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SMACNA’S College of Fellows Recognizes Joseph Lansdell

Nov 06, 2017

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CHANTILLY, VA. — Joseph Lansdell, president of Poynter Sheet Metal Inc., Greenwood, Ind., was inducted into the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s (SMACNA) College of Fellows during the association’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii, on Oct. 25.

His passion for serving the customers of the sheet metal and HVAC industry is unparalleled. Convincing young people that sheet metal can be a multifaceted, exciting career is something he has been actively involved in for many years. 

Lansdell most recently served as SMACNA president (2016-2017), in all the national officer roles, and on the board of directors (2007-2011). He currently serves on the National Pension Fund and chairs the Credentials Committee.

He has taken on a variety of leading roles including as a SFUA Article X panelist and chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Investment Committee.

Lansdell has served on SMACNA’s Legislative and SMAC PAC Committees, and as a member of the Political Pacesetters Council, SMAC PAC’s top donor club. In addition, he has been an officer liaison to the Products and Programs Coordinating and Technical Resources Committees, and a member of the Director Nominating Committee. 

He has contributed to numerous task forces including the Strategic Planning, High Performing Contractor, Project Management, and the IAQ Guidelines Task Forces. He has served on the National Energy Management Institute Trustees (NEMI) and on numerous NEMI/NEMIC task forces as well. 

A member of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Central Indiana, he served as chapter president and on the board of directors. In addition, he was Industry Fund president and a member of the LMCC, Education, Labor, and Negotiating Committees, and on the INSMAC statewide board.

Lansdell graduated from Purdue University at Indianapolis with a degree in mechanical engineering technology. He entered the sheet metal industry as a pre-apprentice in 1989.

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