COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Guy Gast, Des Moines division president of The Waldinger Corporation, of Des Moines, Iowa, was elected by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors to serve as president. His year-long term in office began Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.
“I really look forward to the opportunity to serve and to exchange thoughts with my fellow contractors and the chapter executives who work with them,” he said. “I’ve been very fortunate in my life; It’s a debt I owe to those who got me here.
Gast has eagerly taken on industry leadership roles for more than 30 years. He served on SMACNA’s Board of Directors from 2007-2011. He currently serves as vice chair of SMACNA’s Budget and Finance Committee and is on the Investment Committee and a management trustee of the Sheet Metal Industry Labor Management Cooperation Fund.
Readily managing numerous committees, he has chaired the HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee, Products and Programs Coordinating Committee, and Bidding Green Task Force, and served as officer liaison to the Technical Resources Committee, as well as assistant chair of the Fibrous Glass Duct Task Force.
Gast serves as chair of the New Horizons Foundation (NHF) Board of Directors and is a Summit Circle contributor.
He has also served on the Director Nominating Committee and on such task forces as the Strategic Planning, High Performing Contractor, Project Management, and Supervisory Training Programs Task Forces.
On the state and local levels, Gast is a member of the Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa-Central Iowa, where he was chapter chair and led the Negotiation Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa and served as its president. He has also been chair of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Iowa, associate council chair of the Master Builders of Iowa, and is a life member of ASHRAE.
Gast graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering. He has worked at The Waldinger Corporation for 35 years.
SMACNA, an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms, is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. Visit www.smacna.org.
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