Contractors from New Jersey, California and Texas are among those tapped to serve on the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s 2013-2014 board of directors.
The association named the officers during its Feb. 27-March 2 annual convention in Orlando, Fla.
Outgoing chairwoman Laura DiFilippo of DiFilippo’s Service Co. in Paoli, Pa.,was replaced by Bobby Ring of Meyer & Depew Co., Inc. of Kenilworth, N.J.
Ring was used as an adviser by NBC News as part of a segment on unscrupulous HVAC contractors last year.
“2012 was another interesting year from start to finish and Laura’s leadership helped ACCA stay ahead in the unpredictable and ever-changing environment that our small businesses members must work in,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “Bobby Ring now brings his own unique energy and outlook to continue the association down the path that has been set, while adding focus to some areas that are of great interest to him. The members can be confident that ACCA is prepared for another productive and successful year regardless of what challenges may present themselves in the next 12 months.”
Making up the executive committee will be: Dave Kyle, Trademasters Service Corp., Lorton, Va., senior vice chairman; Phil London, Thermal Concepts Inc., Davie, Fla., secretary/treasurer; Ellis Guiles, Tag Mechanical Systems Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., vice chairman; Don Langston, Aire Rite Air Conditioning, Huntington Beach, Calif., vice chairman; and Steve Lauten, Total Air and Heat Co., Plano, Texas, vice chairman.
DiFilippo will serve as immediate past chairman.
The rest of the board includes: Jerry Bosworth, Bosworth Air Conditioning, Galveston, Texas; Dan Foley, Foley Mechanical, Lorton, Va.; Paul Hobaica, Hobaica Services Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.; Rich Imfeld, IC Refrigeration, Ceres, Calif.; Gary Marowske, Flame Furnace, Warren, Mich.; Narissa Rampey, Air Assurance Co., Broken Arrow, Okla.; Steve Schmidt, Frederick Air Inc., Frederick, Md.; Mike Schumacher, Reliable Heating & Cooling Inc., St. Louis; Matt Todd, Entek Corp., Longview, Wash; and Michael Weber, Thomas & Galbraith Heating and Cooling Inc., Cincinnati.
The board’s makeup will stay the same until March 2014, when new members will be announced during ACCA’s 2014 conference in Nashville, Tenn.