Randy Buchter named Contractor Legislative Advocate
For being a driving force in the SMACNA of Long Island chapter’s efforts to lead on national, state, and local legislative issues, Randy Buchter, president of Anron, Inc., North Babylon, N.Y., was recognized as SMACNA’s Contractor Legislative Advocate of the Year.
“Randy has targeted areas important to the Long Island area and New York state,” noted 2017 President Joseph Lansdell. “He has been a key player in efforts to reform public contracting payment, pension reform, infrastructure policies, and prevailing wage enforcement legislation from Long Island and Albany, N.Y. to Capitol Hill. A champion for apprenticeship training, workforce enhancement, and safety education, Randy is a strong advocate for tax initiatives boosting industrial, commercial, and institutional energy retrofits.”
Sean O’Donoghue is Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate
For his leadership on countless critical legislative and policy issues, Sean O’Donoghue, executive director of the SMACNA Bay Area chapter, Oakland, Calif., was named SMACNA’s Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year.
“Sean’s efforts to energize and engage his members in the political and legislative process escalated to new levels in 2017 with impressive results,” said 2017 SMACNA President Joseph Lansdell. “He is a coalition-builder with a distinguished record and an industry problem-solver for his members in the greater Bay Area and the HVAC industry.”