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SMACNA Elects Five New Members to Board of Directors

Oct 01, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) elected five members to its Board of Directors at their annual business meeting on Sept. 30 at SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention. The directors will serve four-year terms beginning on Sept. 30 at the close of the convention.

Following is a list of new directors along with news releases on each new director.

The newly elected directors are:

  • Hank Artlip

    President, Artlip and Sons Inc., Aurora, Ill.

  • Frank Battaglino

    President, Metro Test and Balance Inc., Capitol Heights, Md.

  • Danny Dillon

    President and CEO, Dilfo Mechanical Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Joe Isom

    President, California Sheet Metal Works Inc., El Cajon, Calif.

  • Art Williams
    President, Air Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.

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.

 

HANK ARTLIP ELECTED TO SMACNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Artlip_150x200COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Hank Artlip, president of Artlip and Sons Inc., Aurora, Ill., was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.

“I believe it is important to give back to an industry that has given me so much,” Artlip said. He credits his involvement with SMACNA members to helping him grow over the last 20 years. “I believe in contractors joining together, sharing their time and experiences, and helping improve the industry we're all a part of. I want to take an active role in the process.”

Taking an active role in the association, Artlip is currently chair of the SMACNA-IFUS Board of Trustees. Locally, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of SMACNA Greater Chicago and serves as a JATC trustee, Labor Management Cooperative Committee co-chair and trustee, and Industry Fund trustee. He also has served on the Board of Directors and as president and councilor of the SMACNA Northeastern Illinois chapter.

He entered the industry in 1983 as a sheet metal worker and served his sheet metal apprenticeship with Local 265 of Carol Stream, Ill.

Founded in 1969, his company Artlip and Sons Inc. specializes in commercial HVAC, service and maintenance, design-build, custom fabrication, and residential heating and air conditioning.

 

FRANK BATTAGLINO ELECTED TO SMACNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Battaglino-150X200COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Frank Battaglino, president, Metro Test and Balance Inc., Capitol Heights, Md., was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.

“Having started my business with a tool belt and a used truck, I not only built it to more than 100 employees, but built a strong reputation within the construction community,” Battaglino said. “I am honored to be a member of the Board and to have the opportunity to further contribute to our industry.”

A vocal advocate for the industry, Battaglino’s leadership in policy and politics has made a measurable difference for SMACNA at the local, state, and national levels. He has testified on Capitol Hill numerous times on misclassification reform, project labor agreements, individual bonding reforms, and related issues.

In 2014, Battaglino received SMACNA’s Legislative Contractor of the Year award for his outstanding political leadership. He is currently serves as a SMACNA-IFUS trustee and on the NEMI/NEMIC International Certification Board. He has been active in the annual QCA National Issues Conference and a member of SMACNA’s Political Pacesetters Council.

On the local level, he has served as president and on the Board of the SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, where he also chaired the Legislative and Fire Life Safety Committees. Dedicated to fire life safety, he has presented programs to fire marshals, code officials, ASHRAE chapters, and industry leaders on the state and federal levels.

Battaglino studied air conditioning and engineering at Alfred State, State University of New York College of Technology in Alfred, N.Y., in 1985 and entered the industry as an apprentice in 1986. His company, Metro Test & Balance Inc. specializes in HVAC testing and balancing, custom fabrication, and installation of commercial sheet metal.

 

DANNY DILLON of OTTAWA ELECTED TO SMACNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dillon_150x200COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Danny Dillon, president and CEO of Dilfo Mechanical Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.

“I want to help to improve the sheet metal industry,” Dillon said, “specifically in the areas of ever-changing technology, sustainability, and market share issues. I’m eager to share ideas and industry practices from both management and labor in Canada.”

Dillon has long been a dedicated industry leader in Ottawa. He has served on many boards of directors, including the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Ottawa Construction Association, and chair of the board of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ottawa. On the national level, he currently serves on SMACNA’s Technical Resources Committee.

He attended the University of Ottawa and entered the sheet metal industry in 1989 as an estimator.

Founded in 1980, Dilfo Mechanical is one of eastern Ontario’s largest mechanical contracting firms. With over 100 employees, Dilfo specializes in a full range of HVAC services, from design-build projects to new commercial construction, custom fabrication, and maintenance and repairs. They have experience with design-build/design-assist and LEED projects.

 

JOE ISOM ELECTED TO SMACNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Isom_Joe_150x200COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Joe Isom, president of California Sheet Metal Works Inc., El Cajon, Calif., was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.

“I have been involved with SMACNA at the state and local level for over 25 years and feel it has been a tremendous benefit to our firm and to member firms alike,” Isom said. “We are primarily an architectural sheet metal contractor, and I would also like to provide representation for California architectural sheet metal members on the national level.”

Dedicated to taking leading roles in the industry, Isom has served as president and treasurer as well as on the Board of CAL-SMACNA. He also served on the Board of Directors and twice as president of SMACNA of San Diego.

He entered the sheet metal industry as an apprentice in 1976 and completed his four-year apprenticeship in San Diego.

Founded in 1908, California Sheet Metal Works provides architectural sheet metal and custom fabrication services in the commercial and public construction industry with high quality products and services. Architectural sheet metal projects include the San Diego Library, the Illumina Bridge, and the Hard Rock Café.


ART WILLIAMS ELECTED TO SMACNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Williams_150x200COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Art Williams, president, Air Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif., was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began Sept. 30 at the close of SMACNA’s 72nd Annual Convention.

Williams would like to help SMACNA “make a difference to our contractors and to our industry.” he notes. “I feel I have been an effective leader in my local chapter and gained valuable industry insights that are needed to balance the national board,” Williams said.

Dedicated to the industry for years, he has served on SMACNA’s Architectural Sheet Metal Council Steering Committee. Locally, he has served as president, vice president, and on the board of the Bay Area SMACNA chapter.

He entered the industry in 1971 as a material expeditor. A few years later, he received two bachelor of science degrees, one in environmental engineering and one in engineering technology, from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Williams believes in building rich relationships with his employees, customers, and the community. Established in 1974, Air Systems has pioneered new ideas and methods through the years, including Direct Digital Controls, integrated contracting models, prefabricated equipment, and comprehensive energy solutions.

Air Systems has 500 employees delivering design/build total facility solutions for HVAC installation, architectural sheet metal and custom metal roofing, preventive maintenance and service, and LEED energy management systems. Projects include high-rise office buildings and a range of medical, laboratory, co-generation, entertainment, and biotech facilities.

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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