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CONNECT 2019

Date(s):
October 2 — 4, 2019
Venue:
Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1002 
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Description:

PHCCCONNECT2019 is ready to equip you with the know-how you need to strengthen your business today. Targeted specifically for p-h-c contractors and managers, PHCCCONNECT2019 will deliver:

  • 20+ education sessions
  • Product & Technology Showcase
  • Conference recordings included with full registration
  • RSES is back again, co-locating with the 2019 RSES Conference & HVACR Technology Expo
  • RPA joins us again to host a radiant/hydronics education track
  • Industry tours from leading companies
  • Plumbing & HVAC apprentice contests
  • Service Contractors Central (Powered by QSC) 
  • and much more!

 

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    Type: Tour

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  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm QSC Commercial Service Peer Group Discussion
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  • 7:30am - 5:00pm Service Contractors Central - Powered by QSC
    Type: QSC

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    Type: QSC

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    Type: Seminar

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Allgood Charles
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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Allgood is currently Technology Leader – Refrigerants, with Chemours (DuPont) Fluoroproducts, Wilmington, Delaware. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Delaware. Chuck has held a variety of research, technical service, and market development assignments during his 25 years in the refrigerants industry. He currently leads technical support, training, and a


Alter Kirk
Organization: Fast Management, Inc.


Kirk Alter is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Dept. of Building Construction Management, president of Fast Management, Inc., a member of the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Board of Governors and director for their management courses. He worked his way up from an apprentice to business owner, which brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to his training sessions. Kirk is LEED accre


Alter Kirk
Organization: Fast Management, Inc.


Kirk Alter is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Dept. of Building Construction Management, president of Fast Management, Inc., a member of the PHCC Educational Foundation’s Board of Governors and director for their management courses. He worked his way up from an apprentice to business owner, which brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to his training sessions. Kirk is LEED accre


Carter Travis
Organization: Scorpion


Travis Carter is the Vice President of Sales at Scorpion where he operates in sales, marketing, and strategic planning across a wide variety of business verticals. With a focus on the home services industry, he works to help businesses small and large increase their revenue, acquire new customers, and improve their digital brand and visibility. When out of office, Travis loves to engage his creat


Chic Dave
Organization: PHCC-National Association


Dave Chic, QSC Program Director, is a long-time association management professional. His career started in the hospitality industry, having worked for hotels, special event venues and Visit Indy. After serving as the Director of Industry Relations for the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) for twelve years he made the move to PHCC and QSC.


Ciriello-Benedict Laura
Organization: William J. Ciriello Plbg. Co., Inc.


Laura Ciriello-Benedict is a third generation plumbing contractor. She is the President of William J. Ciriello Plumbing Company in Indianapolis. She is a past President of the Greater Indianapolis Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractor’s Association (GIPHCC) as well as a past President of the Indiana PHCC. In 2007 Laura was named the Contractor of the Year for the City of Indianapolis by the GIPH


Cunniff Greg
Organization: Williams Comfort Products


Greg Cunniff, PE, has published a number of technical articles in HVAC publications and authored white papers. He is also coauthor of a textbook, "Modern Geothermal HVAC Engineering and Control Applications," published by McGraw-Hill Education. Greg previously was a consulting engineer, a temperature controls contractor, a manufacturer’s representative and a design build contractor. He has deve


Dant Brenda
Organization: Indiana PHCC


Brenda Dant is a Certified Association Executive with over 30 years of association management experience. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Indiana Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC). She is known for developing creative member-centric programs that have been duplicated throughout the country. In 2016 she was asked to serve on a roundtable that prese


Day Chris
Organization: Rheem HVAC & Water Heating Divisions


Chris Day is Rheem Manufacturing’s Vice President of Product Strategy and Engineering, for the Air Business. He has spent over two decades in the industry of HVAC and thermal management with a focus on delivering more energy efficient and reliable technologies to the marketplace. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a certified Commerc


DeAngelo Bo
Organization: Viega LLC


With 30-plus years in the P&M trades and manager for one of Viega's most advanced training facilities in North America, Bo DeAngelo's passion for training is palpable. An outspoken industry bad boy, Bo pulls no punches when it comes to the stature and importance of the plumber/pipefitter and the elevation of their business practices to match their construction competence.


DeAngelo Bo
Organization: Viega LLC


With 30-plus years in the P&M trades and manager for one of Viega's most advanced training facilities in North America, Bo DeAngelo's passion for training is palpable. An outspoken industry bad boy, Bo pulls no punches when it comes to the stature and importance of the plumber/pipefitter and the elevation of their business practices to match their construction competence.


Dobkin Beth A
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Beth Dobkin has 16 years of successful business ownership, 28 years of management and over 16 years of consulting experience and is a business management coach and director of coaching services for the Quality Service Contractors of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association since April 2012.


Dobkin Beth A
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


Beth Dobkin has 16 years of successful business ownership, 28 years of management and over 16 years of consulting experience and is a business management coach and director of coaching services for the Quality Service Contractors of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association since April 2012.


Erickson Matthew
Organization: C. J. Erickson Plumbing Co.

Exley Franc S.
Organization: Quality Service Contractors


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Feddon David
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David W. Feddon is President of Feddon Mechanical in Florida. Dave received his Florida State Plumbing Masters License in 2003 and followed with a Florida State Mechanical Master in 2015. Dave has over 36 years in the building trades most spent in the plumbing and mechanical trades with the last 16 years as a business owner. He has served on the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board and c


Ford William B.
Organization: SESCO Management Consultants


William E. (Bill) Ford is President and CEO of SESCO Management Consultants. He has been with the firm for 26 years. He is a generalist human resource management consultant specializing in family business consulting, compensation, Wage and Hour, EEO representation, organizational development, labor relations and compliance to federal and state employment regulations. Ford has been engaged and ha


Frame David
Organization: Bob Frame Plumbing Services Inc.

Greene Charles "Chip" E.
Organization: Greene & Associates, Inc.

Hale Jamey
Organization: Chemours


Chemours Jamey is a highly experienced trainer in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and currently leads the Chemours training facility programs at the Indianapolis Technology Training Center.


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