North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is honored to present this year's Golden Toolbox Award to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry veteran Gary Andis of the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI).
The award, which was presented during the HVAC Comfortech show in Nashville, Tenn., and sponsored annually by NATE and Contracting Business, recognizes an individual within the HVACR industry who has demonstrated exemplary service, support and advocacy for technician certification.
On behalf of NATE, it's a pleasure to present Gary with this award, said Rex Boynton, president of NATE. â€œAs an outstanding professional devoted to the success and future of the HVACR industry, I believe weâ€™ve chosen someone who represents the goals and vision of NATE certification and has demonstrated the achievements this award aims to recognize.
Andis, who is the director of certification at NEMI, has more than 32 years of industry experience, having worked in various aspects of installation, service and design. He has also helped to advance the industry's reputation of quality by serving as an instructor for adult HVAC education and completing numerous instructor training programs. Andis holds five NATE certifications and serves on the NATE Technical Committee, has completed the OSHA 500 Safety Course, received the EPA, Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Certification 608 and 609, is a National Air Filtration Association certified technician, and is a Testing, Adjusting and Balancing Professional with the Association of Energy Engineers.