North American Technician Excellence presented this year’s Golden Toolbox Award to Gary Andis of the National Energy Management Institute.

The award recognizes an individual within the HVACR industry who has demonstrated exemplary service, support and advocacy for technician certification.

“On behalf of NATE, it’s a pleasure to present Gary with this award,” said Rex Boynton, president of NATE. “As an outstanding professional devoted to the success and future of the HVACR industry, I believe we’ve chosen someone who represents the goals and vision of NATE certification and has demonstrated the achievements this award aims to recognize.”

Andis, who is the director of certification at NEMI, has more than 32 years of industry experience, having worked in various aspects of installation, service and design. He has also served as an instructor for adult HVAC education and completed numerous instructor training programs. Andis also holds five NATE certifications and serves on the NATE technical committee.

“It’s always been my belief that excellence is achieved through education and a true sense of responsibility for quality and professionalism,” Andis said. “I’ve done my best throughout my career to uphold and share these beliefs, and it’s a great honor to be recognized by NATE and my industry peers with this award.”