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Guy Gast of Des Moines, Iowa Recognized By SMACNA’s College of Fellows

Nov 01, 2016

GuyGast_colorCHANTILLY, VA. — Guy Gast, Des Moines division president of The Waldinger Corporation, Des Moines, Iowa, was inducted into the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) College of Fellows during the association’s 73rd Annual Convention in Phoenix on Oct. 19.

Gast has eagerly taken on industry leadership roles for more than three decades. He most recently served as SMACNA National president (2015 to 2016), served in all the national officer chairs, and served on SMACNA’s Board of Directors (2007 to 2011).

Gast is chair of the New Horizons Foundation (NHF) Board of Directors and is a Summit Circle contributor.

He currently is a management trustee of the Sheet Metal Industry Labor Management Cooperation Fund and chairs the Credentials Committee. Gast has served as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Products and Programs Coordinating Committee, and HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee, as well as on the Director Nominating Committee.

He was chair of the Bidding Green Task Force and Fibrous Glass Duct Task Force and was officer liaison to the Technical Resources Committee. He also served on the High Performing Contractor, Project Management, Strategic Planning, 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 councilor and chair and led the Negotiation Committee. He also was on the Board of Directors of the Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa, as well as its president. He has 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.

Membership in SMACNA’s College of Fellows is reserved for top industry professionals who have made significant contributions to advance the sheet metal industry, capping years of committed service and dedication.

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