Pat Brooks, who recently retired from his role as a Senior Project Manager with SMACNA, was recently interviewed by SNIPS magazine about his over 40-year career in the sheet metal industry. Brooks, who continues to work with SMACNA on a part-time basis on a final project with Spiral Duct Manufacturers Association (SPIDA), reflected on his professional journey that took him through all parts of the sheet metal sector.
Pat was asked about the most rewarding part of his career during his interview. He responded, “I like helping sheet metal contractors solve problems. SMACNA has over 30 manuals; we help them navigate them all. And with our technical university seminars, it was always rewarding to train new sheet metal workers.
SMACNA President Tony Kocurek touched on Brooks’ contributions to both SMACNA and the industry: “Pat has been an essential part of the SMACNA team for over forty years. His expertise in ductwork systems has helped the thousands of SMACNA members and countless others who rely on our manuals,” Kocurek concluded. “There are only a few folks whom you can say singlehandedly changed the HVAC and sheet metal industry for the better, and Pat is one of those people. On behalf of all SMACNA members, I want to offer Pat my sincere gratitude and well wishes for a well-deserved retirement.”
Click here to read the SNIPS story on Pat Brooks and his career.