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.



Kathy Drengler

Kathy Drengler

Kathy Drengler, Greenheck Group (Schofield, Wisconsin) vice president of human resources, has announced her retirement, effective Oct. 2. Carrie Strobel has been promoted to replace her.

Superior Radiant (Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada) appointed Tim

Seel as director of technical support. It also appointed Andrew Merritt and Justin Merritt as business development managers.

Carel (Brugine, Padua, Italy) is launching a new website devoted to health care, as well as the relationship between humidity and air quality.

Ecoer Inc. (Fairfax, Virginia) selected Trinity Warranty (Lombard, Illinois) to provide its OEM warranty.

FasTest Inc. (Minneapolis) has completed an extensive rebranding.

Refrigerated Solutions Group (Hudson, Wisconsin) recently named Dan Hinkle as vice president of sales for RSG. He will report directly to Kevin Fink, CEO of RSG.



Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing (Phoenix) announced the acquisition of certain assets of Eternal Services and Plumbing Solutions (Las Vegas).



Evapco Inc. (Taneytown, Maryland) has named CHC Hydro (San Francisco) the new sales representative firm to serve the greater San Francisco Bay area, and Mechanical Concepts LLC (Shreveport, Louisiana), serving Shreveport and northern Louisiana.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi (Milwaukee) announced that Integrated Cooling Solutions (Miami) will be its manufacturers’ rep for selected products in Central Florida.



The Building and Construction Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute has named Jim Paschal, chief technology officer, Aquatherm North America (Lindon, Utah) as Member of the Year.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has honored Arkema’s (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) Calvert City, Kentucky, plant with its Energy Efficiency Award, adding an “Exceptional Merit” designation.

AMCA (Air Movement and Control Association) International is seeking volunteers to serve on a technical committee responsible for reviewing and revising ANSI/AMCA Standard 240.