SMACNA - Arizona Chapter

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association

         

SMACNA-AZ Board of Trustees

Nick Ganem
Board of Trustees

Company: Bel-Aire Mechanical

Title: Vice President

How long have you been in the industry? 35 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? It means an association that allows contractor members to give back to the industry and the community. It has also given me the opportunity to become acquainted with my colleagues and competitors.

Hobbies: In my free time, I like to play golf and exercise.

e: nganem@belairemechanical.com
w: www.belairemechanical.com

Allen Hendrix
Board of Trustees

Company: Able Balance

Title: Lead Estimator / Board of Director

How long have you been in the industry? Eight years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? It means better training, quality and final product. Our contractors have greater experience and knowledge of the industry. Further, SMACNA contractors care about their employees.

Hobbies: Baseball and family. I coached baseball for 14 years after my playing days ended. I coached Little League, all-star teams and travel baseball as well as four years I coached at Boulder Creek High School’s summer baseball program, where I had the opportunity to coach and mentor incoming freshman for four years and varsity American Legion baseball for one year.

But my fist love is being a husband and father. Baseball has been a family sport for us and I now attend as many practices and all possible games for my sons. I also look forward to having time to travel with my wife Renee once our youngest goes to college in a couple of years.

Darrell Fox
Board of Trustees

Company: Dynamic Systems

Title: Vice president and division manager

How long have you been in the industry? 20 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? To me, it means training and networking with my colleagues and others in the industry.

Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, sailing, traveling and riding my motorcycle.

James Dinan
Board of Trustees

Company: Bel-Aire Mechanical, Inc.

Title: President and CEO

How long have you been in the industry? 32 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? SMACNA Arizona affords its members the opportunities to network and train with industry professionals in a cooperative and collaborative environment. SMACNA contractors seek continuous improvement and invest in the future of the sheet metal industry.

Hobbies: In my free time, I like running, hunting, riding motorcycles and playing with my grandson.

SMACNA-AZ Committee Members

Erich R. Robinson
Committee Member

Company: Bel-Aire Mechanical

Title: Director of Sales/Sales Engineer

How long have you been in the industry? 2 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? Quality, dedication and commitment are three things that come to mind when I think of SMACNA. Nothing beats working with the best.

Hobbies: I play golf, volunteer for various charities, travel and enjoy “collecting wine”.

Damon Fermaint
Committee Member

Company: Linc Service

Title: Test & Balance/Commissioning Manager

How long have you been in the industry? 15 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? SMACNA is an entity that continues to provide the highest standards for the fabrication of HVAC duct construction. SMACNA also lends itself toward education and the evolving new designs in this area.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy music, hiking, dancing and traveling.

Troy Newman
Committee Member

Company: Able Balance

Title: Director of Operations

How long have you been in the industry? 16 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? I feel SMACNA means quality, the training and educational development of our workforce is key to the success of any business. SMACNA Arizona helps to nurture that educational development of current and future workers to provide better buildings and more efficient HVAC systems.

Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, wife Jennifer and 3year old son Alex. I also compete in an international category of radio control aerobatic model airplanes. I have an extreme passion for the design, building, and flying in competition using these models. While recently my model hobby has been on the back burner, I do have my son Alex with which to share my passion for models.

Katie Watson-Cruz
Board of Trustees

Company: Kinetic Systems, Inc.

Title: Operations Manager – SW Region

How long have you been in the industry? 15 years

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? When I think of SMACNA Arizona, three words come to mind: dedication, craftsmanship and honor.

  • Dedication of the members to be the best in the industry;
  • Craftsmanship of our workers, who continuously take pride in their work; and
  • Honor to be part of an organization that strives to improve the industry through education, training and networking.

 
Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy traveling, exercise and cooking.

Meet the JATC Staff

Albert R. Blanco, Jr
JATC Staff Member

Company: Arizona Sheet Metal JATC

Title: Instructor

How long have you been in the industry? I have been in the industry for 19 years. My first 15 years were the field, working from journeyman to a general foreman. I have been a full-time instructor for four years.

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? SMACNA gives our industry a standard on which to follow and is constantly striving to provide new and innovated ideas for our industry.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I like to go fishing and watching my kids in their sporting events and violin concerts. I also enjoy just hanging out and particularly like going to ASU football games with family and friends.

Mike Sapien
JATC Staff Member

Company: Arizona Sheet Metal JATC

Title: Instructor

How long have you been in the industry? 20 years.

What does SMACNA Arizona mean to you? SMACNA sets the standards and guidelines to follow for the sheet metal industry. SMACNA is always on the forefront with new and innovative ideas for the entire industry, which is constantly evolving.

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and three boys. I can also be found coaching, or working with any one of my sons in baseball, football, and basketball, but it is always more exciting watching them play from the stands.