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SMACNA Recognizes Chicago-based Tony Adolfs as Chapter Executive of the Year


CHICAGO — The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor's National Association (SMACNA) held its 72nd Annual Convention in Colorado Springs on September 29th of this year. Tony Adolfs, Executive Vice President of SMACNA Greater Chicago, was surprised to hear his name called as the recipient of the Petersen-Dunn Chapter Executive of the Year Award.

Each year, SMACNA evaluates chapter executives who unceasingly strive to make a difference, and as many as 80 capable executives are up for the award each year. Vincent R. Sandusky, CEO of SMACNA, said, "SMACNA reserves this award for the executive who has had the greatest positive impact on the industry, the SMACNA members' business environment and the capabilities of their SMACNA chapter."

Adolfs, continuously strong in areas such as collective bargaining and legislative issues, has an unrivaled passion for what he does. SMACNA thinks of Adolfs as "the epitome of a well-rounded exec" who is there when they need him. His overall commitment to SMACNA and to improving processes make Adolfs stand out.

Joining this industry by chance, Adolfs has invested over 24 years to his sheet metal career, yet his involvement is stronger than ever. In 2014, he spearheaded the formation of his new local SMACNA chapter by merging the Northern Illinois and Chicago chapters into one. This has allowed for additional resources, open networking between contractors signatory to Local 265 and Local 73, and better overall communication.

This is not Adolfs' first recognition within the organization; in 2003, he received the SMACNA Chapter Executive Legislative Advocate of the Year Award. He attributes his success to a culmination of all of his work over the years.

For additional information, visit www.smacnachicago.org.