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David Weishuhn, Chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Contractors Division, presented the recognition awards for outstanding leadership within the Division and the HVACR contractor community at the HRAI Annual General Meeting in Québec City, Québec on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  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 present two such awards.

Dave Dersken of Tech-Air Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba received the Award in appreciation of his long-standing dedication to HRAI’s Contractors Division and the HVACR industry. Mr. Derksen has been on the Contractors Board since 2004, in 2007 he took the extra step of joining the HRAI Contractors Division Executive Committee.

Mike Latreille formerly of Holmes Heating Inc. in Ottawa was the second recipient of the Craig McCarty Memorial Award. Martin Luymes of HRAI accepted the award on behalf of Mr. Latreille who unfortunately could not be present.

Mike Latreille served with HRAI since 1998 in various roles from the Contractors Division Board Member to the HRAI Board as Chair.

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.

Nancy McKeraghan of Canco ClimateCare Heating and Air Conditioning in Newmarket, Ontario received the award in appreciation of her work with the HRAI Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter.

Her leadership, loyalty and hard work are greatly appreciated.

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