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.
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
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.”
conference provided attendees with an overview of technical training, including
an announcement that the technical training department is going
“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
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.
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