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SMACNA Elects New Members to Board of Directors

Oct 31, 2017

MAUI, HAWAII — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) elected four members to its Board of Directors at their annual business meeting on Oct. 25 at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention. Four directors will serve four-year terms beginning on Oct. 25 at the close of the convention. One director appointed mid-year is serving a two-year term. 

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

The newly elected directors serving four-year terms are: 

Kyle Bellmon
     United Mechanical Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.

James E. Hall
      Systems Management and Balancing Inc., Waukee, Iowa

Gary G. Luthe Sr.
      Luthe Sheet Metal Inc., Cherry Hill, N.J.

Thomas E. Martin
      T.H. Martin Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

The recently appointed director serving a two-year term is:

James Morgan
      Worcester Air Conditioning, Ashland, Mass.

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.

 

Kyle Bellmon Elected to SMACNA Board of Directors 

Kyle BellmonMAUI, HAWAII—Kyle Bellmon, vice president of United Mechanical Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla., was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began on Oct. 25 at the close of SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention.  
 
“I have the management experience to help SMACNA continue to grow and provide the necessary tools for our contractors to be more successful,” Bellmon said. “I would like to give back to the association that has been a help to me and my company.”
 
Committed to the industry’s advancement, he currently serves as a SMACN-IFUS trustee and on SMACNA’s Legislative and SMAC PAC Committees. He has also served on the Director Nominating Committee.  
 
Active in Oklahoma, he has served as president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Oklahoma and on many other committees including the Apprenticeship Training Fund, Health and Welfare Fund, and Industry Fund.
 
He attended Oklahoma State University and entered the sheet metal industry 1982 as a sheet metal apprentice.

James E. Hall, P.E., Elected to SMACNA Board of Directors

James HallMAUI, HAWAII—James E. Hall, P.E., president and owner of Systems Management and Balancing Inc., Waukee, Iowa, was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began on Oct. 25 at the close of SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention.
 
“I would like to help educate our youth of today about our industry and the opportunities that exist for them,” Hall said. “I would like to share knowledge, both business and technical, to promote our industry and SMACNA for the future.”  
 
Dedicated to the advancement of technical knowledge, Hall is a member of SMACNA’s Technical Resource Committee. He has served on SMACNA’s HVAC Total System Air Leakage Task Force, HVAC Systems Applications Task Force, and the NEMI/NEMIC Building Envelope Task Force. He also served as the SMACNA representative on the Indoor Air Quality Design Guide Committee for the ASHRAE Special Project 200 IAQ Design Guide.
 
A leader in the Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa-Central Iowa chapter, he has served as the SMCI state president, on the state board of directors, and as Central Iowa chairman. He was on the Scholarship Committee and served as chapter councilor to SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives. He is active in supporting West Des Moines Community Schools and the National Kidney Foundation.  
 
He attended Texas A&M University and entered the sheet metal industry in 1984 as a project manager.

Gary G. Luthe Elected to SMACNA Board of Directors

Gary LutheMAUI, HAWAII—Gary G. Luthe Sr., president and CEO of Luthe Sheet Metal Inc., Cherry Hill, N.J., was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began on Oct. 25 at the close of SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention.
 
“I have held virtually every local position and would like to contribute more to the industry,” Luthe said.
 
A forward-thinking and all-around industry leader, Luthe has served on SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee and as chapter councilor to SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives.
 
Having held nearly every position with the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity (SMCA) chapter, Luthe has served as the chapter’s president, vice president, and secretary treasurer. He currently serves on the chapter’s board of directors and as chair of the SMCA Director and Officer Nomination Committee. He co-chairs the JATC Trustees and is on the local Joint Adjustment Board. Mr. Luthe also chairs the Northeast States Council of Sheet Metal Contractors, an independent association of contractors, which is loosely affiliated with SMACNA.
 
He has been an Industry Fund trustee as well as a trustee of the Local No.19 Scholarship Fund and the Brotherhood, Unity, and Dignity Fund. He has chaired the chapter’s Safety Committee and served on the Sheet Metal Industry Advancement Committee (LMCC) and the Negotiation Committee.
 
He entered the sheet metal industry in 1982 and established his company, Luthe Sheet Metal Inc., in 1993.

 

Thomas E. Martin Elected to SMACNA Board of Directors 

Tom MartinMAUI, HAWAII—Thomas E. Martin, president of T.H. Martin Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, was elected to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors. His four-year term began on Oct. 25 at the close of SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention.  
 
“SMACNA is the industry leader and a great organization,” said Martin. “I believe I can make a significant difference toward SMACNA’s industry contributions, initiatives, and implementation to maximize the Association’s mission and objectives moving forward.”
 
A champion of energy efficiency technology, he brings more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC and sheet metal industry. At the national level, he currently serves as chair of SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee, the Products and Programs Coordinating Committee, and the Contractor Operations Manual Task Force. He is a Chairman’s Club-level member of SMAC PAC and is on SMACNA’s National Strategic Planning Task Force.
 
Committed to SMACNA at the local level, he currently serves as president of the SMACNA-Cleveland chapter and was on the Board of Trustees. He is also a trustee of the JATC and the LMCC. Currently, he is chair of the Sheet Metal Industry Promotion Plan, secretary of the Sheet Metal Workers Cleveland District Health Benefits Fund, the Pension Fund, and the Fringe Benefits Fund, and trustee of the Profit Sharing Annuity Trust Fund.
 
Martin graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in health and human services and first entered the sheet metal and HVAC industry in 1992 as an estimator and project manager.  
 
He is president of T.H. Martin Inc., a full-service mechanical contractor employing on average 100 sheet metal workers, 50 pipe fitters and service fitters.

 

James M. Morgan Appointed to SMACNA Board of Directors

James MorganMAUI, HAWAII—James M. Morgan, president and CEO of Worcester Air Conditioning, Ashland, Mass., was appointed to the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) Board of Directors in July. He will serve a two-year term.
 
“I believe my business experience, outside the industry, can be helpful to the board as our organization copes with a fast-changing business environment,” Morgan said. “I try to work in a collaborative way and expect to be a good listener and productive contributor in the board setting.”
 
Morgan is currently a member of SMACNA’s HVAC Contractors Council Steering Committee. He is a Congressional Insiders Club member and supports SMAC PAC at the Chairman's Club level.
 
Locally, he is currently serving as president of SMACNA Boston. He was elected to the JATC of Local No. 17 and serves on the chapter’s Scholarship Committee.
 
He entered the sheet metal industry in 2008 as a president and company owner. Excelling at growing companies, he previously was president, CEO, and director of ClearSource Inc.; founder, editor, and publisher of Colonial Publishing, and senior vice president of Trifoods International Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College.

With an industry-leading approach to technology, Worcester Air Conditioning fabricates and installs sheet metal ductwork for major commercial and industrial construction projects in New England.
 
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.