SMACNA Press Releases

Press Release Nov 10 2021

Aaron Hilger Named CEO of SMACNA

Aaron Hilger has been named as SMACNA's new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2022. Hilger is assuming the role upon the retirement of Vincent Sandusky, who has been SMACNA’s CEO since 2008.

Press Release Oct 28 2021

SMACNA Appoints Al LaBella as New Board President

SMACNA, the leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Al LaBella of Blue Diamond Air Systems has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as president. LaBella’s year-long term in office begins at the close of SMACNA’s 77th Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii.

Press Release Oct 25 2021

Tom Martin Appointed to SMACNA’s Executive Committee, 2021 Legislative Contractor of the Year

SMACNA announced Tom Martin, president of T.H. Martin, Inc., has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as vice president. Martin’s year-long term in office begins at the close of SMACNA’s 77th Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii, during which he was also named Legislative Contractor the Year, a distinguished honor given to a contractor in recognition of their exceptional effort and unsurpassed leadership in legislative and political action on behalf of their company, their association, and their industry during the preceding year.

Press Release Oct 25 2021

SMACNA Names Ohio Leader John Sindyla as 2021 Chapter Executive of the Year

SMACNA announced John Sindyla, Chief Executive Officer of SMACNA-Cleveland, is this year’s Chapter Executive of the Year. Announced at SMACNA’s 77th Annual Convention in Maui, Hawaii, this special award is given to the person who has made a positive and significant impact on SMACNA as a national association and the local chapter. 

Press Release Aug 02 2021

SMACNA Announces J.F. Ahern Co. as Safety Innovation Award Winner

SMACNA announced that J.F Ahern Co., a mechanical and fire protection contractor and member of the SMACNA Wisconsin Chapter, has been selected to receive the association’s annual Safety Innovation Award. In collaboration with SMACNA Premier Partners Milwaukee Tool and Federated Insurance, the Safety Innovation Award recognizes the company that demonstrates an innovative safety idea, concept or best practice that improves its safety programming or culture.

SMACNA Press Release Dec 07 2020

SMACNA Names Iowa Contractor Guy Gast as 2020 Contractor of the Year

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corporation, Iowa Division, as the recipient of this year’s Contractor of the Year Award which was presented during SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting.

SMACNA Press Release Mar 12 2020

National Association of Workforce Boards and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association Announce Partnership to Strengthen Workforce Alignment

The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the signatory Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) today announced a partnership that will strengthen the relationship between local workforce development boards and the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.