Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


President’s Column: Let SMACNA bring out the leader in you

Apr 4, 2017
Joseph Lansdell 
Joseph Lansdell

The truly great leaders in life become so by enabling others to be greater than themselves. Dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity, and develop effective future leaders. 

The sheet metal and HVAC industry faces the challenge of getting the next generation of leaders ready to take charge. That’s why bringing your leadership team with you to SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention, Oct. 22-25, in Maui, Hawaii, is a solid investment.  

Whenever you attend a SMACNA event and especially the Annual Convention, you have the opportunity to widen the circle of mentors, advisors, and experts whom you can reach out to at any time for advice and guidance. It is an exceptional experience to learn and network with this exceptional group of industry professionals, SMACNA contractors. 

SMACNA’s Annual Convention, along with the Product Show, are treasure troves of leadership and educational opportunities such as indoor environmental quality, social media deployment, and tax deduction strategies. Add to that networking receptions, fantastic general sessions, plus knock-your-socks-off entertainment. Because the setting is Hawaii, these events become unforgettable experiences. 

Market Sector Forums encourage the exchange of war stories and practical advice from contractors who’ve been on the front lines and survived. Business management sessions keep you a step ahead of your competition with strategies such as lean, BIM, and integrated project delivery. New technology sessions reveal what’s hot today and hot tomorrow. 

Don’t you think it’s time to make a meaningful commitment to developing your leadership team? But do it while the early-bird savings are in effect. After July 15, you’ll pay full price.  

This is your opportunity to enable others to be greater. Plus, you’ll return home refreshed, re-invigorated, and rejuvenated from the inside out.  

Let SMACNA’s Annual Convention bring out the leader in you and your team.  

My wife Shona and I hope to see you there. 


Joseph Lansdell
SMACNA President