Contractors • AirTight (Charlotte, N.C.) has added Julie Nardella as production coordinator to the AirTight team. • Brady (Greensboro, N.C.) announced that George Hendrix has joined the new system sales support team, Kyle Dixon has joined the team as a retrofit helper, Nicholas Martin has been elected as program chairman for the Piedmont Chapter of the Vibration Institute, and Brian Smith has received Level II Analyst Certification by the Vibration Institute. • TDIndustries (Houston) ranked second in the Houston Business Journal’s 2011 Best Places to Work for companies with a significant presence in Houston. • Appleton Campbell (Warrenton, Va.) Was asked by Quarles Energy Services to take on its Northern Virginia and Culpeper customers when Quarles decided to remove the heating service division of its business. • Robert Gibb & Sons (Fargo, N.D.) has received a Gold 2011 Value Chain Award presented by Connected World magazine. Contractors • The Unified Group (Broadview, Ill.) Has selected ThermaServe (Jacksonville, Fla.) As its newest member. Manufacturers • Uponor (Apple Valley, Minn.) Has named Bill Gray as vice president of sales for Uponor North America. • Jackson Systems LLC (Indianapolis) has named Carl Kasten as chief operating officer to its team. • Tecumseh Products Co. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Announced that James J. Connor has been named president and chief executive officer. • Danfoss (Baltimore) named Paul Dean general manager of the company’s commercial compressor facility in Arkadelphia, Ark. • Daikin AC (Americas) Inc. (Carrollton, Texas) has promoted Dave Lucas to vice president, distribution sales. • Dynamic Air Quality Solutions (Princeton, N.J.) is recognized as a United States Green Building Council Education Provider, enhancing the ongoing professional development of the building industry and LEED professionals through high-quality education programs. Distributors • Lyon Conklin & Co., Inc. (Newport News, Va.) Has appointed Tony Farina general manager of the Virginia region, which includes six locations: Charlottesville, Richmond, Christiansburg, Chesapeake, Newport News, and Lynchburg. • Ferguson Heating & Cooling, a division of Ferguson Enterprises Inc., (Newport News, Va.) Appointed Kyle Grant general manager of the Ohio region, which includes four locations in northern Ohio — Akron, Cleveland, Maumee, and Streetsboro. Organizations • The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago (MCA) has hired Patty Elliott as director of communications. • The Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) board of directors voted to postpone a scheduled dues increase of 1 cent per hour until Jan. 1, 2013. This is the second time the board has delayed the increase. — compiled by Cherie Preville
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