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Southern HVAC Corp. (Maitland, Florida), an MSouth Equity Partners portfolio company, named Bryan Benak CEO.

Neighborly (San Francisco) was named the Best Property and Home Maintenance Franchise of 2019 by Global Franchise magazine.



Haberberger (St. Louis) hired Jeremy McKinney as project manager. He will be responsible for overseeing projects and project estimation.

CoolSys (Brea, California) was acquired by Ares Management Corp. (Los Angeles).



LeakSmart (Bedford Heights, Ohio) announced that it is compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Modine Mfg. Co. announced its 2019 Innovation Tour. Its 53-foot semi-tralier will travel across North America and offer professional development seminars while showcasing a full line of HVAC solutions.

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Mark Parent

Watts (North Andover, Massachusetts) named Mark Parent business development manager for the HVAC division, East region.

Packard (Kennesaw, Georgia) named Larry Golen vice president of channel development.

Selco Products Co. (Reno, Nevada) received a UL certificate of compliance for IP67 rating on manufactured parts with LEP, LPH, and LPHD designs.

Nortek Air Solutions (St. Louis) was recognized by ASHRAE for its Golden Circle contribution to HVACR research.

Carrier Corp. (Farmington, Connecticut) inducted Sonny Roncancio into the Carrier Hall of Fame.



SRS Enterprises (Middletown, New Jersey) received Berner Intl.’s (New Castle, Pennsylvania) Rep of the Year – 2018 award in the buy/resell category.

The Beene & Jennings Co. (Euless, Texas) will represent General Filters Inc. (Novi, Michigan) in Texas and Oklahoma.



Munch’s Supply (New Lenox, Illinois) acquired Comfort Air Distributing (Colorado Springs, Colorado).

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Randy Breaux

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Kevin Storer

Motion Industries (Birmingham, Alabama) presented Randy Breaux and Kevin Storer the 2018 GPC Manager of the Year honor for their exceptional leadership.

cfm Distributors Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri) named Will Grauberger commercial service manager.


Publication date: 4/1/2019

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