For your information news briefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.



Viega (Broomfield, Colorado)’s thrice-annual magazine, Viega Voice, has become a website.

Rick Bucher

Rick Bucher

Victaulic (Easton, Pennsylvania) announced that Rick Bucher has been appointed to the position of president and COO, effective immediately. Bucher will continue reporting to John F. Malloy, Victaulic CEO.

RenewAire (Waunakee, Wisconsin) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Wisconsin State Journal.

Grundfos (Houston) announced the appointment of Jim Swetye, Grundfos technical training manager, to serve on the board of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for 2020-2021 as vice president of education.

Aaon Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) announced that Norman H. Asbjornson, CEO and founder of Aaon will transition to the role of Executive Chairman, effective May 12, 2020.



Ecoer Inc. (Fairfax, Virginia) announced the addition of Breecher Sales (Phoenix, Arizona) to its manufacturers’ representation team.



Berkey’s Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical (Southlake, Texas) named Jeff Cox company president. Cox takes the reins from Jamie Wooldridge.

Tim Russell

Tim Russell

Conditioned Air Company of Naples (Naples, Florida) named Tim Russell senior vice president and CFO.



Winsupply Inc. (Moraine, Ohio) announced that the winner of the HVAC 2019 Vendor of the Year is Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group (Milwaukee, Michigan), along with winners in nine other categories.



Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, South Dakota has been granted accreditation of its HVACR program by HVAC Excellence.

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced its national awards winners, and TDIndustries (Dallas) earned a National Safety Excellence Merit Award.

Technical Training Associates has announced that its training videos are now available on-line via ELN, the ESCO Learning Network.