobe, Japan) acquired PB Heat LLC (Bally, Pennsylvania).

Venstar Inc.’s (Chatsworth, California) Explorer Mini programmable Wi-Fi thermostat was named Energy Efficient Product of the Year by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Glasfloss Industries (DeSoto, Texas) named Robert Burnette national sales manager, ARW Division.

Fujitsu General America Inc. (Fairfield, New Jersey) named David Trautman national account sales manager.

Nortek Air Management (St. Louis) named Hervé Mallet senior vice president of operations.

Pneumatic & Mfg. Co. (Cleveland, Ohio) named Robert Januska president. Januska recently celebrated 50 years of employment with the company.

Watts (North Andover, Massachusetts) named Mark Parent business development manager, HVAC-East. Parent is responsible for the sales of Watts Radiant and tekmar products in the Eastern U.S., working closely with manufacturers’ rep firms, wholesalers, engineers, and contractors.

Valin Corp. (San Jose, California) acquired Power Transfer Products (Alvin, Texas).



Matt Burke

Matt Burke

cfm Distributors Inc. Kansas City, Missouri) celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Dakota Supply Group (Fargo, North Dakota) named Matt Burke branch manager of its Bozeman, Montana, branch.



Jefferson College (Hillsboro, Missouri) was granted accreditation for its HVAC technology program by HVAC Excellence.


Publication date: 2/4/2019

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