FAIRVIEW, Texas — On Sunday, February 5, Ben Poole, founder of HVAC Tactical, announced the top industry influencers at the 2023 AHR Expo in Atlanta. HVAC Tactical was founded in 2018 with an idea that HVAC individuals who are passionate about their craft should be celebrated and acknowledged. Prime sponsors for this event included Supco, a manufacturer and distributor of value driven, technician focused products for the HVACR and aftermarket industry; Webstone, a provider of time and space saving residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar, and geothermal applications; and RLS Rapid Locking Systems, designers and supplier of the first press to connect fittings for the HVAC and refrigeration industries.

Eleven awards were given out for categories including best HVAC Podcast to Influencer of the Year to Lady of the Trade, a full list can be seen on the link at HVACtactical.com.

When it came time to present the award, Poole said, “We saved the best for last. This trade is not for the faint of heart. The lifetime achievement award recognizes contributions to the industry over the span of a career. If Joseph Groh doesn’t represent real passion, perseverance, and determination I don’t know who does.”

In accepting the award, Groh acknowledged that this recognition would not be possible without the shared passion of family and industry friends. The entire award ceremony is available at HVAC tactical.com and presentation for the Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Joseph Groh’s acceptance speech, can be found at the 2:52:25 mark of the video.

The Joseph S. Groh Foundation is a 501c3 public charity, dedicated to providing financial assistance for to those in the construction trades who are living with life altering disabilities. The Joseph S Groh Foundation has pledged or provided over $1,000,000 to individuals needing assistance in 32 states, since their founding in 2009.  For more information, please visit their web-site www.josephgrohfoundation.org or contact them via e-mail or by phone:  214-998-9749.