ACCA Installs New 2011-12 Board of Directors

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced the installation of its 2011-12 Board of Directors and officers.

The board was installed at the annual Chairman's Banquet held during ACCA’s 43rd Annual Conference and Indoor Air Expo in San Antonio, TX.

Last year’s Chairman, John Sedine of Engineered Heating & Cooling, Walker, MI., handed the leadership role to incoming Chairman Joe Nichter of Comfort Systems USA Southwest in Chandler, AZ. Nichter will serve a one-year term.

“It has been another difficult economic year, but with John Sedine’s leadership, ACCA has been able to overcome the challenges and see much success,” says Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO of ACCA. “Joe Nichter now brings new energy to move the association down the path that has been set, while adding his own goals to the table. The members can be confident that we are poised to have another productive and successful year in 2011.”

Serving as senior vice chairman this year is Laura DiFilippo, DiFilippo’s Service Co., Paoli, PA. Other vice chairmen are Rich Imfeld, IC Refrigeration, Ceres, CA.; Dave Kyle, Trademasters Service Corp., Newington, VA.; and Phil London, Thermal Concepts, Inc., Davie, FL. Secretary/Treasurer for the coming year is Bobby Ring, Meyer & Depew Co., Inc. of Kenilworth, N.J, and Sedine will serve this year as immediate past chairman.

ACCA thanks the members who left the board this year for their service: Stan Johnson, Stan’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., Austin, TX.; Ray Isaac, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., Rochester N.Y.; Bob Elolf, Environmental Air Systems, Inc., Houston, TX.; and Jeff Miller, Al-Don Service, Inc., St. Louis, MO.

This board will serve until next year’s annual conference, scheduled for March 5 - 8, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the HVACR community, who work together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments for all Americans. For more information, visit

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