Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 14, 2022) — 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, today announced Anthony (Tony) Kocurek, Owner of Energy Balance & Integration, LLC, has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as president. Kocurek’s year-long term in office begins at the close of SMACNA’s 78th Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Kocurek began his career in the sheet metal industry in 1982 as an apprentice at Energy Balance, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based company specializing in commercial testing and balancing of HVAC systems. Kocurek's work ethic and dedication to providing system-wide balance and solutions allowed him to rise through the ranks, becoming the company’s owner in 2008.
One of Kocurek’s proudest professional achievements was his work advocating for fire life safety. He was instrumental in passing the Fire Safe Standards (SB143) in New Mexico, requiring International Certification Board/Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau (ICB-TABB) certified American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited workers into building specs.
“Tony is an invaluable member of the SMACNA Executive Committee, and I am thrilled for him to serve as our next board president,” said Aaron Hilger, SMACNA’s chief executive officer. “Tony’s vast knowledge of the industry and commitment to our association and its members will serve as a steady guide as we look to advance the mission of our organization.”
An active member of SMACNA both locally and nationally, Kocurek has served in many roles and committees, including vice president of SMACNA of New Mexico and an appointed trustee of the Local 49 Sheet Metal Workers JATC, Health and Welfare Board, and Defined Pension Board. Nationally, Kocurek has been involved with SMACNA’s National Energy Management Institute Committee and the International Training Institute TAB Task Force.
In his new role as president, Kocurek will be focused on educating building owners and operators, as well as SMACNA contractors, on all the opportunities to improve indoor environmental quality and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the systems that support it.
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.