Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

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Schedule-At-A-Glance

All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT)


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

10:00 - 10:10 a.m. EDT
Opening Remarks
SMACNA President Angie Simon, CEO, Western Allied Mechanical and SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky.

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. EDT
Return of the Economist: COVID-19 Economic Update
Anirban Basu, CEO, Sage Policy Group 

11:20 - 11:25 a.m. EDT
Kevin Ginley, Vice President, Commercial (HVAC/Distribution) Majestic Steel

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EDT
SMACNA’s System Air Leakage Test Standard: Aspects to Testing an Entire HVAC System
Mark Terzigni, SMACNA Director, Engineering & Technical Resources

12:50 - 1:35 p.m. EDT
Virtual Roundtables (Links in SMACNA’s Booth in the Exhibit Hall)

Roundtable 1: Mentoring Rising Stars in Your Business
Roundtable 2: Managing Projects and Supervising People– Lessons Learned Working Remote
Roundtable 3: Peer Groups
Roundtable 4: Efficient Shop Layout Considerations

1:45 - 1:50 p.m. EDT
Mike Bailey, Senior Vice President Sales,  Mestek Machinery
SMACNA Premier Partner

1:55 - 3:10 p.m. EDT
Advanced Enterprise Budgeting and Forecasting
Michael McLin, Managing Director, Maxim Consulting Group

3:15 - 3:20 p.m. EDT
Michelle Turner, Product Marketing Manager, Specialty Contractors, Procore Technologies
SMACNA Premier Partner

3:25 - 4:40 p.m. EDT
Apps for Construction - The Five Workflows to Digitize for Your Construction Company
Rob McKinney, Sales Engineer, eSUB 

4:45 - 6:00 p.m. EDT
Leadership Lessons Learned in an Evolving Environment
Chad Bunting, President, Schoppe Co., Inc.
Matt Cramer, President, Dee Cramer Inc.
Carol Duncan, Owner & CEO, General Sheet Metal 
Tom Martin, President, T.H. Martin, Inc.


Wednesday October 14, 2020

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. EDT
Beyond PPP: Forgiveness and Tax Implications of Federal Assistance During the Pandemic and Afterwards
Ronald J. Eager, Chief Operating Officer, Grassi & Co.

11:20 - 11:25 a.m. EDT
Krista Junker, Product Line Manager, Ductmate Industries, Inc.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EDT
Strategic Selling: A Systematic Approach to Winning Work in Complex, Competitive Environments
Eric Anderton, Construction Genius Podcast

12:50 - 12:55 p.m. EDT
Ben Schlinsog, Regional Equipment Sales Manager, Daikin 
SMACNA Premier Partner

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EDT
Virtual Roundtables (Links in SMACNA’s Booth in the Exhibit Hall)

Roundtable 1: PreFab and Modular Fabrication Developments
Roundtable 2: Safely Serving the Residential Customer During the Pandemic
Roundtable 3: How Community Service Expands Your Company’s Visibility
Roundtable 4: Effective Recruiting Practices for Non-Craft Employees

1:55 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Andrew Lambert, Group Program Manager - ONE-KEY, Milwaukee Tool
SMACNA Premier Partner

2:05 - 3:20 p.m. EDT
How HVAC Systems Impact COVID-19 Transmission Based on Scientific Evidence
Steven T. Taylor, P.E., Principal, Taylor Engineering

3:25 - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Nathan Oland, Senior National Account Executive, Federated Insurance 
SMACNA Premier Partner

3:35 - 4:50 p.m. EDT
Best Practices for the Successful Development & Transition of Field Leaders
Ryan Quigley, Leadership Consultant, FMI

4:55 - 6:00 p.m. EDT
Labor Update
Joseph Sellers, Jr., General President, SMART
Joseph Powell, General Secretary-Treasurer, SMART
Donna Silverman, Assistant to the General President and Special Counsel, SMART
Michael Coleman, Director of Construction Craft Services, SMART
Lori Wood, Executive Director, Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund (SMWNPF)


Thursday, October 15, 2020

10:00 - 10:05 a.m. EDT
Brennan Hall, Senior HVAC Product Manager, Johns Manville
SMACNA Premier Partner

10:10 - 11:25 a.m. EDT
Change Order Management for Field Supervisors – It Takes Teamwork 
Stephane McShane, Director, Maxim Consulting Group

11:30 - 11:35 a.m. EDT
Maria Ford, President - Industrial & Commercial Construction, DeWalt 

11:40 a.m. -12:55 p.m. EDT
Turning Field Obstacles into Opportunities 
Andy Patron, Principal Consultant, Above Board Consulting, LLC

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EDT
Virtual Roundtables (Links in SMACNA’s Booth in the Exhibit Hall)

Roundtable 1: Impact of COVID-19 on Technology in the Shop and Field
Roundtable 2: Your Workforce and Community Standards – the Business Case for Diversity
Roundtable 3: Integrated Project Delivery – Successes and Other Experiences

1:55 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Lawrence Smith, Vice President and General Manager – MEP Division, Trimble

2:05 - 3:20 p.m. EDT
Effectively Supporting the Field: A Self-Assessment
Andy Patron, Principal Consultant, Above Board Consulting, LLC

3:25 - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Bret Jenkins, Director of Sales, QuoteSoft by ConstructConnect

3:35 - 4:50 p.m.  EDT
Driving Project Success in A Remote Working Environment
Stephane McShane, Director, Maxim Consulting Group

4:55 - 5:00 p.m.  EDT
Closing Remarks
SMACNA President Angie Simon, CEO, Western Allied Mechanical, and SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky.


All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT)