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David Weishuhn, Chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Contractors Division, announced the recognition awards for outstanding leadership within the Division and the HVACR contractor community at the HRAI Annual General Meeting in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on October 16, 2018.  The awards recipients were as follows:

The Craig McCarty Memorial Award

This award recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the HVACR contracting industry in Canada by volunteering to serve in leadership roles within HRAI’s Contractors Division.

This year, HRAI’s Contractors Division was proud to announce the following individual as the recipient:

Peter Steffes, formerly of Ideal Heating and Cooling in Windsor, Ontario received the award in appreciation of his long-standing dedication to HRAI’s Contractors Division and the HVACR industry. Mr. Steffes has been on the Contractors Board of Directors since 2004. From 2012-2013 he was Vice-Chair of the Division and was Chair of the Contractors Division from 2013-2015, becoming Chair of the HRAI Board of Directions in 2015. 

The Gearld Inch Award for Chapter Leadership

This award recognizes the special efforts of volunteers who have been instrumental in keeping HRAI affiliated chapters and local/regional groups viable and meaningful to members.

Peter Inch of Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts in London, Ontario received the award in appreciation of his work with the HRAI London Chapter. His leadership, loyalty and hard work are greatly appreciated.

For more information contact: Scott Papp, Manager, Membership & Divisional Programs at
1-800-267-2231 ext. 233 or spapp@hrai.ca