York, Coleman and Luxaire distributors were honored with service awards from Johnson Controls during the 2009 Unitary Products technical conference, Oct. 5-8 in Norman, Okla.

Roger Thoes of Johnson Supply in Carrollton, Texas, received the company’s Service Manager of the Year Award.

The York Distinguished Service Award went to Glenn Wolverton of the York New Jersey branch, Scott Muir from the York Toronto branch, Paul Willmus of Ferguson Enterprises Inc. and Rod Bourassa of Indiana Supply.

The Coleman Distinguished Service Award went to Charles Humphreys of Equipment Supply and Distribution Inc.

The Luxaire Distinguished Service Award was presented to Don Ginan of Abco Refrigeration Supply Corp. and Jim Beltz of Calverley Supply Co. Inc.

“Each of these individuals has distinguished themselves in the areas of application and technical support, consumer relations and technical training,” said Dave Negrey, director of technical services and application engineering for Johnson Controls-Unitary Products. “We wanted to recognize their accomplishments and publicly commend them for the exceptional service they provide on a daily basis and the contributions they have made to our success during the past year.”

The four-day conference provided attendees with an overview of technical training, including an announcement that the technical training department is going green.

“This means manuals and printed material will now be printed on demand, and the online resources available to distributors and dealers will expand to include additional residential and commercial products,” said Scott Nelmark, manager of training services for Johnson Controls-Unitary Products. He added that video content is also available for viewing using MP3 players.

During an overview of residential products, conference presenters announced the launch of two new products – a whole home dehumidifier and a ventilation-control damper. Other items on the agenda included an update on the R-22 phaseout, several product updates, and a discussion of airside and refrigeration system dynamics.

Attendees also toured the Johnson Controls assembly plant in Norman, Okla., and heard an address by Rod Rushing, vice president and general manager of Unitary Products, on the company’s new quality initiative for both residential and commercial products.