After many years of serving on local and national committees and task-forces, Hermanson's Energy Services Manager, John Gundlach has been elected to the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) Board of Directors. As a member of the SMACNA National Board, John will help make decisions and implement policies that guide the sheet metal construction industry. He will serve a four-year term.
"There are positive new horizons in energy services, Lean construction, and the development of computer-based information and technology, and I would like to have first-hand experience and involvement in that growth. I hope to pass on my knowledge and experience to the next generation, perpetuating, improving, and evolving the sheet metal industry," Gundlach said.
On a national level, John is a member of SMACNA's Testing & Research Institute's Board of Directors and co-chairs the NEMI/NEMIC Indoor Air Quality for Schools task force. He has chaired the Technical Resources Committee, plus served on numerous task forces. Locally, John has served on the executive committee, as chair of the Board of Directors of the SMACNA Western Washington chapter, and as a member of the chapter's Legislative-PAC Committee. He currently serves as the chapter's chair of both the Labor-Management Committee and the Local Joint Adjustment Board.
A fourth-generation sheet metal worker whose family legacy began with Gundlach Sheet Metal Works (est. 1889) in Sandusky, Ohio, John learned the trade during a four-year sheet metal apprenticeship. As Energy Services Manager for Hermanson Company, John works with school districts, universities, public agencies, and private companies to explore and implement Energy Savings Measures (ECMs) and has led Hermanson's ESCO Services for the past three years. John is joined on the Board by Thomas DeMusis of Wm. J. Donovan Co., of Philadelphia, PA, William T. Eustace of HPE of Colorado Springs, CO, and Roy Ricci of McCusker-Gill Inc. of Hingham, MA.