HVACR Leadership Awards

Howcroft said an award-winning tradie has a real desire to learn and to increase their knowledge in all areas of the business.

Over the years the level of competition for the Male and Female Rising Star Award categories has increased significantly.

Australian contractors are part of the success story at MHIAA.

Beggs has always gone above and beyond driving change and long lasting improvements to the Australian HVACR industry.

Outside of her career as a mechanical engineer Holz is a keen student of sustainable design, climate science and biodiversity conservation.

King works closely with Facility Managers and believes the current consolidation of services presents opportunities for the HVAC industry.

In 2005 Smith returned to Darwin and started her own business, About Airconditioning.

His reputation in the workplace can be attributed to his problem solving abilities, he has a knack for fixing long standing and irritating issues that most people would delegate to the 'too hard' basket.

He also has a showroom on one of Adelaide's busiest roads and employs more than 10 technicians and apprentices.

Commenting on the biggest challenges facing industry in the next few years, Ferlin said its unfortunate HVACR has such a low public profile.

Schultz isn't new to HVACR he has worked in the industry for the past 34 years including 10 years as national sales manager at BOC Gases.

Attendees were given a broad overview of the changing HVACR landscape including the latest technologies gaining traction across the globe.

The winners will be announced after a keynote presentation by Lux Research.

The event will combine CCN's expertise as Australia's number one news provider for the HVACR industry and the invaluable insights generated by Lux Research data.

The last five years have been particularly challenging but O'Shea said 2016 is shaping up to be a good year.