Winners of the HVACR Leadership Awards were announced at CCN Live 2017 in Sydney last week.
The half day event featured a lineup of six speakers who were able to update the audience on where the industry is heading before the official award presentation began.
All six presentations, which were sponsored by Refrigerant Reclaim Australia, will be covered in the October edition of CCN magazine as well as a special edition e-newsletter next month.
More than 100 HVACR professionals attended the event with award winners announced in all seven categories.
CCN's HVACR Leadership Awards were sponsored by ABB, Airefrig Australia, Daikin, Hitachi, Innotech and Toshiba.
The Contractor of the Year Award, which was sponsored by Airefrig Australia, went to Airepair Air Conditioning Services managing director, Brad Wiseman.
Once again Daikin Australia sponsored the Woman of the Year in HVACR Award which continues to be a highly competitive category.
There were six finalists competing for the coveted prize which went to Airmaster commercial manager, Kelli McDonald.
Hitachi sponsored the Tradie of the Year Award which was presented to Grosvenor Engineering Group technician, Jason Glendenning.
Johnson Controls regional manager, Samit Sen, took out the Innovator of the Year Award which was sponsored by Toshiba.
The winner of the Leader in Energy Savings and Sustainability Award, which was sponsored by Innotech, was ebm-papst ANZ manager of EC upgrades, Thomas Heine.
Once again ABB sponsored the Rising Star Award which was presented to two winners. There was the Female Rising Star Award which went to Heatcraft Australia technician, Shayne Boyle and Male Rising Star Award which went to Temperzone technician, Sean Hart.
The HVACR Leader of the Year Award went to industry veteran and Teco Australia service operations manager, Kenneth Ball.
Acceptance speeches and full page interviews with every award winner will feature in the October edition of CCN Magazine.
The comprehensive report will also be published in a special edition e-newsletter next month.
Special thanks to everyone that nominated and congratulations to both the finalists and winners.
The awards program would not be possible without the support of our sponsors ABB, Airefrig Australia, Daikin, Hitachi, Innotech and Toshiba.