LP has announced the
appointment of Richard
“Sandy” Hoyt to the
position of national
sales manager. He will
oversee and direct
Thermacor’s sales force
for continued growth and leadership in
the industry. Hoyt has more than 17 years
of sales and marketing experience in the
preinsulated/containment piping industry.
He also has worked in regional sales and
product management for several manufacturers of a variety of products in the
heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
has named Anand
Seth, PE, as national
director – healthcare
market. Seth has more
than 30 years’ experience in designing,
operating and optimizing building systems in healthcare facilities.
He has successfully managed energy and
utility conservation programs for several
world-class institutions including Harvard
University and Massachusetts General
Hospital. Prior to joining the firm, Seth
worked at Partners HealthCare System Inc.
He brings expertise in engineering sustainable
design, project management, master planning, infrastructure analysis, central energy
plants and facility operations. A registered
professional engineer in several states, Seth
is a certified energy manager as well as a
certified plant engineer.
Steven M. Benz has joined EVAPCO
Inc. as director of global thermal storage
and district energy. He has more than 29
years’ experience in design and application
of refrigeration, air conditioning and ice
thermal storage systems while holding
various positions in engineering, marketing
and product management. Benz has been
involved in campus and district cooling
projects totaling more than 1,000,000
ton-hr of ice storage and 200,000 tons of
cooling on four continents. Since 2001,
he has been an industry staff member at
the University of Wisconsin’s workshop on
Chilled-Water Plants for Central Cooling
Systems. He is a member of ASHRAE, IIAR,
IDEA and recently served on the board of
directors of the Air Conditioning, Heating
and Refrigeration Institute while chairing
the Thermal Storage Equipment product
section. He holds a bachelor of mechanical
engineering degree from Georgia Tech.
On a Brief Hiatus
IDEA’s 100th anniversary year will culminate in Washington, D.C., at the 100th Annual Conference &
Trade Show, replete with a black-tie optional gala dinner at the National Building Museum.
To make the event even more special, we’ll be honoring past System of the Year and Norman R. Taylor award
winners for their contributions to our organization and our industry. As a result, we will not be holding our
annual System of the Year Award competition in 2009. But the competition will resume for 2010, so start
thinking about preparing your entries for what will likely be a lively competition!
We also will not be naming a 2009 Norman R. Taylor award winner, but will resume that practice in 2010.
It is a revered tradition that began more than 20 years ago, and we look forward to honoring the next
recipient at the 101st Annual Conference & Trade Show.