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24 Jul 2013

Kenneth Socha of All American Air, Inc. in Daytona, FL has won a new Apple iPAD from NATE. Kenneth was the winner of a drawing of responders to the NATE research survey conducted by Decision Analyst Inc. in spring 2013. Congratulations Kenneth and thanks to all of our survey participants!

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17 Jun 2013

ARLINGTON, VA.–June 14, 2013 The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced the appointment of John Lanier to be Chief Operating Officer of North American Technician Excellence (NATE).  Lanier will report to AHRI President & CEO Stephen Yurek.  As COO, Lanier will plan, direct, and coordinate the operations of NATE, managing daily operations and executing full responsibility for, and oversight of, all of NATE’s programs.

Prior to joining the NATE team, Lanier held a variety of executive leadership roles, most notably as Senior Vice President of Operations at the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest independent business association, with more than 400,000 members.  Throughout his career, Lanier has gained valuable experience in operations, sales, member benefits, human resources, and information technology.

“We are very pleased to have someone with John’s experience and drive taking the reins at NATE,” said Yurek.  “I know that our member companies and others in our industry are eager to work with John to ensure growth and progress at NATE at a critical juncture in its history,” he added.

NATE Chairman Don Frendberg said he is looking forward to working with Lanier.  “I am excited to have John on board.  I know that with his knowledge and experience, NATE will experience continued growth and can, under his leadership, further develop our role in providing world class HVACR and water heating technician certification.”

Lanier earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics at the University of Minnesota, has completed an executive education program at the Kellogg School of Management, and is pursuing his MBA.  He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Samantha, and their boys John and Ethan.

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10 Jun 2013

Sometimes you may choose to attend non-NATE-recognized courses to stay current with industry trends. If these courses apply to your specialty, are technical in nature, and taken within time you were certified, you may submit these courses for consideration on your recertification application.

Remember: NATE does not track these hours. To receive credit for these courses, NATE requires you to provide a Certificate of Attendance from the training provider, including your name, class hours, contact information and course description with your application. If a standard Certificate of Attendance is not provided, NATE has created a NATE Continuing Education Hours Form for you to take with you for the training provider to complete and sign for you to submit for recertification.

If you have any questions, contact NATE at 877-420-6283.

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18 Mar 2013

NATE’s Consumer Contractor Connection Program (C3) program will be advertised on Yelp.com in April and May. If you are registered for the C3 program, log on to My NATE at the top right of the page, review your listing for accuracy and update it with additional information on your business and any special customer offers.

If you’re not a C3 contractor, learn how to register today. http://stage.natex.org/contractors/consumer-connection/

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08 Feb 2013

Many of NATE’s marketing materials, including various NATE logos, have now been moved to MyNATE. Please click on the above MyNATE link and log in to access NATE marketing materials.

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06 Feb 2013