Dwight D. Silvia, CEO of DDS Industries Inc. of Somerset, Mass., received the SMACNA Contractor of the Year Award.

The award was presented Oct. 12 at the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s 66th annual convention in Palm Desert, Calif.

The award is presented annually in memory of Snips magazine founder Ed Carter and his son Nick Carter.

“Dwight is a dynamic and conscientious representative for SMACNA at every level. His enthusiasm and commitment for this organization set an example for others to follow,” said 2008-2009 SMACNA President John Ilten. “Stepping outside the typical association structure of committees and task forces, Dwight personally spearheaded a fundraising effort to assist his fellow contractors who suffered business losses from a flood of catastrophic magnitude. He epitomizes the SMACNA tradition of contractors helping contractors.

“One of the most dedicated and consistent supporters of SMACNA’s political action committee, SMAC PAC, Dwight encourages other SMACNA members to get involved and follow his example of involvement,” Ilten added.