San Diego, Calif. – October 17, 2018 – The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, announced today that Nathan Dills of ACP Sheet Metal Co., Inc. has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as president. Dills’ year-long term in office began at the close of SMACNA’s 75th Annual Convention on October 17.
Dills has more than 18 years of industry experience, having learned at an early age from working with his father at the family business. He currently serves as president of the company his father founded, Oklahoma-based ACP Sheet Metal Co., Inc., and as managing partner of Midwest Fabricators LLC. Since taking over leadership of the business in 2013, Dills has remained dedicated to protecting the company’s rich history while embracing technology as a key differentiator in propelling the businesses forward.
“With his unique perspective and commitment to building better businesses, we are excited to welcome Nathan into this new role,” said Jack Knox, immediate past president of SMACNA. “He is taking the helm at a monumental time in our history as we celebrate SMACNA’s 75th anniversary and look to the future to identify new ways to innovate and grow the industry. We look forward to intelligent and strategic collaborations with Nathan over the next year.”
Dills has been actively involved with SMACNA on the national and local level for many years. He served on SMACNA’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2015. He previously served as co-chair of the SMACNA/SMART Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force; the Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Task Force; and as a member of the Director Nominating Committee. He has also served as chair of the Webinar Task Force and on the Business and Financial Management Committee, as well as the Round Industrial Duct Construction Standard Task Force. A member of the Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Oklahoma, Dills has served as chapter president and in all the chapter officer chairs. He is a member of the Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC), and served on the Education, Grievance, Program and Negotiations Committees.
“It is an honor to serve SMACNA in this new role,” said Dills. “I am committed to working alongside members, partners and industry colleagues to preserve the organization’s long-standing legacy and ensure we are at the forefront of innovation to continue strengthening our businesses and our workforce.”
Dills received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1995 and is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
SMACNA is an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms and is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA members are responsible for effectively delivering the clean air Americans breathe in offices, homes, and hospitals; for many of the attractive facades you see on today’s stadiums and office buildings; and for the comfortable, healthy, and safe living environments in which our citizens live out their daily lives. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit www.smacna.org.