Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


New Horizons Foundation: Discover how outside expertise can enhance performance ​

Oct 10, 2017

MangumMichaelAnother “set of eyes” can often be helpful, especially when making a critical decision in your business. It also can help take your business up to the next level.

Corporate leaders are frequently turning to another “set of eyes”—outside expertise, advisors, peer groups and boards of directors—for objective input to enhance their corporate performance. 

The New Horizons Foundation recently published the white paper, “Using a Board of Directors, Peer Groups and Other Resources to Challenge and Enhance Performance: For HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors.” This white paper is free to SMACNA members only.

The paper demystifies how to use an outside board of directors and illustrates the benefits of participating in a peer group. You will learn that a CEO does not have to function in a vacuum and how sharing new ideas with outside players can tap into powerful resources. 

Written by construction industry consultant Michael Mangum of FMI Corp., you’ll also have a chance to discuss these findings with him and your colleagues during his session “Effective Use of Board of Directors and Peer Groups,” at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui.

For this and additional New Horizons Foundation projects, visit their website,