• Dave Hardin, P.E. has been named chief operating officer of Murphy Company (St. Louis, Mo.), a mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

  • Environmental Dynamics Group (Princeton, N.J.) has named Jeff Watcke as Northeast sales manager and Paul A. Cartularo as sales manager for Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina.


  • Ken Graber has been named to the newly created position of senior public relations coordinator for the Drives, Motors and Machines business area of ABB Inc., Automation Technologies (New Berlin, Wis.).

  • Rheem Air Conditioning Division (Fort Smith, Ark.) has appointed Dan Graham to division quality manager, promoted Gary Wehunt to division marketing programs manager, Bill Alderson to division marketing publications supervisor, Keith Davenport to marketing communications supervisor, and Phyllis Abshere and Angela Rinke to the position of marketing program coordinator. Frank Fodge has been hired as the marketing communications program administration manager.

  • The next board of trustees for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Mechanical Contracting Foundation (MCF) will assume their posts at the conclusion of the MCAA annual convention in March. The board will include:
    — president (and current president of MCAA), Bob Fitzgerald, CEO, FitzGerald Contractors, Inc., Shreveport, La.;
    — vice president, Robert Rimel, All State Mechanical, Grandview, Mo.;
    — secretary-treasurer, Charles Boyd, Limbach Company, Pontiac, Mich.;
    — manufacturer/supplier representative, Joel Lehman, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wis.; and
    — academic advisor, Tim Wentz, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.
    Current MCF president William A. Bianco, Jr., president, Kinetic Systems, Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., will remain on the MCF board.

    Publication date: 01/13/2003