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20 Questions with Keni Thomas

Former U.S. Army Range Keni Thomas was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor in the battle of Mogadishu and was the squad leader in the now-famous fight immortalized in the …

Originally published Published: 10.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions With Terry Nicholson

Terry Nicholson, Group President of One Hour Air Conditioning and AirTime 500, discusses pig farms, successful contractors, training and selling style.

Originally published Published: 09.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Michael Kane

Michael Kane, president of UEi, discusses travel, management style, economics and product innovation.

Originally published Published: 08.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Drew Timm

Drew Timm, owner of Sun Services Air Conditioning-Heating Inc. in Fountain Hills, Ariz., discusses muscle cars, meeting customers in hot tubs and lessons learned from owning a small business.

Originally published Published: 07.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with DeWight Wallace

DeWight Wallace, CEO of Johnstone Supply, discusses strategy, vision, execution and management principles that will guide the company into the future.

Originally published Published: 05.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Milt Baum and Barbara Keil

Milt Baum and Barbara Keil, owners of KEIL Heating and Cooling in Riverdale, N.J., discuss the keys to their success and becoming certified through the Building Performance Institute.

Originally published Published: 04.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Stuart Lombard

Stuart Lombard, president of ecobee, discusses green technology, energy savings, the Internet and launching new business ventures.

Originally published Published: 03.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Bary Sherman

Bary Sherman, who has has helped companies of all sizes become more efficient while reducing stress through his company’s Personal Effectiveness Program (PEP), discusses vintage cowboy hats, making fine wine …

Originally published Published: 02.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Dave Musial

Dave Musial, CEO of Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago, discusses management philosophy, growth and controlling healthcare costs

Originally published Published: 01.01.10 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Dave Pearson

Dave Pearson, president and general manager of Airwell-Fedders, discusses changes underway at the international company as it emerges from bankruptcy.

Originally published Published: 12.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Wade Mayfield

Wade Mayfield, president of Thermal Services Inc., Omaha, Neb., discusses his rise from sheet-metal apprentice in 2000 to his current leadership role.

Originally published Published: 11.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Doyle James

Doyle James, president of Aire Serv, a global franchise organization providing installation, maintenance, and repair of HVACR systems, discusses the economy, attracting new customers and the challenges ahead.

Originally published Published: 10.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jim Folk

Jim Folk, VP of Ballpark Operations for the Cleveland Indians, discusses communicating with a large game day staff, constructing a new ballpark and management style.

Originally published Published: 09.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Joe Huck

Joe Huck, president and CEO of Williams Comfort Air in Indianapolis, discusses working with his sons, how his company uses T.V. and radio commercials and how the HVACR industry is …

Originally published Published: 08.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Greg Neimi

Greg Niemi, CEO of Nexstar, discusses growth strategies, high-performance teams, making an honest dollar and where the industry will find its next-generation workforce.

Originally published Published: 07.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Lynn Piller

Lynn Piller, the president and third-generation owner of the O’Connor Company Inc., discusses guitars, the new and reshaping business landscape and growth areas for contractors.

Originally published Published: 06.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Dave LaGrand

Dave LaGrand, president and CEO of NORDYNE, discusses leadership philosophy, cars and innovation.

Originally published Published: 05.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Ken Lang

Ken Lang, owner of KW Lang Mechanical in Solon, Ohio, discusses the best boating route to Florida, his path to management and what it means to sell green in this …

Originally published Published: 04.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Rick Busby

Rick Busby, owner of Busby’s Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration in Augusta, Ga., discusses the economy, marketing and what Busby has learned from his dad.

Originally published Published: 03.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions With Dave Pannier

Pannier discusses managing in a downturn, leading change and the importance of open communication.

Originally published Published: 02.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Karna Small Bodman

Karna Small Bodman, former Deputy Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan, discusses internal and external communication strategies, as well as her 6 years in The Reagan White House.

Originally published Published: 01.01.09 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Dave Swift

Dave Swift, CEO of Goodman Global, Inc., discusses leadership, managing growth strategies and cultivating employees.

Originally published Published: 12.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson, partner at Jackson, Dieken & Associates, a full-service insurance agency, discusses his experience as a pro football player, running an effective insurance business and applying team-based principles.

Originally published Published: 11.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Paul Franks

Paul Franks, president and CEO of Sports Construction Group, discusses how he sold his company, and then bought it back after it went bankrupt and transformed it into a leader …

Originally published Published: 10.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Wayne G. Beck

Wayne Beck, owner of Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. in Newbury Park, Calif., discusses service fleets, marketing, current market conditions and opening the proverbial and literal can of worms.

Originally published Published: 09.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki, prolific author and managing director of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Garage Technology Ventures, shares his philosophies on business, evangelism and hockey.

Originally published Published: 08.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jerry Yudelson

Jerry Yudelson, PE, speaker, author, Principal of Yudelson Associates and Chair for Greenbuild Conferences discusses the green-building movement, his aspirations to be President and his ability to talk to dogs.

Originally published Published: 07.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Pat and Dan Conway

Pat and Dan Conway, owners of Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Co., discuss entrepreneurship, launching businesses in tough economic conditions and a marketing philosophy based on social and environmental responsibility.

Originally published Published: 06.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions With Bobby Miller

Bobby Miller, president of Grande Aire Services Inc., discusses ambitions, customer service and marketing.

Originally published Published: 05.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with John Conover

John Conover, President, Trane Commercial Systems, discusses the industry, sports and sage advice.

Originally published Published: 04.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Joe Nichter

Joe Nichter, president of Tri-City Mechanical (Comfort Systems USA), discusses challenges, triumphs and business best practices.

Originally published Published: 03.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Charles Lipman

Charels Lipman, CEO of DiversiTech, discusses politics, risk, entrepreneurial spirit and business philosophy.

Originally published Published: 02.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Stephen Yurek

Stephen Yurek, president of ARI, at the association's national head-quaters in Arlington, Va., discusses HVACR, regulation, energy bills and practical jokes.

Originally published Published: 01.01.08 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Bruno Marvelli

Bruno Marvelli, director of facilities at Caesars Palace, discusses treasure hunting, high-roller suites, beach parties and mechanical equipment.

Originally published Published: 12.01.07 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Thomas A. Gugino

Thomas A. Gugino, Inspections Supervisor, Building and Safety for the city of Las Vegas discusses covered casinos, construction projects, mechanical systems, IAPMO and everyday contracting challenges.

Originally published Published: 11.01.07 Author By Terry Tanker