DALTON, Ga. — The New Flat Rate announced that company president, Danielle Putnam, has been named the 2019 president of Women in HVACR (WHVACR).
“I’ve been a part of the home service industry since I was a little girl,” Putnam said. “My first job was handing out flyers for my father’s home service company. My heart has been dedicated to the home service and HVACR industry ever since, and I want to advocate for my female colleagues and for the women joining the HVACR field every day.”
Putnam co-founded The New Flat Rate with her father and pricing enthusiast, Rodney Koop. She’s a strong advocate for the growth of women in the HVACR industry, which is why Women in HVACR was created. This growth includes all areas, including technical, sales, and management.
Women in HVACR was formed in 2002 as an organization to foster networking, education, and mentoring for women in the HVACR industry. The group encourages women already in the industry and fosters growth for more females to become involved. The organization has scholarship and mentor programs aimed at not only helping women establish themselves in HVACR, but also to thrive. WHVACR is also implementing an ambassador program where HVACR professionals will go to schools to talk about careers in the trade that will eventually be rolled out in all 50 states.
“A lot of things have changed about this industry — and society as a whole — since my dad started his home service company,” Putnam said. “Twenty or 30 years ago, it would have been a rarity to see a female working with HVAC, much less a female owner of an HVAC business. While it’s becoming more commonplace, there is so much room to grow for women in the HVACR world. Women in HVACR has a lot of awesome things planned for this year, and I’m looking forward to leading the way.”
Publication date: 2/11/2019