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EMAIL INTERVIEW – Ken Smyers and Ken Sinclair
Ken Smyers, with DMS Controls Group,
LLC, in Pittsburgh, has over 30 years of experience in the HVAC,
Building Automation, and Controls Industry and is Co-Founder of the
ControlTrends Awards, which was established to recognize the superstars
and heroes of the HVAC and Building Automation Industries. Ken is
also very much involved with Eric Stromquist and ControlTrends.org,
a leading internet source for HVAC and Controls information.
Tell us about the 2016
Smyers: ControlTrends is excited to announce that the 2016 ControlTrends Awards. The Awards will be held the Sunday night before the start of the AHR Show -- January 29, 2017, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, at the Hard Rock Cafe, on the Las Vegas Strip -- the epicenter of Las Vegas excitement and entertainment. The musical legacy the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe provides serves as an ideal venue to celebrate the superstars and heroes of our HVAC and Building Automation industries.
Sinclair: We know the ControlTrends Awards Nomination Phase has already started, when does it end?
Smyers: Right, the 2016 ControlTrends Nomination Phase is well underway and will continue till December. There has been a great response so far. The Nomination Phase is our industry's opportunity to nominate its favorite products, solutions, vendors, technical support people, and executives. For those that have not participated yet, please be sure to go to the ControlTrends website and nominate the people, products, and solutions your think are deserving of a ControlTrends Award. Click here for the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Nomination Ballot.
Sinclair: Congratulations on your fifth Annual ControlTrends Awards. Will there be anything new at this year's show?
Ken, we appreciate all you do to support us. Yes, we do have two new
categories this year: ControlTrends Woman of the Year and ControlTrends
Most Impactful Video of the Year. One category is an excellent
opportunity to recognize the women superstars in our industry, and the
other puts a spotlight on the successful marketing ideas and
initiatives. Also, we are collaborating with BACnet International, and
we look forward to their participation at the 2016 ControlTrends Awards.
ControlTrends Awards are all about recognition and honoring our
industry’s great achievers, and the ControlTrends Hall of Fame Award is
always a high point. What can we expect this year?
are going to make the night magical. The ControlTrends Category Awards,
of course, will make for an exciting and memorable night. We will
continue to pay particularl tribute to many other important areas of
our industry with The Young Gun Awards, The Project Haystack Award, The
BACnet International Awards, The Petock Award, as well as The
ControlTrends Hall of Fame Award.
Thanks for the update, and
we look forward to hearing more about the 2016 ControlTrends Awards in
the near future.
Great, and thank you again as always. We will keep you posted as more
information becomes available and when we begin the final voting
period. ControlTrends also looks forward to covering your educational
and collaboratory sessions at the 2016 AHR Show.
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