McCrometer has promoted Tom
Swihart to the newly created position of
director of worldwide industrial sales. His
responsibilities include assisting the company’s worldwide sales team in developing
flow measurement solutions for customers’ unique applications. With the
company since 1995, Swihart brings to his
new position extensive sales experience
and a strong operational background in
process engineering, control and instrumentation. He most recently served
McCrometer as industry sales manager for
chemical and process industries. Prior to
joining the company he spent 15 years
working with major manufacturing companies and engineering firms.
IDEA President Rob Thornton
received the 2005 CHP Champion Award
at “Small Power in the Big Apple,” the
6th Annual World CHP/Decentralized
Energy Conference and Workshop held in
October 2005 in New York City.
Richard Brent, past chair of USCHPA
and director of federal government relations for IDEA-member Solar Turbines Inc.,
presented the award to Thornton. He cited
Thornton’s leadership of the International
District Energy Association and noted that
the industry is tapping the true potential
for combined heat and power in cities and
on campuses, airports and healthcare
facilities around the world. Accepting the
award, Thornton remarked, “This is a terrific honor, and I’m both humbled and sur-
prised by this recognition. Insofar as IDEA
is headquartered outside Boston, and as
many of you know I’m a baseball fan, this
year it has special meaning to be recognized as a champion here in New York.”
Former CHP Champions include Tom
Casten, chair of Primary Energy LLC; Sean
Casten, CEO of TurboSteam; Neal Elliott,
legislative director of ACEE; Mark Hall,
current chair of USCHPA; and others.
More than 250 delegates from around
the world attended the conference, which
was sponsored by United States Combined
Heat and Power Assocation (Washington,
D.C.) and World Alliance for Distributed
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Given annually since 1993, the System of the
Year Award is the top honor IDEA can confer on
a district energy system, recognizing exemplary
operating performance and high-level service
that further the goals of the district energy industry.
IDEA’s 2005 recipient was the University of
Cincinnati. Perhaps it is your system’s turn to
shine. Entries for this year’s competition are
due to IDEA by Fri., April 28, 2006.
to download a copy of the entry procedures.
Previous winners include University of Missouri;
Cornell University; Consolidated Edison of New
York, Steam Business Unit; Enwave Energy
Corp.; Seattle Steam Company; Trigen Energy
Baltimore; University of California, Los Angeles;
NRG Energy Center Minneapolis; Energy
Systems Co., Omaha, Nebraska; and District
Energy St. Paul.
Questions? Call (508) 366-9339.