Doug Jones, vice president of marketing and sales for Nordyne (left), and Drew Fitzgerald, vice president of sales for the central United States (right), present Mike Dungan, president of Sales Engineers Inc., with the Regional Sales Manager of the Year Award.

Nordyne honored Mike Dungan of Sales Engineers Inc. with its 2007 Regional Sales Manager of the Year Award.

The award was presented during Nordyne’s sales meeting Oct. 3-4 in St. Charles, Mo.

Dungan received the honor due to his overall sales performance, program usage and ongoing commitment to Nordyne growth in his territory, officials said.

Sales Engineers Inc. is a manufacturer’s representative agency located in Eden Prairie, Minn. The company covers Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Wisconsin.

Johnstone manager honored at Coleman meeting

Ken Webb, Johnstone Supply brand manager, was presented Oct. 15 with the Distinguished Technical Service Lifetime Achievement Award from Johnson Controls.

The award was given to Webb during a Coleman service managers meeting in St. Louis.

Presented on behalf of the Johnson Controls-Unitary Products Technical Group, the company says this award recognizes individuals who have provided an exemplary level of technical support to customers within the HVAC industry. This is the 11th time Johnson Controls has handed out the award since 1995.

David Negrey, director of technical services and application engineering for Johnson Controls-Unitary Products, handed the award to Webb.

“This award honors a career that spans more than 40 years in the HVAC industry,” Negrey said. “During that time, Ken has provided outstanding technical support and training to multiple brand customers. He is also widely regarded for his ability and willingness to communicate the field-related issues of his customers back to factory personnel, demonstrating his commitment to customer service in the process.”

Webb’s career in the HVAC industry began in 1961 when he joined American Furnace Co. as a stock clerk and mailroom employee. In 1963, he enrolled in HVAC courses at Ranken Technical College and soon moved to Afco’s factory service department. Ten years later, he became chief product application engineer, responding to dealer service inquiries, producing field bulletins and conducting training programs throughout the United States and Canada.

During this time, Webb continued his education, earning a bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in marketing from Webster University. He became branch service manager for York International in 1992 before joining Johnstone Supply in 2003 as brand manager, with responsibility for Coleman service, marketing assistance and training.

Webb, who plans to retire Jan. 31, sees the award as one of the highlights of his career.

“I was both surprised and delighted to receive this award,” he said. “I have enjoyed the opportunity to work in the HVAC industry and assume a variety of responsibilities that have enabled me to grow with the industry and provide assistance to the many contractors in the field who give a personal face to the industry.

“My most recent affiliation with Coleman, through Johnstone Supply, makes me proud of the work we all do and the energy-efficient products and services we are able to provide at a time when customers are looking for affordable, sustainable solutions to their heating and cooling challenges,” he said.