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ACCA Welcomes 2020-2021 Board of Directors

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces the installation of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers.

ACCA 2020-2021 Board Chair Lanny Huffman
Lanny Huffman

Eric Knaak of Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester, NY, passed the leadership of the ACCA Board of Directors to Lanny Huffman of Hickory Sheer Metal Co., in Hickory, NC. “Due to the devastating impact of the coronavirus, Lanny has unceremoniously taken over as Chairmanship of ACCA and will be our leader going into 2021, and we couldn’t be in better hands,” says Knaak. “Following tradition, we would have presented Lanny at the ACCA 2020 conference, but because of these unfortunate circumstances, we have been forced to welcome Lanny through e-mail, social media, and every other form of communication.”

Reflecting on his tenure as the 2019-2020 Chairman, Knaak highlighted numerous workforce-related initiatives under his leadership, including ACCA’s Pledge to America’s Workers campaign. “Having and obtaining the best talent is a must, and to do that, providing workforce development opportunities is a necessity in today’s changing climate. The Pledge to America’s Workers campaign reminds and inspires contractors to take the extra steps needed to maintain excellence.”

Huffman stated that in his new role, he is looking forward to growing ACCA’s membership. “With ACCA’s strategic plan in place, we have an opportunity to be more proactive and provide even more opportunities to support and best serve our members.” Huffman also shares, “building our bridge with allied contracting organizations as well as state and local contracting organizations is also a priority. A big focus of this renewed partnership will be on advocacy tools, online training, and content that can be shared nationwide.”

Serving alongside Huffman on the Executive Committee are; Eric Knaak, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Rochester, NY, immediate past chairman; Brian Stack, Stack Heating & Cooling, Avon, OH, senior vice chairman; Keith Paton, Ivey Mechanical, LLC,  Kosciusko, MS, secretary/treasurer; David Boelcke, Boelcke Heating & Air Conditioning, Stevensville, MI, vice chairman; Dan Foley, Foley Mechanical, Lorton, VA, vice chairman; and Steven Pape, Pape Service Co., Desoto, TX, vice chairman.

Directors on the 2020-2021 Board, not serving on the Executive Committee are; Linda Couch, Parrish Services, Inc., Manassas, VA; Tim Cropp, CroppMetcalfe Services, Fairfax, VA, Craig Elliott, NICE Home Services, Springfield, VA; Louis Fuentes, Air Conditioning Guys, Inc., El Centro, CA; Vince Gillette, Gillette Air Conditioning Company, Inc., San Antonio, TX; Martin Hoover, Empire Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., Decatur, GA; Matt Marsiglio, Flame Furnace, Warren, MI; Eddie McFarlane, Haller Enterprises, Inc., Lititz, PA; Rob Minnick, Minnick’s, Inc., Laurel, MD; Cody Novini, SoCal Airflow Pros, Mission Viejo, CA; and Jen Pierce, Clay’s Climate Control, LLC, Linwood, NJ.

For additional information, please contact Deb Weiner, Manager of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at deb.weiner@acca.org or by phone at 703-824-8862.

About ACCA

ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation’s most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.

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