Contractors and Vendors in the News - July 2006

Contractors Orlando, Fla.-based Mechanical Services has appointed Bill Shelton as service manager of its Clearwater, Fla., office. Shane Smith has been named as supervisor of building automation. Larry Mixon was appointed manager/ sheet metal shop. Elizabeth Cavanaugh has joined the Nexstar Network as the organization's finance director. Her duties will include human resources and information systems.

Contractors

Orlando, Fla.-based Mechanical Services has appointed Bill Shelton as service manager of its

Clearwater, Fla., office. Shane Smith has been named as supervisor of building automation.

Larry Mixon was appointed manager/ sheet metal shop.

Elizabeth Cavanaugh has joined the Nexstar Network as the organization's finance director.

Her duties will

include human resources and information systems.

John Stern, vice president of Bert C. Young & Sons Corp., has been elected 2006-2007 president

of the Chicagoland Better Heating-Cooling Council. Other officers elected include Kevin L. Bailey,

vice president at Fluid/Air Products, first vice president and June Tucker, project manager at

International Piping Systems, second vice president. Elected to two-year terms on the CBHCC Board of Directors include: Michele James, sales engineer at Mechanical Inc.; Tom Olson, vice president/service

at Thermodyne Mechanical Service; and William Reining, service operations manager at Independent Mechanical Industries.

Linc Network has named Jim Thrash its new director of franchise development. Based at the

company's Alpharetta, Ga., headquarters, Thrash will concentrate on expanding the Linc Service Network through

the sale of franchise agreements. Most recently, he was director of franchise development for the United States

and Canada with Atlanta-based Aaron Rents.

Quality Service Contractors has hired as its new business management coach, Lawrence Snow, a 31-year

veteran of the industry. He has been with the organization since June. As business coach, he will provide a

variety of services, such as business analysis, strategic planning, competitive analysis and program/seminar

development. Snow replaces Mike Maynard, who resigned to return to HVAC contracting.

The 10 recipients of the 2006 A.O. Smith Professional Contractor Association Scholarship Program will each receive a $2,000 scholarship to apply to their higher education. The recipients are: Matthew Agan, son of

Tim Agan, representing Agan Drain & Service Co. in Rome, Ga.; Chelsey Bloomquist,

daughter of Ruth Bloomquist, representing Peters' Hardware in Wausa, Neb.; Marla Cordray,

daughter of Barry Cordray, representing Perry Kelly Plumbing in Cincinnati; Chelsea Drozdowicz, daughter of Daniel Drozdowicz, representing E&D Water Works in Janesville, Wis.; Elizabeth Esser, daughter of Randy Esser, representing Ray Esser & Sons in Elyria, Ohio; Victoria Fryer, granddaughter of Michael Leanhart, representing Leanhart Plumbing in Louisville, Ky.; Trisha Lounsberry, daughter of Brian Lounsberry, representing Vankal Heating & Cooling in Gobles, Mich.;

Sarah Rinehart, granddaughter of Donald Clapp, representing Don's Electric in DeWitt, Iowa.;

Julie Stefanski, daughter of Raymond Stefanski, representing Ray Stefanski Plumbing &

Drain Cleaning in Baltimore; and Steven Surachman, son of Ellen Schmidt, representing

RJB Plumbing in Toms River, N.J.

Vendors

Modine Manufacturing Co. has promoted Thomas A. Burke, who has been with the company since May 2005,

to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Burke had been with Visteon Corp. where he was vice

president/North American manufacturing operations. Robert R. Kampstra, who has been with Modine

since March as assistant controller, has been promoted to corporate controller. Kampstra previously was manager of

financial reporting and compliance for School Specialty.

Eva Fox, vice president/marketing for T&S Brass and Bronze Works, has been appointed to the

Handwashing Leadership Forum of Handwashing For Life, an organization that seeks to minimize the risk of

food-borne illness via best practices in independent, objective and practical hand hygiene solutions.

Jacuzzi Brands has appointed Alex P. Marini chief executive officer, effective Aug. 31.

Marini will succeed David H. Clarke, who is retiring. Clarke will also retire as chairman and a member of the

board of directors effective Sept. 30. Marini was named president and chief operating officer of Jacuzzi Brands

in August 2005. He joined Zurn, the company's commercial plumbing products business, in 1969 and was named president

of Zurn in 1996.

Glenn Mosack, president of Conbraco Industries, has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur

of the Year Award. The award recognizes the work of individuals in building and growing successful companies in the

United States and around the world.

Jim Bjork, executive vice president, Uponor North America, and a member of Uponor Corp.'s

executive committee, has resigned. Bjork has worked for Uponor in a variety of management positions since he

joined the company in 1990.

Terex Construction Americas recently expanded its product management team to cover four different groups of equipment.

In addition to senior product manager Lowell Stout, Bob Wickwire

(heavy excavators and wheel loaders), Bill Parker (compact excavators and wheel loaders), Ernie Ferguson (backhoes, rollers and dumpers) and Ken Emmett (trucks, motor graders and scrapers)

make up the new team.

Philip Kingsfather will become president and chief operating officer for Simpson Strong-Tie in

August. Kingsfather will succeed Steve Lamson, who announced his plans to retire in 2007.

Lamson will stay on until then and assist with the transition. Kingsfather is currently vice president of

Simpson Strong-Tie's Anchor Systems product line and has been with the company for 27 years.

William Leuschen has joined the Taco field sales force as central commercial regional manager.

He has 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry, having worked previously for Paco Pumps and Crane

Pumps and Systems.

Kenneth Chia has joined Noritz as its new marketing coordinator, responsible for all

media relations, public relations and trade shows. He replaces Matt Beaulieu, who is

moving on to new opportunities.