PHOENIX - Brad Morari, partner at Goettl Air Conditioning, died Dec. 1 of a heart attack on his way home from golfing, according toThe Arizona Republic. He was 51 years old.

An Arizona native, Mr. Morari started working at Goettl on the factory floor in 1971, the company said. He moved into sales in 1978 and then into management, becoming vice president and general manager of the company's Contracting and Service Group in 1997.

In 2003, he and three other company executives (Daniel Burke, John Ryan, and Jason Fairchild) formed America Best LLC. He was the 2002-03 president of the Electric League of Arizona and was a member of its board of directors for 10 years. He was aslo a past chairman of the Arizona Heat Pump Council.

Mr. Morari is survived by his wife Lynn; son Brett; daughters Brooke and Brittney; father and mother Stephen and Mary; brother Tim; and sister Kathy Stults.

Publication date: 12/20/2004