This summer, during the 2019 International Certification Board (ICB)/TABB Conference in Seattle, Davor Novosel was inducted into the Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (TABB) Hall of Fame. .

Retired from his position as chief technology officer for the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC), Novosel has quite simply “made the sheet metal industry a better place.”

“Davor brought a keen intellect, an engineering eye and his signature work ethic to his position,” says Matt Cole, of Wing’s Testing and Balancing Co., Inc. “He leveraged his vast knowledge of industry standards and his ability to (learn and understand) new material, and he kept a strict discipline to separate his opinion from facts when we standardized so many of our certifications on the technical committee.”

A Columbus, Missouri resident, Novosel’s engineering and building sciences background heavily shaped his perspective in the sheet metal industry. Coming from the development and design side, Novosel took his knowledge and applied it to his position at NEMIC.

“The sense here is I knew the other side of the fence, and I learned the TAB (Testing and Balancing) approach,” Novosel says. “So, I jumped the fence from the engineering side to the TAB side. I think I got a good perspective of what needed to be done.”

As a member of the NEMIC technical committee, Novosel brought innovation and intellect to the betterment of the group.

“Davor believed in using as reference published standards to elevate our certifications and bring credibility to every stamp we issue and stand behind,” Cole says. “As the liaison from the technical committee to NEMI (the National Energy Management Institute) and NEMIC, he shepherded our group to learn on our feet. He inspired us to do our best work. And most of all, he stood up as a friend personally and for our industry.”

Novosel joins previous TABB Hall of Fame inductees Pat Pico, Bill Carr, Roy Ringwood, Dennis Kapowitz, James Rosier, Donald Viningre, Phil Gilespie, Gene Kennedy, Mary Coffey, Vincent Del Vacchio, Richard Wing, Erik Emblem, Tim Perry, Thomas Wilton, Jack Webster and John Christie, dating back to 2003.

NEMIC, a not-for-profit organization, is jointly funded by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) and SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Workers. NEMIC identifies opportunities, seeking to create or expand employment for SMART members and programs that assist SMACNA contractors.

ICB/TABB is the first program to gain American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation for certification in the TAB industry. Certification is a statement that the technician, supervisor and contractor demonstrate the highest level of professional expertise.

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