Publishers Page Odds and Ends

Originally published: 12.01.13 by Terry Tanker

Welcomes a New Managing Editor

Jennifer Lonzer joined the HVACR Business editorial staff this month and will be Managing Editor. Jenn received her bachelor’s degree in English from Cleveland State University and her MA from Johns Hopkins.  Most recently she worked for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. One of her many responsibilities was developing strategic communication plans for increasing brand awareness. Prior to that Jenn spent twelve years as a research editor at KeyBanc Capital Markets where she was a senior editor and was responsible for content, style, grammar and layout of financial research reports for print and electronic distribution to Key’s institutional sales force, institutional investor clients, and financial research aggregators. We’re delighted to welcome Jenn aboard. She can be reached at

New Finance Column

Next month we will be introducing a new column that will outline a customized stock chart of publicly-traded companies in the hvacr industry in a clear, easy-to-read format. It includes current and comparison stock prices, net and percentage change of those stocks, shares outstanding and market capitalization. Commentary and analysis will also be included.  The author of the column will be Margot Crabtree from Trade Trends Inc. We haven’t yet decided on a name for the column so, if you’d care to submit a catchy name and we select it we’ll send you a $100 American Express gift card just in time for the holiday season. Send your idea to me at

Subscription Renewal / Wager

Angela Vannucci our Circulation Manager stopped in my office this morning with an extensive plan to qualify our readership starting this month.  We have a small wager that I could entice 2,500 of you to go to our website and renew your subscription. That’s just a bit less than ten percent of our total subscriber file. All you have to do is go to our website and look to the left hand navigation bar. It’s organized in alphabetical order — scroll the list until you see “Subscription Center” and click it. Then, here’s all you need to do.

  • Select “Renew Subscription”
  • Enter your “Subscriber ID” found on the mailing label.
  • This is a ten digit number above your name between two # signs.
  • (Yes, I know the label is printed upside down, that’s a Postal Regulation)
  • Enter your last name.
  • Your subscription form will pre-populate with any information we have on file.
  • Review your information and make any necessary updates, then complete the short list of questions. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete the form.
  • When you are done hit submit and your subscription will be renewed for one more year! For FREE!!!

Tops-In-Trucks Fleet Design Contest

We already have about two dozen entries for our annual Tops-In-Trucks Fleet Design Contest and anticipate we’ll have several hundred more by our deadline April 30th, 2014. If you would like to participate in the contest simply log onto our website fill out the entry form and email us your pictures it’s that simple.


HVACR Business Editor Greg Smith’s son was killed several weeks ago leaving behind a five year old son. As a result, Greg is on an indefinite leave of absence until all of the affairs are settled.  There is never a good time to lose a family member but during the holiday season it makes it especially hard. A fund has been set up for Greg’s grandson Ryder. Please consider a small donation to help Ryder’s future education. Any donations made by our readers will be matched by HVACR Business. Simply write HVACR Business in the memo line. Donations can be sent to the Ryder Smith Benefit Fund, c/o First Federal of Lakewood, 36839 Detroit Road, Avon Lake, OH 44011. 

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20 Questions In Memory of Jack Hutchinson

It is with heavy hearts that HVACR Business announces the sudden passing of Jack Hutchinson, Vice President of Sales, on March 13, 2014. HVACR Business Publisher Terry Tanker collected memories from those who knew him well to create this month’s 20 Questions column. Jack had a charismatic, witty charm, and an often irreverent humor, making his family, friends, business associates, and even complete strangers laugh, and smile.
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Winners and Losers

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20 Questions with Tony Petrolle

HVACR Business Publisher Terry Tanker sat down with Tony Petrolle President of Gaithersburg Cooling & Heating (GAC), Bryant’s 2013 Dealer of the Year award winner. The two discussed acquiring a company, assembling the right team, and the development of a quality assurance team to provide employees with the best work environment and customers with the best products, service and support.
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20 Questions with Mike Reilly, President and Owner, EWC Controls

HVACR Business Publisher Terry Tanker met with Mike Reilly, president and Owner of EWC Controls, to discuss manufacturing, family businesses, and how his company can help provide contractors solutions to customer problems.
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Common Sense

Common sense – it’s simply knowing the difference between right and wrong. It entails a personal and subjective process of analyzing a situation and finding a solution that works. For most people I think it’s their first instinct, the rational thing they would do without giving the situation a thought. Again, I said for most people.
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