North American Technician Excellence has selected Loran Dailey as a recipient of the 2013 Golden Toolbox Award.

This award recognizes industry professionals demonstrating leadership in service and support for technician certification.

An industry veteran, Dailey holds 50 years of HVAC experience and is currently an instructor at a two-year heating and cooling vocational program. He was also involved in NATE’s establishment in 1995 and served as co-chairman of the organization’s technical committee from 1999 to 2011.

“We’re so pleased to present Loran Dailey with this year’s Golden Toolbox Award,” said John Lanier, the association’s chief operating officer. “He has played an instrumental role in NATE from its inception to present day and we thank him for his dedication to NATE and the HVACR industry.”