Clinton O. Gowan has received the SMACNA Contractor of the Year Award. The award is presented annually by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA). It was established in memory of Ed Carter, founder of SNIPS magazine. Gowan was president of SMACNA in 1985 and 1986. In 1986 he was inducted into SMACNA’s College of Fellows, where, from 1993 to 1995 he served in a leadership capacity on the association’s College Board of Governors. He was instrumental in starting SMACNA’s Business Insurance Plan.